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by seahawk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

https://mobile.twitter.com/iaindale/status/1064175839691120641 "Dominic Raab was told by British diplomats that Martin Selmayr had boasted that losing Northern Ireland would be the "price" Britain has to pay for Brexit." What a lovely bunch. Another reason to stick two fingers u...

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by seahawk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 168
Views: 23123

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

In the end the new wing is only shelved until Brexit is decided. Because if there is a hard Brexit Filton won´t build it and the production will be set up outside the UK.

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by seahawk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

That is beyond stupid.

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by seahawk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Must be a very warm November in the UK.

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by seahawk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 286
Views: 44620

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

And "screaming good deal" may apply to purchase price, but in the end, after the airplane is retired, it may be a poor deal. There's a reason end of the line A333s, slow-selling A339s, and struggling A220s have lower purchase prices. The short and long-run downsides balance out the lower ...

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by seahawk
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

No it can all be sorted at national levels. Saw this earlier How to fix Brexit. 1. Remove Theresa May and her Cabinet dummies. 2. Install David Davis as interim PM 3. Inform EU we do not want a deal and we will leave on WTO tariffs 4. Inform EU the "Irish backstop" is now off the table. 5...

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by seahawk
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

No I think the UK should do what is best for the UK, Germany for Germany, Poland for Poland etc. And Scotland what is best for Scotland, and Edinborough what is best for Edinborough and the Royal mile what is best for the Royal mile? E.g. no compromise at all, no cooperation, no larger scale? No it...

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by seahawk
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Imho this debate misses one crucial point, the leading figures intentionally lied about the Brexit prospects. I believe that the vote would go in a similar way in most EU countries given the same circumstances - politicians of established parties intentionally lying about the exit options and the in...

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by seahawk
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 168
Views: 23123

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Not that much, as the MTOW limit for the current landing gear configurationhas been reached.

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by seahawk
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The vote has been cast though, and no deal is better than a bad deal, as the order was clear - no connection to the EU and freedom for the UK.

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by seahawk
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 279
Views: 34632

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

It could be a combination as well. Maintenance could have missed a faulty sensor or installed it not correctly, which allowed for MCAS to work as it did. So in that case the main reason would be maintenance, but it would still have exposed a design property in the MCAs that needs to be looked at. I ...

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by seahawk
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 279
Views: 34632

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Again we do not even know if the knowledge of the system would have saved the plane. The checklist is for a single system failure and for that it is straightforward. But if other sensors fail (like speed) it all gets a lot more complicated. It can easily lead to logical yet false conclusions by the ...

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by seahawk
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1470
Views: 313643

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

In the end in every modern airliner there are multiple extremely unlikely or even never thought of failure combinations that could lead to a crash.

The only thing I find strange is that the automatic trim feeds off one sensor and not at least 3.

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

She didn't. She said there was a majority in favour of it in the Cabinet. Those not in the majority or not in the cabinet are resigning. Esther McVey is no loss, She should have been removed from her position months ago with all the stupid things She did. Esther McVey was probably one of the most t...

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 168
Views: 23123

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I think the fixation on TATL is misleading. For an airline like Lufthansa the an A321 with 4300nm effective range does a lot more than opening TATL routes. From FRA it opens the northern 2/3rd of Africa, the western 2/3rd of China and all of India. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4300nm%40FRA&MS=wl...

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by seahawk
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 279
Views: 34632

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

It is all speculation until we have all facts. It would be strange if only the failure of MCAS caused the crash, as pilots should be able to handle it, but we must consider the possibility of multiple sensor or system failures and then things might get complicated.

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by seahawk
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1470
Views: 313643

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Questions.... - What might this look like? Is it as simple as shutting down MCAS when you have unreliable AoA or when the pilots pull up on the yoke? Given that the pilots were never informed about MCAS, and given that the transition course from the NG to MAX models just takes an hour, it's impossi...

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by seahawk
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I believe this deal is made to be rejected in the UK. Which means the end game will be hard Brexit vs.remaining in the EU. Probably with a vote at the end between those 2 options in the hope that remain would win.

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by seahawk
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

And however good or bad the deal is, it will be shouted down by all the europhiles in this thread. Actually, it's your own comrades in the Tory party who are out for blood over it. If it's a deal which satisfies the european requirements, I'm okay with it, and I've never said otherwise. It's your l...

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 103
Views: 20069

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

Or maybe the obvious point is that lots of the cargo on the route is made up by perishables. Flowers and fruits are usually not very heavy.

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by seahawk
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 103
Views: 20069

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

And cargo can be different. You can have destinations where you load heavy loads and others which require volume. I would but SFO in the volume needing markets and not in a market where you load heavy dense loads.

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by seahawk
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China A350 and 787 delivery schedule and A330s withdrawal?
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Re: Air China A350 and 787 delivery schedule and A330s withdrawal?

It is likely that they could withdraw the A330CEOs quickly, as such youngish frames will find buyers.

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by seahawk
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1470
Views: 313643

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

The really strange thing is that MCAS does not turn off, when detecting sensor problems.

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by seahawk
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 95
Views: 23494

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

In combination with faulty airspeed sensors, it should make a not easy scenario to trouble shoot.

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by seahawk
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 26446

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

Extra weight in the rear might need to be balanced by extra weight in the front and then the weight penalty growths.

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by seahawk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 26446

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

It needs a new engine, but which? GE passport seems the most likely solution.

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by seahawk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 4126

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

That is the strange thing about the US legal system. It seems like nobody wants to draw any connection between Article I Section 8, the Second Militia Act of 1792, the Militia Act of 1903 and the 2nd amendment. The second amendment makes lots of sense in combination with the Second Militia Act of 17...

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by seahawk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 4126

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

It is a small price to pay for freedom and the right of self defence. It is like, cars do you forbid cars, because people die in accidents? And other countries have crazy laws as well. In Europe you can buy dangerous Kindereier, a chocolate weapon of mass destruction, that the US citizen is protect...

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 4126

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

It is a small price to pay for freedom and the right of self defence. It is like, cars do you forbid cars, because people die in accidents? Cars are a bad analogy. They are strictly controlled. You need a driving license, car insurance and the car requires an annual safety check. Restrictions can b...

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 4126

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

It is a small price to pay for freedom and the right of self defence. It is like, cars do you forbid cars, because people die in accidents? And other countries have crazy laws as well. In Europe you can buy dangerous Kindereier, a chocolate weapon of mass destruction, that the US citizen is protecte...

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 39030

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I would second that, Thomas Cook is a strong probability, I have heard from my sources however there is an on going debate between Condor and the rest of the Groups Airlines over B787 Vs Airbus... Condor want the 787, the rest of the Group Airline's want A330 for A330/A321/A320 commonality. Condor ...

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 95
Views: 23494

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

The directive implies that the Lion Air's 737-Max would not have plunged into the sea but for improper inputs by the pilots. That over simplifies the problem. Surely for every fault there is a standard procedure on every airliner today, but still you need to look at the logic on how the systems wor...

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1470
Views: 313643

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

The logic of the AP disengaging due to unreliable sensor data, just for the automatic trim system to kick is, is a bit strange imho. Even more so if the trim system is not fed by at least 3 different AoA sensors.

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 39030

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I'd keep an eye on the Thomas Cook Group. There was a thread on here quite recently that they are looking at long-haul aircraft to replace Condor's fleet of 767's, however other airlines within the Group (TC UK and Scandinavia) both use A330's and UK have been slowly expanding long-haul in recent y...

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 93
Views: 14608

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

That is either just a close down of the program or a huge challenge for Viking Air. They would need to seriously up their game when it comes to sales and support.

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Judge orders White House to return Jim Acosta's press pass
Replies: 160
Views: 5014

Re: CNN's Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Revoked

Finally. Long overdue, the White House has shown far too much patience with this horrible guy. Jim Acosta has repeatedly shown that he is not a reporter, but more of an activist and a professional heckler. He has routinely spoken out of turn at pressers and refused to give up the mic on several occ...

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by seahawk
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

If you speak English, you speak the Global language, why learn another?

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by seahawk
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1470
Views: 313643

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

That will be interesting to see and we might see the first problems of the not fully digital system core of the 737.

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by seahawk
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 16686

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Probably like the A320 FOPP vent opening whine. That was also annoying.

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by seahawk
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 189
Views: 6353

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

And the senate is now ready to appoint more judges.

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 116635

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Always has been.

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 116635

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Truly one of a kind.

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K
Replies: 109
Views: 30419

Re: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K

And fresh from Berlin: "Next year's defense budget has now been established at 43.22 billion Euro, nearly a billion more than the original plan from May. More importantly, it includes authorization to commit to various major procurement projects extending over multiple fiscal years, including t...

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 655
Views: 19229

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

54% is not enough to reverse course. The vote has been cast, Brexit is coming. Apart from that: "Some 35 per cent of people said Britain should stay in the EU in a “no-deal” scenario, and almost exactly the same proportion – 36 per cent – said the UK should leave without a deal." The major...

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 1665

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

Dieuwer wrote:
Had Merkel stepped down several years ago, statues would have been erected for her all over Germany. Now? Not so much...


I can not name one post war chancellor that has statues in a number of towns in Germany - far less in most towns.

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K
Replies: 109
Views: 30419

Re: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K

https://www.businessinsider.nl/trump-merkel-meeting-after-he-said-germany-russias-puppet-2018-7/?international=true&r=US The relations are so, a big defense contract is unlikely. It has nothing to do with Trump. The whole 2019 budget has not passed the parliament yet. So logically you can not s...

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by seahawk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1470
Views: 313643

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

So, let's say you've lost airspeeds at low altitude after take off, and you have a 50kt headwind... do you think you're at V2 climb speed with Ground Speed, but hey, don't be startled of your flaps rip off or jam due to overpseed... Now if you make that a 50kt tailwind when maneuvering to shoot an ...

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