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by Caryjack
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Female passengers removed from QR flight for invasive examination
Replies: 73
Views: 12624

Re: Female passengers removed from QR flight for invasive examination

Story breaking in Australia tonight. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/25/australia-demands-answers-after-women-taken-from-qatar-airways-flight-and-strip-searched Essentially, it's alleged that after an aborted premature foetus was discovered in the Airport (DOH) women were removed from a ...

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by Caryjack
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 48
Views: 2657

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

He was choking the lizard while signed into a Zoom election simulation discussion with other New Yorker writers. As long as he doesn't hit the camera lens? a small monitor window showing your own outgoing video stream could be helpful though .. :-) If you use Teams or Skype you get to see yourself....

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by Caryjack
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-9 gets range boost.
Replies: 50
Views: 9770

Re: Boeing 787-9 gets range boost.

The BLR route does throw up some interesting questions as it is indeed ~250nm further than the SFO sin route that struggled. My take here though is that whilst the two routes might superficially look similar the likely hood of encountering the winds that made the SFO-SIN route so difficult may well...

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by Caryjack
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Justice
Replies: 42
Views: 1569

Re: Favorite Justice

Huh. Well, "extreme left" means different things to different people. And yes, it is a bit scary that we need the Supreme Court to protect us from our legislators! But we're used to it. Here in the US, I would say the defund the police movement is extreme left. Doesn't have a hope of gett...

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by Caryjack
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Justice
Replies: 42
Views: 1569

Re: Favorite Justice

An excellent example of what I think illustrates this: Roe vs Wade. Legalization of abortion is absolutely a political matter, not a justice matter. So from my point of view, it is interesting that the suprime court got actually involved in something like that. I do not know the finer points of thi...

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by Caryjack
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude balloons
Replies: 15
Views: 3564

Re: High altitude balloons

That's odd. The balloons show up as large yellow balls. Is that what you've seen on the free site? I've been on following FR24 for years on their first 2 levels and have never seen balloons. On this 3rd level up (I forget the color but it's about $35 per year) the balloons are very noticable. Maybe...

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by Caryjack
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude balloons
Replies: 15
Views: 3564

Re: High altitude balloons

You don't need a subscription to see them, they're visible to anyone who visits FR24. That's odd. The balloons show up as large yellow balls. Is that what you've seen on the free site? I've been on following FR24 for years on their first 2 levels and have never seen balloons. On this 3rd level up (...

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by Caryjack
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude balloons
Replies: 15
Views: 3564

Re: High altitude balloons

Thanks COSPN. I'd thought that loon was somehow short for balloon. I was surprised to see them.

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by Caryjack
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude balloons
Replies: 15
Views: 3564

High altitude balloons

https://www.flightradar24.com/HBAL102/245b58be I have a new Flightradar24 subscription and now see high altitude balloons. They are mainly in the tropics over South America and Africa. They're obviously just blowing in the wind but remain over land masses, none out over an ocean. Many are US registe...

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by Caryjack
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 170826

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Testing of anti malaria drug in S Korea and China all prove it works ... Stanford University ... looks very promising ... https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/18/malarial-drug-chloroquine-effective-against-coronavirus/ Certantly worth repeating. :smile: I picked this up on Tucker Carlson's sh...

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by Caryjack
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11878

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

I watched some of last year's taxi test videos and I did not see an upper beacon flashing in any of the videos I watched. I was also looking at the wing tip lights, they seem to be very dim as well. When I stop by PAE the first thing I look for is a flashing beacon along the flight line. They're ea...

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by Caryjack
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 21233

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

What do you all think of them Looks like a great flagship product on their new narrow body. Wish more airlines had a product like that. One day I hope they call it what it is, business class. I often travel between SEA and Central America in business class on AA or DL. It's always a narrow body and...

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by Caryjack
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What kind of headphones do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1316

Re: What kind of headphones do you use?

Bose QC 15. Full ear cover, comfortable with excellent noise canceling. I can speak clearly to anyone with the headphones on by simply pulling the audio input jack (it’s big). I wouldn’t fly without them. As for the crying child, a good pair of noise cancellers should nearly eliminate the engine dro...

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by Caryjack
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”
Replies: 36
Views: 2085

Re: Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”

Rush Limbaugh called him a cross-dresser.

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by Caryjack
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation for customer satisfaction
Replies: 55
Views: 9716

Re: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation.

The new Midfield Terminal is a stunning example of beautiful design paired with excellent function. The simple, but effective tram system and the well-placed moving walkways make it easy to transfer between gates. The services offered in the terminal are top-notch and DTW excels at handling incleme...

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by Caryjack
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 41
Views: 13716

Re: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

n901wa wrote:
Looks like they lost a Eng on takeoff. Parts of the LPT Blades & Vanes
What part of an engine would those be. They look rusty. Even the broken edges appear rusted.

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by Caryjack
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lincoln: We Are the Last Best Hope on Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Lincoln: We Are the Last Best Hope on Earth

BN747[/quote] Thanks, but your response is missing my point. Lincoln in 1862 was not a fortune teller,.... I just watched an episode of Crash Course: Focusing on the 17th Century Crisis & The 30 Year War...All European horrific, death, starvation, cannibalism, abject misery PLUS. I'm wondering j...

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by Caryjack
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 685178

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I remember that back in March after the ET crash, the FAA was repeating its conviction that the MAX is safe and it won’t ground it, even after the finding that MCAS was again involved and despite being grounded by all the other relevant NAAs. Then, out of nowhere, Trump stepped in and decreed the g...

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by Caryjack
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 8707

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!? I find it weird that DL185 has a very long flying time versus DL583 as its not polar. They can probably cut 1 hour off the flying time by flying polar off a flight that is already very long. ATL is south of DTW so an aircr...

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by Caryjack
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 10758

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

The goal post here is to become the #1 rated airline to Europe and Latin America and significantly improve our standing across the Pacific. After the successful launch of the new Main Cabin service, focus will shift to DeltaOne ,Premium Select, and then domestic First. Keep Climbing SEA is my home ...

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by Caryjack
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric nose wheels
Replies: 49
Views: 3721

Re: Electric nose wheels

There was a time when electric nose wheels were all the rage. 1) Plane can push back itself (save $$$$) 2) Plane can taxi on just the APU, shut down the main engines and save $$$$. The concerns were cost and more importantly weight. What's the current state of this? Anyone buying them yet? Any new ...

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by Caryjack
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup
Replies: 21
Views: 3023

Re: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup

I don't get into the city much anymore, but wondering if anyone knows - did anyone take over the old Pyramid Alehouse across the street from the Mariners' stadium? If so, that might be a good spot. It's an easy walk from the light rail stadium station or the ferry dock and it's right off both I-5 a...

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by Caryjack
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Amplitude Modulation (B777)
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Re: Amplitude Modulation (B777)

https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-10746.html This from the link: Cat1234 30th Dec 2001, 14:02 The HF band is too low for Frequency Modulation (FM). An FM carrier contains all the audio (or digital) information and requires no extra modulator power for 100% modulation, plus it has other adv...

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by Caryjack
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup
Replies: 21
Views: 3023

Re: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup

I may be able to fly in, depending on the day. Anyone ok with places near Sea-Tac like Sharp’s, Mango Thai, or 13 Coins? It's often very difficult to drive through downtown Seattle, but a location in downtown works from both the north and south, as LH707330 said. If you're coming from SEA, light ra...

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by Caryjack
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Amplitude Modulation (B777)
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Re: Amplitude Modulation (B777)

https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-10746.html This from the link: Cat1234 30th Dec 2001, 14:02 "In normal Amplitude Modulation (AM) signal generation a carrier and two side bands are produced. The side bands are designated Upper Side Band (USB) and Lower Side Band (LSB). It is actually...

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by Caryjack
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status of EK's 777 fleet?
Replies: 33
Views: 5837

Re: Current status of EK's 777 fleet?

Thanks all. So will it be likely that EK will exceed the otherwise typical 12 year age for those birds? Any retirement date for EBF and EBH known so far... other than this year? As you pointed out in a previous post, the 77L is unique. I think EK, and others, will maintain that particular aircraft ...

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by Caryjack
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 14454

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

O Play dumb on your own time without my help. I am truly and deeply sorry that what actually happened didn't conform with what you wished had happened. Wait, what exactly happened that exonerated these kids? The fact that they were "approached"? That didn't change my view of events at all...

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by Caryjack
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?
Replies: 19
Views: 3801

Re: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?

xwb777 wrote:
Maybe Emirates will wait for the B777X?
I'm sure the will, but I'd always thought they'd use it 1st on MEX.

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by Caryjack
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area
Replies: 25
Views: 4831

Re: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area

One time Alaska tried to stop a 737 in AKN on anc-hnl They didn’t try...they did. Except I remember it being ANC-AKN-OGG. It looks like AS has been to AKN more than a few times. https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x56e877ceabb1d123%3A0x86d4014ae89e8e73!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!...

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by Caryjack
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 134
Views: 36817

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

Just reading this thread I'd think that Boeing made this airliner for Seattle. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=sea-ams%0D%0Asfo-ams%0D%0Asea-mad%0D%0Asea-fra%0D%0Asea-cdg%0D%0Asea-lhr%0D%0Asfo-pvg%0D%0Asea-pvg%0D%0Asea-pek%0D%0Asea-icn%0D%0Asea-nrt%0D%0Aewr-tlv%0D%0Asea-osl%0D%0Asea-lim&R=3900nm%40...

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by Caryjack
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 57
Views: 14700

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

As long as Singapore Airlines has the A380, Malaysia Airlines will have them. Interesting....How about as long as Airbus produces the A-380, Boeing will produce the B-747? Boeing, to some degree, produced the 748 to keep a price lid on the 380. Boeing can certainly cut pricing and string out the pr...

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by Caryjack
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 9981

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

Trav777, first, I like your thinking. I simply think Boeing cannot replace the MAX today without customer backlash and there is demand for the small widebody. Enough for scale to make it tougher on Airbus' next widebody. The A321LR/xLR will compete, but has the wrong wing and fuel system to be comp...

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by Caryjack
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-748 tail display
Replies: 23
Views: 5797

Re: B-748 tail display

Is that round cylinder the fuselage? Looks like a piece of space station. Yup...the Destiny Lab module. https://www.futureofflight.org/destiny As for the 741 tail, it's been repainted blue with large block letters "THE FUTURE IS BUILT HERE." Most of the displays around and above it have b...

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by Caryjack
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-748 tail display
Replies: 23
Views: 5797

B-748 tail display

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Boeing/B ... -8/5335011
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This photo of a 747-8 vertical tail fin is on a-net's home page. Is it of an actual 748 part or did someone simply repaint the old display (from a B-742 I think)?
Thanks,
Cary

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Boeing/B ... -8/5335011

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by Caryjack
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320ceo barking dog question
Replies: 65
Views: 7877

Re: A320ceo barking dog question

You’ll also find that the barking dog is much faster and louder after a single engine taxi in. This is because of the pressure difference between the green and yellow hydraulic systems. After a single engine taxi in the green system slowly loses pressure as the engine winds down, while the yellow g...

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by Caryjack
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 67483

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Why do you think it would change? A dummy booking showed me that the A346 is still running the route. I thought it might change because I'd just finished reading the thread and saw many destinations that had been canceled, a list of 12 or so that remained, but nothing about CPT. I know that just be...

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by Caryjack
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Cigarettes
Replies: 17
Views: 2567

Re: Worst Cigarettes

James Bond made English Ovals popular in the mid '60s and I smoked a few of them. They were considered exotic and exclusive to us high school kids. To an adolescent, smoking is all about peer pressure; and the manufactures know it. If they can't get you to smoke by 18 years of age, you won't. Just t...

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by Caryjack
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 7416

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

An EO is intended to define policy, not to clarify the constitution. This would be an extreme misapplication of an Executive Order. Executive Orders are required to be supported by the Constitution — this has been held by the Supreme Court, and this instance would certainly not differ. As EOs are l...

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by Caryjack
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 7416

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

The "jurisdiction" clause was meant to exclude diplomats. Diplomats are under the jurisdiction of their home governments and are generally immune from the jurisdiction of the state in which they are posted (with some limits and exceptions, of course). They can be expelled, but they are ge...

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by Caryjack
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 7416

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

the meaning of the 14th Amendment would ultimately be clarified by SCOTUS. Unless the Roberts Court wants to reverse past precedent, this is already a settled matter. The SCOTUS already ruled on the matter that a parent's status has nothing to do with whether a child born in US jurisdiction receive...

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by Caryjack
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 7416

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

Precedent was established in US v Wong Kim Ark in one of the early challenges to this provision in the 14th Amendment. He was a child born in the US to Chinese nationals, all of whom went to China while Wong Kim Ark was young. He returned as a teenager to work, but following a visit to China, was d...

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by Caryjack
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 67483

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Why do you think it would change? A dummy booking showed me that the A346 is still running the route. I thought it might change because I'd just finished reading the thread and saw many destinations that had been canceled, a list of 12 or so that remained, but nothing about CPT. I know that just be...

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by Caryjack
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 67483

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

na wrote:
Latest I heard is that most active LH A346 are here to stay for some more years.
I'm booked on a LH A346 (LH574, MUC to CPT) the end of November. Do you think I'll retain that booking?
Thanks,
Cary

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by Caryjack
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 229
Views: 9462

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

P Smith Freedomring17 • 13 hours ago Big Chief Warren say: My blood as pure as yellow snow on buffalo s**t. That from an up stream link. I vote for DL717 #49. As I understand it, humans originated in Africa and have been washing over the planet in waves, rivers and eddies for tens of thousands of ye...

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by Caryjack
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 39964

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ild0XT8twNw

Here's a link that might work. It's more like 55 minutes than 25 though.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ild0XT8twNw

Here's a link that might work. It's more like 55 minutes than 25 though.

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by Caryjack
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 39964

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Anyone else see that Susan Collins speech on the Senate floor? She took her time to lay out her case step by step. She used Kavanuagh's writings and help from legal experts to analyze his position on various subjects. She also talked about the confirmation process and the state to which it degraded....

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by Caryjack
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 446018

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Yes you do. Draw an oval with the long part (the sides) on the X axis and the short part (top & bottom) on the y. Connect the 2 farthest points with a structure (the passenger floor / cargo ceiling), then add pressure. The oval will want to become a circle forcing the top & bottom to extend ...

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by Caryjack
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A
Replies: 77
Views: 9691

Re: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A

Hey guys, I wonder how closely us Aussies will work with the Kiwis on joint training and maintenance etc on the Poseidons? Anyone know how 'similar' the Aussie and Kiwi P-8s will be? Cheers, Bunumuring My understand is that the US, UK, Australia and NZ variants will be very similar. The Indian vari...

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by Caryjack
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviall (Boeing) and Antonov Team Up
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Re: Aviall (Boeing) and Antonov Team Up

It looks like Antonov wants to rebuild an older line of aircraft which will be called the An-1X8 NEXT. The older line consists of the An-148, 158 and 178 of which the An-148 was based on the BAe-46, a mid 70s era British design. The Antonovs are small, twin, regional jets which would gain much from ...

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