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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........
Replies: 30
Views: 909

Re: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........

Andre3K wrote:
it would be a good thing, it would force people to interact in a way they haven't done in years.

What do you all say?


Why would interacting in old ways be good? I interact a lot more in 2018 through the internet than I would be able to do with out it.

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Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 7966

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

For such a tropical location how come everyone in the picture is dressed for winter?? Tropical highlands can become pretty chilly. I remember that Nairobi could easily drop down to 10 degrees, and felt positively wintery when stepping off the plane from Dar-Es-Salaam. The temperature in Mendi (wher...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16525

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

So we Joon to cater to the milleniums and this to cater for the sharia community. Where is my gluten free airline? "Caters" :duck: It's just a meagre attempt at disguising the fact that it is a LCC with no service at all. You actually have to serve something to cater to sharia, gluten fre...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying for a foreign airliner?
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: Flying for a foreign airliner?

And if at all possible, I would like to be able to go along the best route possible to fly for a foreign airline, mainly in Finland or Sweden. The chances of that as a non-European citizen are virtually nil. There is still great unemployment among pilots in Europe (and that seems unlikely to change...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?
Replies: 33
Views: 1037

Re: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?

I would say it's pretty damn well his right. You are using more data if you stream, so why do you expect not to pay more? You are rather spoiled by your flat rate it seems. Thats already how the internet works! You get charged per Megabite. Streaming demands many Megabites, so you have to pay for m...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential MOM Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: Potential MOM Customers

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Norwegian has already expressed interest for TATL routes to smaller destinations. For example they said Washington DC would be too small for a 787 and too far for a 737, but could very well be served on a MOM.


Which is why they ordered 30 A321LRs.

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16525

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

With that plane they are not going to fly to any Muslim country anyway. Not even Morocco. Maybe they can reach Brussels though. With that plane I would be surprised if the Sharia onboard service amounts to anything more than a bottle of water... Which could be their first scheduled destinations? I ...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3327

Re: Shape of fuselage

Planes are pressurized. Trains are not. Many high speed trains are actually pressurized ;) You want to enlighten us on that? As Starlion said, some are slightly pressurized in order to prevent the sudden pressure surge when passing other trains or tunnels at high speed. The German ICE is one, you c...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3327

Re: Shape of fuselage

Polot wrote:
Planes are pressurized. Trains are not.


Many high speed trains are actually pressurized ;)

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 12570

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

3 points: 1. The owner of the aircraft (Musee de l'air) is not, and never has been willing to sell. 2. First flight in 2019? Bwahahaha! :rotfl: Vulcan XH558 was delivered from the RAF in servicable condition, and kept in running condition afterwards. Even then it took 3 years to make it flyable. The...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: cadet pilot programme
Replies: 11
Views: 935

Re: cadet pilot programme

so what does that mean I really need some help, especially about the cadet programmes, cause it's my father's stipulation for me to become a pilot, I must find a solution one way or other, I can't give up that easily on my dream. Hang on one moment. Is it your choice, or your fathers? Because if it...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: cadet pilot programme
Replies: 11
Views: 935

Re: cadet pilot programme

Im not a recruiter, but as a pilot, my own opinion and observations are that you will have an enormous uphill battle , even if you had a license and a typerating today. Its hardly any secret why being a Syrian citizen is problematic. The airline quite simply doesnt know if you will be allowed to liv...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3147

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

Why!!!???? Do they also plan on deploying the rest of the support ships? Carriers are one big fat target without some screening.... They are buying 4-6 TF2000 class air defence frigates, a new fleet replenishment ship, 8 MILGEM corvettes, 4 TF100 class frigates and 6 Type 214 AIP submarines. They a...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3147

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

Is Turkey seriously thinking to develop a fighter with VSTOL capability? That would be very expensive, far cheaper to buy the F-35B. If you believe them, quite possibly. I for one wouldn't want to bet on it, even if the Russians decide to lend a hand and resuscitate the Yak-141. They will have one,...

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by VSMUT
Thu May 31, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3147

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

I don't disagree with your point, but the Juan Carlos is a Spanish class of amphibious assault ship. Yep, and Turkey is getting one in 2019, claiming that it is a light carrier and that it could potentially carry F-35Bs or whatever they develop themselves. The Algerians also got themselves a develo...

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by VSMUT
Thu May 31, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing

I was very shortly with a major airline once. Their policy was to stop all CPR 15 minutes prior to landing, and also to perform it in the aisle. It was only 1 of many dubious things I saw there, so I left pretty shortly thereafter.

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by VSMUT
Thu May 31, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3147

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

Tripoli is already some 1400 km from Turkey, which is already stretching the F-16, and Somalia is completely out of reach by the Turkish AF if they can't rely on allied bases. Italy has 2 carriers and 3 helicopter carriers (and building 1 new carrier and 3 new LHD/LPDs) that more or less stay in th...

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by VSMUT
Thu May 31, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9762

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

Following the collapse of the USSR, the West did not rush to buy aircraft from Tupolev an Ilyushin. In fact, the opposite happened - freed from their former constraints, Eastern European airlines placed orders for more reliable and safer products manufactured by Boeing and Airbus. Heck, even Aerofl...

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by VSMUT
Thu May 31, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 135
Views: 24495

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

KLM will add 4 new 737-800s next year, (rumored as replacement of 4 737-700s, but that's unconfirmed): PH-BCG 62578 Op. Lease Mar 2019 CFM56-7B24 30C 6Y 150M PH-BCH 62579 Op. Lease Mar 2019 CFM56-7B24 30C 6Y 150M PH-BCK 62580 Op. Lease Apr 2019 CFM56-7B24 30C 6Y 150M PH-BCL 63624 Op. Lease Apr 2019...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 27, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The future of Arianespace and the Arianegroup leadership
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: The future of Arianespace and the Arianegroup leadership

There will still be a need for a European space launch solution. The US lying prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 will see to that. There have been some concepts revealed for more reusable rockets (and a project for a landing rocket in miniature scale is also underway), but at best I think they wi...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 27, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier addressing one of the Q400s disadvantages vis-a-vis the ATR72
Replies: 19
Views: 6264

Re: Bombardier addressing one of the Q400s disadvantages vis-a-vis the ATR72

BRA in Sweden uses their ATR72-500/600s for 8 legs per normal day (4 in the weekends). They are in service from 6 to 22 but often with breaks between the round-trips. The legs are about 1 hour all of them. Pretty much the same goes for Wideroe in Norway and their Q400s. The main difference is that ...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 27, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier addressing one of the Q400s disadvantages vis-a-vis the ATR72
Replies: 19
Views: 6264

Re: Bombardier addressing one of the Q400s disadvantages vis-a-vis the ATR72

I'd argue that the Q400 is the better plane because the market has got so much more competitive and planes need to be operating 12 to 16 hours everyday and getting as many legs in as possible during the day. An ability to do one more round trip each day wipes out the advantage of an ATR72's fuel ad...

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by VSMUT
Sat May 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31175

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

What upcoming A350 deliveries do we have? Philippine Airlines, Delta, Lufthansa, China Airlines, LATAM and Singapore? LATAM and Lufthansa just changed theirs, so unlikely. That leaves: Philippine Airlines - Pretty old paintjob they have right now. Delta - Would be weird without the Delta triangle Ch...

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by VSMUT
Sat May 26, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3147

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

I wonder if they envision a Kuznetsov or Type 001A derived design. Those are roughly 300 meter long STOBAR designs, and could possibly be built before 2029. Seems like most complex projects they built so far (MBTs, turboprop trainers, attack helicopters, new medium tank, SPGs, howitzers, rocket arti...

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by VSMUT
Sat May 26, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: (Theoretical) re-engine of An-225
Replies: 29
Views: 3440

Re: (Theoretical) re-engine of An-225

Following Russia's invasion against Ukraine in 2014, Antonov will refuse their orders for An-225, with or without imagined derivatives of the (incredibly overhyped) PD-14 program. If the Russians really had som massive need for a unique one-off airlifter, they would just build it at the Aviastar fa...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 25, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18711

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Do you have any opinion on the findings that the missile was a Russian Military Missile and thus Putin's regime is neck deep into this? My opinion is that the missile was fired by the rebels in a warzone, where air attacks were a daily routine. The rebels had an assortment of equipment that was eit...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 25, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18711

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

O RLY? There have been countless shootdowns of Ukrainian planes previously, and MH17 was the wake-up-call. Only then they knew rebels (or their Russian helpers) had access to weapons with which they can shoot down planes at such an altitude. David An An-26 was shot down on the 14th of July at an al...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 25, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11096

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

Canada will be a unique example, especially Nolinor, which uses that aircraft into the tundra, and they still fly 65-year old Convairs (are they pressurized?). The Dash 8 combi is available (although I don't believe any Canadian operator flies it) as a replacement for the 737-200 when they finally ...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 20, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 82
Views: 10770

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Not if you are using a radar that has LPI... Emissions are detectable, no matter how many abbreviations you add to them. All it takes is computing power, and we know for a certain that the Russians (among others) have worked on this. These were Su-30MK2's, which were manufactured by KnAAPO. The Chi...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 20, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot pay: twins vs quads
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: Pilot pay: twins vs quads

Am I crazy to even think that a twin can be *more demanding* than a quad? Nope, you are correct. And not only that, but regional and short-haul pilots tend to do a lot more work than the longhaulers. Regional aircraft such as CRJs, ATRs and Q400s also come with less automation, so even more work fo...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 20, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12888

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

Surprised to see Turkish so low - they operate 737s, A320 family aircraft mainly into LHR - so why is that different to British airways shout haul? It's not just short haul, it's the average noise of all operations short haul and long haul together. Their short haul operations may be quiet but some...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 82
Views: 10770

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

1. It doesn't matter if you have an defensive or offensive doctrine for the aircraft. It does matter. An active radar gives your location away thousands of kilometers away, regardless of how stealthy your aircraft is. A stealth aircraft can't use it's radar if it wants to remain stealthy, hence why...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 18, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9251

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Everyone is deposing of the ERJ-190/195’s. It is going to be hard to sell the latest model with the previous model not doing well. There sweet spot in this narrow tube is the 75 - 80 passenger model. No, everyone is not deposing of the E-190 and E-195. US operators got rid of them due to union rela...

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by VSMUT
Thu May 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1341

Re: Super yachts

bagoldex wrote:
^^^ Tacky clorox bottles, all of them.


Floating fridges.

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by VSMUT
Thu May 17, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10581

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

So when he says no new aircraft, does he mean no factory new aircraft, or no replacements at all (second-hand or hand-me-downs included)?

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by VSMUT
Thu May 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 25
Views: 3281

Re: Cockpit location

blueflyer wrote:
Maybe literally once in a very long while?


:lol:

blueflyer wrote:
Put larger windows upfront and give premium passengers a view to die for?


Kidding aside, those windows are really expensive and heavy. If the pilots weren't there, they would be removed, or at best replaced with tiny windows.

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by VSMUT
Thu May 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 82
Views: 10770

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Compare that to the construction of the F-35; they are using laser alignment techniques, coupled to indoor GPS using a computer controlled robotic mating system to assemble the F-35 components together. The entire aircraft is painted using a specialized robot which uses lasers and optical scanners ...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 14, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 82
Views: 10770

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

We're back 25yrs, in the good old, clear, cold war. Reason & IQ are out and anything not from here is either inferior or copied. :rotfl: Lol, I was thinking the exact same :lol: Obviously with the introduction of the F-35, no more investment into the F/A-18 was approved. Sure, no more investmen...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 14, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EW Chaos in CGN on May 13, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: EW Chaos in CGN on May 13, 2018

However, how can a professionally run Airline in DE be so unprepared and inform so badly? At least 1 knowledgeable person to answer questions in the security area PLUS some proactive info early on (it might make life easier for passengers if they can some to the Airport a bit later). E.g., you can'...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 14, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 25
Views: 3281

Re: Cockpit location

I think none of us expect to see truly radical changes in the design and configuration of airliners, such as blended wings, in the near future. But, with advances in fly by wire and enhanced video, is there any reason cockpits need to remain in the nose of the aircraft? I'm not suggesting remote co...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 14, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In an uninhabited world, would you find home?
Replies: 25
Views: 908

Re: In an uninhabited world, would you find home?

Yes, and it would be painfully easy because I live on an island in an archipelago. Not taking potential old-growth forests into account, I estimate that it would take about 2-3 months. Google suggests 1 month from the furthest point in Europe by foot, and then I added a bit in case I spawn somewhere...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 13, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 5891

Re: Air Koryo speculations

At best I would expect some A32Xs, but probably second-hand. More likely, Sukhoi Superjets, ARJ-21s, C919s or MC-21s. If a deal is pulled off personally I see a few 737 for regional and possible a 777 did long haul. As Trump is centre to the deal US aircraft in prime position, and as others point ou...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 13, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1549

Re: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park

A cheetah, or in this case several cheetahs, could have easily dispatched the adults. The question for me without need to comment on the moronic visitors, is where were the keepers and how the hell did the park not know about it until afterwards? Here, such enclosures are required to be manned (esp...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader
Replies: 51
Views: 1409

Re: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader

Not everything in life is supposed to be a simulation of what it's like to get a job. Cheerleading ≠ Job interviews. But trying out to get into a cheerleading squad = job interview. If you don't get it, that's life. Signed by: The GOP fanboys. I would like to see these principles applied just as li...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22009

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

Hmmm, do they have any realistic options? No. At best, the choice reduces to picking to selling aircraft to the Iranian market versus selling to the US market. Given that Airbus is a commercial enterprise, that's not much of a choice. At worse, the choice reduces to picking to sell to the Iranian m...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 5975

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

1' not true, swedes and norwegian govts want to get rid of SK ASAP, DK govt is worried about Kastrup of course. Finnish govt likely will keep a profitable AY, but might eventually sell it. 2' yes and no, which neighbors? if you don't consider the low cost maybe, but don't forget AF/KL on the west a...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader
Replies: 51
Views: 1409

Re: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader

How are these young adults going to make it in the real world where there is 100 applicants for one job? The real world is not fair folks and this kind of bullshit is not doing kids any justice. I ask you where is the incentive to work hard for anything if they will just give it to you when you cry...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 5975

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

I agree with you as a consumer, but the owners think about biz and they want to make money. At least one of the owners of SAS cares more about jobs creation and connecting Copenhagen to the rest of the world, and all 3 owner-states use it to connect far-flung parts of the country with subsidized or...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1549

Re: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park

Truth be told, if it hadn't been for the child, the Cheetahs would probably not have bothered the slightest. It's pretty obvious what they went for.

But I hope these fools got kicked out of the park afterwards.

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by VSMUT
Thu May 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 5975

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

I don't see why they wouldn't want more hubs, as long as they make them more money. SAS is a different brand, the only brand that they have tried consolidating to as few hubs as possible is Lufthansa itself. Besides, if they did take over SAS*, it would only be a matter of time before it became yet...

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