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by Francoflier
Fri May 25, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 117
Views: 3774

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

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Trump once again managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...
Did they give him that nobel prize yet?

:rotfl:
Or at least I would laugh if the whole affair wasn't so damn pathetic and hopeless.

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by Francoflier
Thu May 24, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Just Returned MyPillow
Replies: 17
Views: 720

Re: I Just Returned MyPillow

I have a feeling most aren't going to get this...

It should devolve nicely.

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by Francoflier
Thu May 24, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Votes to roll back Dodd Frank, record profits, banks.
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Votes to roll back Dodd Frank, record profits, banks.

The funny thing is that the people who voted for Trump and his detestable cohort of corporate stooges are the same who were outraged by the carelessness and greed of the banks back after the GFC...

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by Francoflier
Wed May 23, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1485
Views: 140731

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx511_yqkuI Done. Nice mission which showcases the amazing capabilities of the second stage and of the Merlin vacuum engine. No booster recovery it seems. This was a preflown (and now obsolete) Block IV,I believe. It was interesting to see a commercial company share a...

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by Francoflier
Wed May 23, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6445

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

I certainly wouldn't want to fly into TGU for the first time without doing my homework first!

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by Francoflier
Tue May 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: An extra set of vortilons on the 73M
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: An extra set of vortilons on the 73M

I suppose they wanted to delay the onset of stall at the wingtips a bit more. Not sure why it would happen earlier on the Max vs. the NG. Maybe simply because it is heavier, or maybe the aerodynamics of the scimitar winglets have something to do with it... Advanced aerodynamics might as well be blac...

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by Francoflier
Mon May 21, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Trip Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Hong Kong Trip Advice

Hiking maps can be bought at government offices and are quite cheap. I must say that June is not the best season for hiking as it gets mighty hot and rainy... If you only have to do one, climb up the Lion Rock. Ferries to and from Macao leave every 15 minutes all day. Nothing easier. There is a shop...

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by Francoflier
Sat May 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4066

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Logo lights are also known to pilots and engineers as the most frequent MEL item...
:snaggletooth:

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by Francoflier
Sat May 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1485
Views: 140731

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

The FH could make sense if they developed a reusable second stage.

You'd then have a fully reusable vehicle that could easily lob most commercial and military sats in orbit for potentially less money than an F9 you recover only a part of.

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by Francoflier
Thu May 17, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps extended
Replies: 14
Views: 1650

Re: Flaps extended

What airplanes and where?

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by Francoflier
Mon May 14, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23108

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

A question for our pilots: you have a taxiway centerline to follow, but are there always edge markings along the gate areas to clearly indicate that another aircraft is (such as this neutered A321) not fully out of the taxiway? Is this a standard? It seems to me that even if you can see your own wi...

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by Francoflier
Wed May 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to create department of Religion
Replies: 167
Views: 4457

Re: Trump to create department of Religion

can you please explain what point Thomas was trying to make when bringing up that Muslims should be allowed to practice polygamy. I know it won't happen, I'm not worried. However, when the left feels threatened by Christianity, their counterargument is to support another religion, in this case Isla...

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by Francoflier
Wed May 09, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to create department of Religion
Replies: 167
Views: 4457

Re: Trump to create department of Religion

The exception being the bill you'd pass to allow Muslims to practice polygamy Again, your logic is a bit iffy there... Polygamy is illegal in the US (despite being already practiced by some groups, mostly non-muslim). Implementing the separation of Church and State means that the Government shall n...

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by Francoflier
Wed May 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal
Replies: 45
Views: 1320

Re: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal

The real craziness is doing business with the Mullahs and trusting them with Nukes. So, essentially, you think that instead of waiting the possible end of the agreement in 10 years to let them have nukes, it's better to end the whole thing and go back to the previous status quo when they were actua...

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by Francoflier
Tue May 08, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to create department of Religion
Replies: 167
Views: 4457

Re: Trump to create department of Religion

Maybe I should let him ask the question, but in what way are his positions contradictory?

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by Francoflier
Tue May 08, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to create department of Religion
Replies: 167
Views: 4457

Re: Trump to create department of Religion

So I guess you do not believe that the Bible and Trump will make everything better? So you do not have faith? I believe a religious police would be awesome and would make America maga again. The allies from Saudi Arabia can surely recommend how to set one up. How about calling it the "not Span...

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by Francoflier
Tue May 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to create department of Religion
Replies: 167
Views: 4457

Re: Trump to create department of Religion

Amen, brother. The bible is as important as the constitution, one can have no moral direction without both and the bible is the central guidance for a moral life. Only through the word of god can true greatness be achieved. When we get more Trump appointed Supremes on the Court, then the faulty int...

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by Francoflier
Mon May 07, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California now world's 5th Largest Economy
Replies: 41
Views: 1304

Re: California now world's 5th Largest Economy

Haters gonna hate... The funniest thing about this thread is that those who come in to try and explain why having a booming economy when you have inequality is worthless are mostly the same who cheerlead the current GOP 'trickle down' policies and applaud Trump's tax cut for the rich as the most eff...

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by Francoflier
Sat May 05, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels
Replies: 304
Views: 10174

Re: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels

What's funny about this is that Giulianni rushed to the scene as soon as he was allowed to in order to help his good buddy Trump, only to discover what every other person who tried to help him discovered sooner or later... He will get thrown under the bus. No one can save Trump from his egocentric, ...

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by Francoflier
Sat May 05, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: They dropped the "BOY" in boy scouts
Replies: 19
Views: 827

Re: They dropped the "BOY" in boy scouts

Well one part of me looks at this as here goes another institution by the way side. I am getting really sick of political correctness that the progressive left keeps ramming down our throats. But in another respect I can see why girls want to join the boy scouts. I mean do the girl scouts do anythi...

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by Francoflier
Fri May 04, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 41
Views: 12163

Re: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments

I don't see this as remotely possible frankly. I tend to agree. There is too little time to experience weightlessness outside the seat. That said, It's still a hell of a ride. Weightlessness would be the least interesting part of the experience to me. The thrill of experiencing an actual rocket lau...

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by Francoflier
Fri May 04, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore named busiest int'l route
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

Re: BBC: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore named busiest int'l route

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuala_Lum ... speed_rail
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Dutchy wrote:
I wonder why they don't just build a high speed rail connection between the cities, it is only 350km's, perfect length for such a connection.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuala_Lum ... speed_rail

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by Francoflier
Fri May 04, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The continual assault on Trump by media and the left
Replies: 48
Views: 1783

Re: The continual assault on Trump by media and the left

Interesting... The man who made his entire political success on fostering hate and anger by exaggerating, insulting and accusing based on no logic, facts or proof is now the 'victim' of people who depict him for exactly who and what he is. Whudda thunk? :scratchchin: Even if the backlash against Tru...

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by Francoflier
Fri May 04, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to create department of Religion
Replies: 167
Views: 4457

Re: Trump to create department of Religion

He should stop pussyfooting around, really. Forget the Dept. of Religion, just dissolve the 'totally biased' FBI that's just a part of the deep state anyway and create a new Religious Police. They will be in charge of tracking and persecuting sinners such as non-Christians, adulterers, pre-marital s...

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by Francoflier
Thu May 03, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 41
Views: 12163

Re: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments

Actually, that second video (inside view) is from the previous launch in December. There were many youtubers reuploading that video after the last launch to get some easy views while duping their viewers... :gnasher: I haven't seen the feed from inside the capsule from that launch published anywhere...

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by Francoflier
Thu May 03, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuclear powered aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 4348

Re: Nuclear powered aircraft?

I agree that as long as heavy and radioactive elements are used for nuclear reactions, the technology will not live inside a civilian aircraft. Fusion, maybe, a long time away... But following today's technological bearing, I suspect electric propulsion will happen first. Whether that electricity is...

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by Francoflier
Wed May 02, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1485
Views: 140731

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

For those interested,Blue Shepherd completed another successful 'space' flight with the final version of the consumer capsule at the weekend.Got to 350,000 feet which is 20k feet above the Karmen space line.Looks like they definitely will be going for a commercial launch by this time next year. We ...

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by Francoflier
Wed May 02, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is cultural appropriation?
Replies: 35
Views: 1605

Re: What is cultural appropriation?

I'll bet that most of the outraged do not even live in China. Many foreigners dress up in traditional Chinese garments around Chinese celebrations such as CNY in Asia, and it has never been an issue. These are beautiful dresses after all. I guess some people really like to be outraged for no evident...

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by Francoflier
Wed May 02, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 357
Views: 17160

Re: Tax reform win.

casinterest wrote:
Tom Price has reversed his position and declared that the repeal of the individual mandate will cost people more money for insurance


That was evident from the start, but now that the measure has passed, they just don't see the need to lie anymore.

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by Francoflier
Wed May 02, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Trump Doctor Happenings
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Former Trump Doctor Happenings

Any letter regarding Trump that is full of eyebrow-raising and repetitive superlatives and which is written with a 7th grader lexicon is usually a good sign that Trump himself had something to do with it...

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by Francoflier
Wed May 02, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump will meet with the Southwest passenger survivors and the crew
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: President Trump will meet with the Southwest passenger survivors and the crew

Nothing wrong with the President congratulating the crew. They did a fine job.

But he sure seems to be very selective when it comes to which American heroes he invites in to the WH...

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by Francoflier
Tue May 01, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321ceo Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: A321ceo Question

The same principle applies to all airplanes with heavier variants using the same wing as the lighter variants.
The 777 is another noticeable example.

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by Francoflier
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Comey’s Disastrous week and James Clapper is a liar
Replies: 177
Views: 3724

Re: James Comey’s Disastrous week and James Clapper is a liar

Super80Fan wrote:
Don't know why anyone likes Comey considering he was the head of the biggest racist terrorist organization in the US.


:sarcastic:

Do you use Glad or store brand for your tin foil hat?

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by Francoflier
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Compass Function For Passenger On Airliner
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Re: Compass Function For Passenger On Airliner

The cockpit compass is not much fancier than many handheld compasses available to consumers, and despite its location near quite a lot of electric cabling, radios and electronic equipment, the calibration tables never show it to be off by more than a couple of degrees with the radios on... It turns ...

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by Francoflier
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 143
Views: 4656

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

keesje wrote:
Otherwise you might have elected a lying pervert as a president.


Might?

What could possibly still make you doubt that he is a liar or a pervert?
:scratchchin:

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by Francoflier
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The most dangerous democrat in the USA
Replies: 50
Views: 2153

Re: The most dangerous democrat in the USA

I see the far-right media is already hard at work demonizing every possible Democratic candidate for 2020...

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by Francoflier
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1485
Views: 140731

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Why do they still bother broadcasting the live feed from the barge since the signal ALWAYS drops due to vibrations right when the booster lands? By the way, does SpaceX publish the barge landings footage anywhere after they recover them? It would be nice to see it for real as opposed to that useless...

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by Francoflier
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 3.6 Magnitude quake hits Windsor Canada, felt in Metro Detroit
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: 3.6 Magnitude quake hits Windsor Canada, felt in Metro Detroit

You can barely feel a 3.6... You'd have to be very still on the ground to even feel anything. People walking around, driving or being otherwise active would probably not be the wiser.

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by Francoflier
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation
Replies: 60
Views: 1738

Re: Lawmakers Refer Clinton, Comey, Lynch to DOJ for Criminal Investigation

'Clutching at straws' comes to mind here... You know it's bad when the President of the United States can't even find a decent lawyer to defend himself anymore, and the few he has are all quitting or being picked off by the justice department. In the meantime, the louder and more rabbid of his defen...

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by Francoflier
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9241

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

A330-800 sounds like a good plane for AR except it does not have any customers. That is a big problem for a an airline like AR that only needs a few frames. They will be seeking a long-term low risk option, and the A330-800 is not that. The A330-800 could do a SYD-EZE nonstop (not sure about the 90...

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by Francoflier
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Algerie to launch widebody fleet renewal programme
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Re: Air Algerie to launch widebody fleet renewal programme

Air Algerie, it seems, has been toying with a widebody order for a few years now. They were said to have ordered 787-8s a few years back already (2013), although apparently that order never materialized: https://centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/air-algerie-plans-large-fleet-order-and-an-incre...

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by Francoflier
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 143
Views: 4656

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

The best way to tackle Trump's dangerous idiocy is to render him harmless with a DNC house until such time when he can be voted off.

He'll love it, too. He can finish his term doing what he likes most: blaming the Democrats for everything.

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by Francoflier
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen
Replies: 121
Views: 3004

Re: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen

salttee wrote:
But seahawk is just a troll
And he's French, not American


German, I believe, if I remember the old days of the flags correctly...

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by Francoflier
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second Suborbital Test Flight Completed by Virgin Galactic
Replies: 13
Views: 2581

Re: Second Suborbital Test Flight Completed by Virgin Galactic

https://twitter.com/virgingalactic?ref_ ... r%5Eauthor
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There's finally some exciting news from Virgin Galactic, with the first supersonic flight of their rocket-powered Unity spaceship:

https://twitter.com/virgingalactic?ref_ ... r%5Eauthor

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by Francoflier
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA
Replies: 66
Views: 6703

Re: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA

First of all, I think this thread belongs in Mil Av / Space. And then, I don't see what the outrage is about. They're just going to build the one small prototype which, if it delivers on its promises, could open the door to viable supersonic passenger travel, although I'm sure they have military app...

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by Francoflier
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more prototypes
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: No more prototypes

Computer assisted design and simulation have eliminated the need for prototypes.

You can now build a production standard airliner straight off the computer. It doesn't mean, however, that there aren't many kinks to iron out during the testing phase, although even many of these are software tweaks.

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by Francoflier
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maryland School shooting
Replies: 121
Views: 3229

Re: Maryland School shooting

Well, if we're doing memes now...:

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by Francoflier
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34212

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Since this is turning into a poll of sorts.... I'll go ahead and sign myself up for the 'ugly' camp. Well, maybe not so much ugly but extremely bland, drab and unimaginative. It has to be one of the most boring and depressing liveries I have seen recently, and there have a been quite a few unimpress...

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by Francoflier
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020

Well, it's not great news, but to be honest, this is a very ambitious and very complex mission with no room for error... at all. I'd rather they delayed it by several years to make extra triple sure that everything is going to work than to end up with a $8bn piece of space junk floating around the S...

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by Francoflier
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maryland School shooting
Replies: 121
Views: 3229

Re: Maryland School shooting

Likely perpetrated by followers of the "Religion of Peace...." Just when I thought you couldn't disgust me any more than you already do, you go ahead and use the murder of a holocaust victim to justify your neocon gun agenda... Stay classy, DF. Did you stop for a second and think about th...

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