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by flilot
Tue May 12, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41919

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Is the Boeing CEO's alter ego called Captain Obvious?

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by flilot
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96516

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Can anyone explain why both Boeing and Airbus have used such old processors in their new aircraft? I didn't even know the 286 processor was still being produced. Do newer more powerful processors have cooling issues or something? If you changed the chip in any flight related computor, then you woul...

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by flilot
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19586

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

N766UA wrote:
Admire the skill? Sorry guys, but I’m not impressed.

There's always one. :roll:

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by flilot
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India versus Jeep on the Runway
Replies: 9
Views: 3180

Re: Air India versus Jeep on the Runway

reltney wrote:
Good luck naysayers...you will loose this discussion..

Lose. The word you are looking for is "lose".

T4thH wrote:
"check information, start the brain and than (only than) start typing"

Something you did not do.
Then. The word you're looking for is "then".

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by flilot
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17514

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

It appears America has learned nothing from the Bombardier C-Series debacle. When you try and force a company's hand, often the product you are trying to force one way, ends up in the hands of someone much more capable and ends up going in an entirely different direction. America has shot itself in ...

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by flilot
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22577

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

If you recline your seat without checking if the person behind you is okay, you're a douchebag. End of story. Doesn't matter if it is "your right", or you "paid for a reclining seat". Doesn't matter if the person behind you has a cheaper ticket than you. Have courtesy in a public...

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by flilot
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!
Replies: 87
Views: 10836

Re: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!

This is why I scoff at "scientists" wheeled out by news corps etc on TV or in print media to "prove" things like Global Warming. "Science" is mostly a bunch of theories with no actual understandings or proof. Some people with fancy letters after their name often proffer...

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by flilot
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15273

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

rigo wrote:
To hell with this. I won't be flying on anything that does not have windows (not screens).

OK boomer.

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by flilot
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA5920 - Diverted BUR to LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 3037

Re: UA5920 - Diverted BUR to LAX

Cubsrule wrote:

...particulalry...

... make sure you understand what they have written.


Quite.

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by flilot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19917

Re: New York to London - New Flight Time Record

It still doesn’t change the fact the blackbird holds the fastest transatlantic crossing time. Not in the context of a normal flight, it doesn't. Which is what this thread is referencing. The Blackbird flight was in no way "normal". Point to point IN THE AIR, without takeoff and landing at...

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by flilot
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 16051

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

PepeTheFrog wrote:
The 737 MAX will not be rebranded. David Calhoun believes the brand name is still strong.


And so the clowns continue to run the circus. Skulls thicker than a 737 fuselage.

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by flilot
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751669

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

smokeybandit wrote:
Though I'm sure once it returns to service you'll have a few people going nuts having to fly on a NG thinking it's a MAX just because of the 3 letters 7, 3, 7


Those are numbers, my friend.

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by flilot
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.
Replies: 33
Views: 6545

Re: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.

LAX772LR wrote:
Nothing all that coincidental...

Not sure you quite grasp coincidences.

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by flilot
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR today DUB-BGR
Replies: 22
Views: 6494

Re: FR today DUB-BGR

Humour is dead, long live humour.

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by flilot
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hacking was apparently involved with developing the C919
Replies: 48
Views: 11130

Re: Hacking was apparently involved with developing the C919

Welcome to Western media, where attacking anything Eastern is a speciality. China built something? ZOMGZZZ THEYZ COPIED IT FROM SOMEONEZ ELSEZ THEYZ MUSTZ BEZ HACKINGZ USZ!! An innocent Russian calmly drinking his vodka in his snowed in hut? ZOMGZZZ THEYZ COPIED IT FROM SOMEONEZ ELSEZ THEYZ MUSTZ BE...

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by flilot
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144703

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

nine4nine wrote:
Dreadful, unimpressive, and zero creative imagination. How many millions did they pay a firm for that uninspiring wanna-be UTA/Lufthansa plain Jane cliche livery? They could have paid me 2,000 to do that on Microsoft Paint.


Get over yourself.

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by flilot
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 14803

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

Dreams take flight? Someone in Boeings PR dept. is being overly optimistic, though I guess they have to be right now.

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by flilot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 8803

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

Got to keep the old globe theory alive against the rising tide of Flat Earthers I suppose.

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by flilot
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 21966

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

This is all going to make a great novel, or indeed factual book in the future.

It's already reminding me of a published novel: Michael Chrichton's "Airframe".

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by flilot
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 8434

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

reltney wrote:
They don’t play well with others....


Technically the "others" don't play well with Iran. Mainly due to "good ol' USAyyyyy" whom the rest of the world then bow down and scrape to follow.

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by flilot
Wed May 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 24809

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Theres a national/regional language barrier here that some people aren't appreciating.
"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition".

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by flilot
Fri May 10, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13894

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

My God, the amount of people on here that are probably wearing tin-foil hats whilst commenting is ridiculous.

You've probably more chance of your airliner developing a catastrophic failure (engine or airframe) during your flight than coming to ANY kind of grief flying through NK airspace.

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