Apparently the people who posted their nonsense in the above posts, since they can't expect to post them without having them responded to. Don't fault me for responding to that which others have said...just because it fits in with your viewpoint doesn't make it infallable and above question or response.
I have heard the "disaster thoery" and have joined with most everyone else with an IQ
above that of a cat in rejecting it. I would have to say, though, that the public is not going to be as forgiving of other Airbus model prototype crashes, if that is what occurs with this one, so you had better hope it is next to perfect.
What I tire of is how, when anyone questions any aspect of this aircraft, even legitimate questions, or the same sorts of doubts others are expressing about the 7e7, or even saying that they think it's ugly, they are labeled as some sort of American facist who would kill themselves rather than live a day in which a European aircraft is larger than an American one. That, I laugh at, as it can't be taken seriously either. I find it comical that it matters so much to people in Europe that each of the Airbus aricraft has to have some superlative attached ot it vis a vis its American counterpart....bigger, longer, quieter....anything -ER (well, apparently not ugliER). Who the hell cares?!
[Edited 2005-01-12 16:52:39]