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by Revelation
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 85
Views: 9117

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

With LGA gone JFK could have utilized both pairs for takeoffs and landing all the time except of course during strong crosswind weather situations. EWR would not have to deal with LGA outbound and inbound squeezing. It's easier to fix the airspace issues than the real estate and ground transport is...

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by Revelation
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

Here is the ATC recording of the chase fighters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9geutArj9ts This was fascinating. Quick question: who is Bigfoot? I get who ROCK41 and ROCK42, as well as TOI1 and of course SEA ATC. But who is talking when it says Bigfoot? http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22807/o...

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by Revelation
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight
Replies: 20
Views: 4625

Re: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight

As an old friend of mine says, "It's better to be pissed off than to be pissed on!"

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by Revelation
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 87
Views: 13155

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

I'm really surprised that so few were built - had assumed over 1000! Clearly it was not a particularly successful design for Boeing. I wonder how much money they lost on the variant. If 744 was not particularly successful, then Airbus has a lot of explaining to do about why they were provoked into ...

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by Revelation
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

So we are expected to believe that someone with no cockpit experience in a Q400 is able to taxi this aircraft to a runway line it up and take off and perform a set of highly difficult acrobatic maneuvers and not crash the plane he executes all his stunts as if he were a highly skilled pilot and the...

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by Revelation
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 91
Views: 8441

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Yeah thanks, a lot of good reading popping up here that I did not know. Forgive the thread drift, but I am wondering if we should start a thread in ´av hobby´ , where we share good AvGeek reading material we come across, the trouble is, do any of us frequent that forum? That's a good idea. The foru...

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by Revelation
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 96
Views: 10693

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

The A350 obviously. It's an all new design, incorporating decades of design advances. The 777X, even with a new wing, will still be a compromise with a 25 year old fuselage design. That is also why Boeing tried to distance themselves from the A350, among others by trying to stretch the -9 a step ab...

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1717

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

And now Ambien has popped up again to explain tweets! That medication seriously needs to add "tweeting/texting" to its warning label. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/business/elon-musk-interview-tesla.html Not a very good interview but very "Musk". Sigh. Tugg To be clear, Mus...

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343921

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing is expensive. I believe they learned it was a mistake to outsource wing production. Well, from what I have heard, Kawasaki was given just the specs to deliver "a box", all technology regarding the leading- and trailing edge was kept in-house. Overall around this "delay", ...

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

No need for an essay ... you might start simply by defining what you think is a "mental health issue." I'm not at all against people getting help with a recognized problem reaching out voluntarily for that help (unless there is some overt dangerous or illegal conduct), as I have recognize...

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 91
Views: 8441

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

PS Revelation, thanks for the further links....all great stuff Glad to share. Also, for podcast nerds, plug https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:42771552/sounds.rss into your podcast app to get the Royal Aero Society podcast feed, or search for it in iTunes or the SoundCloud app (whi...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343921

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

So, almost 3000 replies later are we any closer to Boeing announcing the 757MAX? Ha, funny... but according to Bloomberg, and as many posters here have noted, Boeing is taking it's sweet time on purpose. It sounds like even a planned 2019 decision might be not totally official. Personally, I'd love...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343921

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Charlotte Charleston has been growing it's Nacelle capabilities for some time now. They haven't dabbled in struts much. I think some there think they can do a whole fuselage at this point. But I don't believe they've done much composites wise beyond nacelle structures. What would be telling is if B...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343921

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Charlotte is no doubt wanting the whole airplane. But they don't have the staff or the infrastructure capability yet. I've heard rumors that charlotte's campus is beginning to look a lot like what Spirit looked like at one time under Boeing's banner. So, what did Spirit look like at one time under ...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343921

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

We don't need tear down firms. We know estimated costs to build and because of people transferring company to company, we know quite a bit. Yep, tribal knowledge gets passed from one tribe to another pretty readily, yet that too must happen in the auto industry and they still have specialist tear d...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: RIP Atal Bihari Vajpayee

* Ending India's decades long policy of nuclear ambiguity by conducting a series of nuclear explosions and establishing a strategic forces command. Today, India acknowledges an arsenal of air-delivered bombs, rail and road mobile IRBMs and ICBMs, as well as a submarine based nuclear missile platfor...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343921

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

But also consider, these suppliers are privy to much more information than is public at this time and are probably quite capable of recognizing where there may be commonality. I'm sure it's part of the discussions. Interestingly enough (or perhaps not) in our non-av Tesla thread ( http://www.airlin...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343921

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I have regularly observed comments from the BA production folks that they were just NOT about to contemplate further (sales=driven) additions to the portfolio whereby the production-system was likely to be critically compromised. It must have taken some pit-bull like ferocity to EG defer the MAX10 ...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 91
Views: 8441

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Revelation, you like your audio stuff! You will love these, with Mr DP Davies talking about his certification/test flying experiences on various types, but topically here, the 707. His praise for the 747 is unequivocal Brabazon to 707 https://www.aerosociety.com/news/aud...nnia-brabazon/ T-Tails an...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 91
Views: 8441

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

That was delivery. Entry into service of classical jets was: Comet - 2nd of May, 1952, BOAC, London-Johannesburg, said to be five-stop Tu-104 - 15th of September, 1956, Aeroflot, Moscow-Omsk-Irkutsk Comet return after grounding - 4th of October, 1958, BOAC, London-Gander-Idlewild 707 - 26th of Octo...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343921

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This has allowed vendors to get aggressive with IP and restrict access to parts and repair options. The vendors want to force airlines to buy new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts, which brings in revenue rather than let parts get repaired. They also want to protect details of the design ...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343921

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This is a very important conversations. This is the type of discussion (not cabin width) that is critical to closing the business case. The after market, spares and services market is getting more and more competitive. Suppliers have been successful in bidding low to get parts on airplanes and then...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 91
Views: 8441

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Revelation your point about piston to jet was particularly valid when the 727 was introduced, with a number of early landing accidents that had, as a common factor, the new jet handling skills required....Robert J Serlings book Loud and Clear being the quintessential read on the subject. Indeed the...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343921

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

https://leehamnews.com/2018/08/15/some-suppliers-consider-sitting-out-boeings-nma-program/ suggests some suppliers may walk away from the 797 program rather than accept Boeing's demands for low initial price and little/no life time revenue stream. I kind of feel the piece is all over the place. It t...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 91
Views: 8441

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

The Comet would have had problems after the introduction of the 707 even if there had been no history of metal fatigue caused crashes. It had far fewer seats over which to share costs. It had seating capacity similar to some of today's regional jets. The 707 could about over 150 passengers. The 707...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 498
Views: 38004

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I was just listening to a report projecting travel patterns out to 2027 and there were a few things that caught my attention. Here's a few. 1. Point to point flying will continue to increase as airlines value O&D over connecting traffic. More people will fly nonstop than connect somewhere. 2. M...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 91
Views: 8441

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

And, of course, Boeing learned from the Comet errors. Therefore, we must give recognition where it is due. Why, are you perceiving some lack of granting due recognition? What are Comet's contributions to Boeing's learning? Did Boeing have a similar lack of understanding of cabin pressurization, met...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

The level of defeatism regarding improving mental wellness (as some are trying to call it these days, perhaps in light of this phenomenon) in this thread is quite depressing, no pun intended. No amount of prevention will ever reduce the chance of somebody stealing an airplane to zero, just like we ...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1717

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

And I also found it interesting reading how the engineers do the costing process for the vehicle tear downs https://jalopnik.com/the-fascinating-company-that-tears-cars-apart-to-find-o-1787205420 Very cool. Early in my career I was working for a very large international computer maker and I found s...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1717

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

It's pretty obvious why someone would mistake you referring to "they" as the SEC since that is the only other subject listed in that post. And yet it's pretty obvious that the SEC can't close down Drumph's Twitter account (nor Musk's either), so I couldn't have meant the SEC, right? Some ...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1717

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

And to topic, I will note that to those that say Mush has no chance making it and that Tesla is a loser that will fail: Profit is all that matters ultimately and he is making 30% profit on the vehicles at this point. Much the surprise and chagrin of those that had doubts. https://jalopnik.com/engin...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1717

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Duh. The SEC doesn't have the authority to take away Musk's twitter account either. It'll be interesting if SEC/FTC treat the tweet as some sort of violation, especially given the countless examples set by the Tweeter In Chief. If so, they should shut down the Drumph account too. Which is it? You c...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1717

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Let me make it more clear. The SEC does not have the authority to do what you a proposing. Duh. The SEC doesn't have the authority to take away Musk's twitter account either. They surely can impose penalties (that can and usually are appealed) based on what he tweets, but in your anal circumspectiv...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

I sympathize with where you are coming from, but with regards to aviation we have seen the worst case scenario in the recent past ( a pilot with diagnosed mental health issues decides to commit suicide by flying a plane load of passengers into the side of a mountain ) and the world decided to look ...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1717

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

It'll be interesting if SEC/FTC treat the tweet as some sort of violation, especially given the countless examples set by the Tweeter In Chief. If so, they should shut down the Drumph [sic] account too. There is a false analogy if I've ever seen one. Do I need to explain the role and scope of the S...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1717

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

If this New York Times article is accurate, things are about to get very ugly for Tesla. According to the Times Musk did not actually have a deal in place to take Tesla private when he made his tweet. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/business/dealbook/tesla-board-musk-tweets.html Looking at the s...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

So much could change in healthcare but of course it requires money. More in-depth training for family doctors, closer monitoring of antidepressants, improved access to therapy, more focus on community care and increased number of groups or therapeutic activities that people can attend. This could t...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

Bjorn Fehrm wrote an article ( https://leehamnews.com/2018/08/15/stopping-airliner-theft/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter ) on how hard ( or not ) it is to steal an airplane. It's got a lot of content, so I'll provide the conclusion: Airliners are normally not locked. If they are, the grou...

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 91
Views: 8441

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

lightsaber wrote:
Wow...
I recommend the book Skygods. It goes into the negotiations to create a different 707 than the one Boeing originally marketed due to Juan Trippe.

Thanks. Turns out you can get it on Kindle for $4 so it's in my queue now.

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Are you confident that the mental health issue can be fixed? I'm confident that it can be improved, and I'm very VERY confident that we are not trying anywhere near hard enough in the United States. Yes, of course it can be improved, but this isn't horseshoes or hand grenades and so getting close i...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Thanks to a management that is hyper-focused on its costs - perhaps at the expense of it's employees well-being - Alaska and Horizon employees work in a stressful environment. That's true of many, many more businesses than AS or B6. Management will push as hard as they can. It's up to the worker to...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1717

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

And importantly for the shorts, taking it private will lock in the loss. They would need to cash out their position or basically go "all in" at the buy out value and be part of the private company. And in that situation shorts don't work. Musk seems to be showing what can happen to short ...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outcry in Malaysia over two women sentenced to caning
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Outcry in Malaysia over two women sentenced to caning

... for having lesbian sex. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-lgbt/outcry-in-malaysia-over-two-women-sentenced-to-caning-for-lesbian-sex-idUSKBN1KZ1EE says: Media on Sunday said the women were charged under Islamic laws forbidding lesbian sex at the Shariah High Court in Terengganu, a cons...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A
Replies: 74
Views: 4813

Re: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A

Maybe $21 mil to tie you over until the P-8A take over is a good deal. :scratchchin: bt I actually think 21 million for 6 years of capability that smooths the transition to the next aircraft is money well spent, especially in the context of keeping the platform technically relevant. Put that acquis...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1717

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Saudi Arabia is interested in taking Tesla private. So Musk intends to become a big oil shill? The irony. Guess you didn't read the tesla.com posting? KSA is very interested in Tesla as a hedge for the post-oil era. They're sitting on a pile of cash after several generations living high off the hog...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Re "mental health issue" ... This is really too vague a concept and is actually a logical fallacy ("ex post facto") as applied here. Going through a period of crisis and acting imprudently as a result may have nothing to do with mental health but instead may reflect character fl...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Mods. A topic title of "Updated: AS employee steals Q400 at SeaTac and crashes" would be far more accurate. No crash at SeaTac. This thread is going to be around a long time. Actually a QX employee, right? And if you want mods to see your request, click on the triangle above the post and ...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Somethings never change at A.net. Armchair wannabe CEOs and Flightsim pilots are always quick to point how how they would to do everything better than the actual professionals. Sadly they continue to drive the actual professionals away this site. Hopefully it'll drive away the ones who think the av...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok is fired
Replies: 73
Views: 1776

Re: Peter Strzok is fired

The purge has begun. Please get your papers ready for the brown shirt party. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fbi-strzok/fbi-agent-strzok-who-criticized-trump-in-text-messages-is-fired-idUSKBN1KY1TU "The decision, Goelman added, was at odds with a recommendation by the Federal Bureau of ...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89900

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It is a mental health issue. And it is not just diagnosing, it is about consequences. People don't get help with mental issues because the consequences of just seeking help is too high. Yes these things happen. They also happen with other systems, with other modes of transport, with other industrie...

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