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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Automation Revolution
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Automation Revolution

Call me paranoid but to me this is a bigger deal than climate change and yet it is mostly ignored. From my point of view: Currently we have an reasonable amount of automation here in the USA. I think China is going to hit the point of no return before us as they do things like fire 40,000 people in ...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I have a question (job)
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: I have a question (job)

It could be replaced by robots, but who better to service the robots than someone that knows how the tools and process work. Eventually another robot will service the robot, and then later the robot will service itself. At that point we will all be using robots to fly from place to place to look fo...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 149492

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

This topic is so polarizing I cannot believe there hasn't been multiple warnings or a lock.

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I have a question (job)
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: I have a question (job)

Hello everyone, I am writing to you because I am thinking about taking up a job as an air fitter. - assembly work on aviation components - includes sealing between interlayer and anti-corrosion surface protection - positioning of parts on instruments according to the instructions and technical draw...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX
Replies: 14
Views: 2680

Re: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX

Impressive Fadec and an autothrottle are a big advance and a workload reducer, looks like single lever power control as well So a good advance, I wonder if that is a different engine with more power ? One thing the PC12 needs is more speed and that would help, its 280 knot cruise is non competitive...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 294
Views: 59653

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

So the flight I’m taking on southwest this weekend is a 20 year old 737-700. I have to be honest. I’m a little freaked out due to the age. There’s no way to know that the aircraft has been inspected, correct? If it only flew 4 fc daily for 365/360 days a year it’s like 29990 fc. Any reassuring thou...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-4 Phantom Afterburner
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Re: F-4 Phantom Afterburner

There are several variables that determine fuel flow in max AB, but here's one off the F-4E charts: To sustain mach 1.1 at 5000 ft MSL, with a clean aircraft (no external stores or tank), you would need max power (max AB) and the fuel flow would be 1580 lbs/minute. Since the internal fuel of an F-4...

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by 426Shadow
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1354
Views: 187091

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Hiroshi Igami‎ from the former Project Opensky group did a Genx powered -400 before the 787 even flew, he just released these screenshots and the model for any fellow flightsim nuts. https://scontent.fatl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/71846029_10215679351241008_3503556233829285888_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republic pilot punches female co-worker
Replies: 51
Views: 8560

Re: Republic pilot punches female co-worker

He spit in her face so she slapped him. I do think he overreacted after that but most people don't think rationally when they are pissed.

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by 426Shadow
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 149492

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

So were just going to ignore the Ethiopian engineers whistle blower complaint?

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by 426Shadow
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Yoke "feel" in various airliners
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: Yoke "feel" in various airliners

The 'bus has no yoke and no force feedback. It's just a set of springs. The "feel" is the same regardless of speed or configuration. In modern airliners, you never actually feel the surfaces. It is always some sort of artificial feel, You fly by visuals and instruments, not by feel. You h...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)
Replies: 39
Views: 8390

Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

Anybody else notice that the nose landing gear hopped once before the actual rotation?

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by 426Shadow
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 NG vs. A350 NEO, Which Succeeds the 777-300ER?
Replies: 126
Views: 7032

Re: 787-10 NG vs. A350 NEO, Which Succeeds the 777-300ER?

Most simple answer? Nobody knows. Many predictions have been made on this website over the last 15+ years and almost all of them were wrong. "Expert" does not mean "can predict the future"?

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by 426Shadow
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15s at JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: F-15s at JFK

Nemoffitt wrote:
I’m new to this forum, I have video of them taking off and landing on the same run way..any way to post video


Youtube then a link.

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by 426Shadow
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 4643

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

At the end of the day, you touch the controls for what 20 minutes max of a flight? Does it really matter that much? You pilots will be lucky to touch the controls at all in 20 years.

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by 426Shadow
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 4643

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

I think a center stick like the C-17 would be a good fit for Boeing commercial planes. More room and visibility than a yoke and still have the leverage for maximum force during manual revisions.

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by 426Shadow
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Tristar automated descent control system
Replies: 41
Views: 4231

Re: The Tristar automated descent control system

Sounds like you might have recently purchased the Captainsim L1011.

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by 426Shadow
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carnival Fantasy-class ships
Replies: 15
Views: 2171

Re: Carnival Fantasy-class ships

If its not Royal Caribbean i'm not going. Next cruise I go on will be the Oasis class ship size.

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by 426Shadow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 212
Views: 47019

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

I just want to know, where are all the people who were screaming “YOU CANT FIX A BAD DESIGN WITH SOFTWARE!!!!”.

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by 426Shadow
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 9077

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

By January 2020 Boeing will have at least 400 built 737's lying around, so about $50bn of stock, is continuing production sustainable? Is laying off 6000 workers and being forced to pay Federally mandated WARN penalties an option either? Imagine if you were a assembly worker who did nothing to caus...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 24073

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Airbus will no doubt be sorry they didn't get this deal, but they'll survive. BA can proudly move back to 737's for the next 25 years. The board, crews and passengers will love it. This is the kind of rubbish that ruins the board. Inability to see any semblance of nuance. Where does it say anything...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)
Replies: 14
Views: 2778

Re: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)

bgm wrote:
Yet another 737 runway overrun.. shocked, I tell you, shocked.. :duck:

Looks like the runway was quite wet. Wonder if there was a strong tail/crosswind?


That video looks more like it went off the left side of the runway, not the end of it.

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by 426Shadow
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Record Breaker
Replies: 60
Views: 10183

Re: GE9X Record Breaker

Two questions here: 1- Did the stator vane fail because it wasn't designed properly? 2- Or was the design all good but inlet temperature was higher than expected? With the engine producing more thrust than even GE90, I am guessing it's more of the second point. Note: it's interesting that the 1st s...

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by 426Shadow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 16057

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Sad news from a Spotters perspective, passenger experience be damned.

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by 426Shadow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1980

Re: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?

I think what the OP was really saying is "I want to take a piss on Boeing, so how can I disguise this so it doesn't get locked".

What the hell has happened to this website?

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by 426Shadow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787
Replies: 26
Views: 3448

Re: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787

This is why it would be a huge plus to let more reasonable and active people be mods. You know some impartial people.

Locking threads you know are going to be an issue will not deter people from having discussions like they seem to assume.

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by 426Shadow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Record Breaker
Replies: 60
Views: 10183

Re: GE9X Record Breaker

Question is, why? 77X needs less thrust. Was this increase in thrust planned? Or was it more than expected? With 3 years on this site and nearly 600 posts i refuse to believe that you haven't heard of triple redline tests. Every engine flying today can make much more power than the certified number...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 15156

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

So people are getting up in arms about a puny 30 aircraft order and forgetting the 200 potential ones they got at the Paris Air Show? Sounds like Airbus.net, I mean Airliners.net.

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by 426Shadow
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?
Replies: 23
Views: 7125

Re: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/thumbnails/image/hwb_demo_own_compass-sm.png?itok=1jyze4rD Wow... what all is going on in that rendering?!? 1. BWB / "Flying Wing"- Okay, proven as a concept but not without serious challenges when one tries to adapt it to ...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?
Replies: 23
Views: 7125

Re: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/thumbnails/image/hwb_demo_own_compass-sm.png?itok=1jyze4rD Wow... what all is going on in that rendering?!? 1. BWB / "Flying Wing"- Okay, proven as a concept but not without serious challenges when one tries to adapt it to ...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19511

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

Normally I am a Boeing cheerleader, but one of the posts I read on here reminded me of how badly one former CEO thought of his employees. I hope at the very least they fire everyone who makes over $500,000 a year and start fresh. Maybe get some top brass Millenials or something. They have to do some...

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by 426Shadow
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Order 200 -Boeing 737MAX
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: IAG Order 200 -Boeing 737MAX

Duplicate thread. Suggest deletion.

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by 426Shadow
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?
Replies: 32
Views: 2716

Re: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?

You already knew the answer to this question before you asked it. Why is the 757 out of production but the A321 Neo is seeing massive sales success. Why is the A380 already on its way out? Why start this potential pissing contest when realistically only Boeing and the airlines could answer that ques...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox
Replies: 48
Views: 6287

Re: New Flight Sim 2020

I'm going to hold any optimism due to the fact that I have a feeling they may go for the PAY to PLAY dlc money grab method. They tried it with MS Flight and failed. I hope they learned their lesson.

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by 426Shadow
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much smaller is the B777-300ER/B777-9 compare to the B747-400?
Replies: 23
Views: 3868

Re: How much smaller is the B777-300ER/B777-9 compare to the B747-400?

Weight wise they are a lot less. Floor area, not much of a difference, 77W has bigger hold space. Amongst other reasons this is why the 77W killed the 747. I think A340-600 drew the first blood and the 77W finished it. :) What alternate world are you referring to? The A340-600 killed itself. The on...

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by 426Shadow
Sat May 25, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 13940

Re: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?

I was light out of BOM one day in a MD-11 and had the V/S ind. pegged The MD11 screams when it's light. The 747 does really well when light, too. A lot of aircraft do. So long as all three are turning, the MD11 does well at higher gross weights as well, though nothing like when it's empty. Well we ...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Page Dead Already?
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Airbus A380 Page Dead Already?

https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passeng ... amily.html
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At the time I am posting this, attempting to go to the A380 page on Airbus.com comes back with basically a funny message. The other pages work fine.

So are they just giving up entirely?

https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passeng ... amily.html

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by 426Shadow
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More exterior video feeds for pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Re: More exterior video feeds for pilots

I can certainly see a use for tail camera's in all commercial aircraft. Remember that BA 777 flight where the left engine caught fire and they couldn't tell from the cockpit that it was as bad as it was and so they only evacuated when the F/O went to the back to check it out? There was a good 30 wa...

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by 426Shadow
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More exterior video feeds for pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Re: More exterior video feeds for pilots

I can certainly see a use for tail camera's in all commercial aircraft. Remember that BA 777 flight where the left engine caught fire and they couldn't tell from the cockpit that it was as bad as it was and so they only evacuated when the F/O went to the back to check it out? There was a good 30 was...

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by 426Shadow
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 368221

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Funny, I remember these same kind of reactions to every single livery change that has happened over the last 15 years, and everyone got used to it in the end.

Claim you hate it? Wait 2 years and we wont hear a peep from you about it.

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by 426Shadow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max v NG Simulators
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Max v NG Simulators

Its an interesting point, presumably Boeing and the airlines, particularly US based airlines, intended to simply use NG simulators for all ongoing training/checking needs of Max pilots. The differences being minimal enough for this to not be an issue. If you feel that way then why start another fla...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Re-engining the 787
Replies: 11
Views: 2619

Re: Re-engining the 787

After reading a bit of airport planning documentation, it seems the 787 engine ground clearance is very similar to the A350s. The bottom of the fuselage is much closer to the ground, however, which gives it that squat look. - Trent-XWB on the A350-900 has a 300cm fan and a ground clearance of 75cm....

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by 426Shadow
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much time and money would longer landing gear have cost Boeing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1946

How much time and money would longer landing gear have cost Boeing?

We are all obviously up to our ears in MCAS talk at this point so to Segway to the root of the issue. How much time and money do you think it would have cost Boeing to make the changes required to fit the engines under the wings without moving them forward? They have known forever that the landing g...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?
Replies: 16
Views: 3054

Re: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?

Doesn't matter what you wonder, as they made the correct choice. And you you don't believe it, then ask yourself why the planes of the future all have 2 engines rather than 4. Airbus made a bad call to continue the A340 after the -300 model, and should have went for the 777's throat when they realiz...

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by 426Shadow
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Winglets On Older Jets
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Re: Winglets On Older Jets

Yikes! wrote:
Winglet design (there are many) tend to reduce induced drag. Drag reduction = fuel savings. Boeing denied the concept for decades.


And so did Dassault Aviation, soooo.....

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by 426Shadow
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X Plane ...impressive video!
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: X Plane ...impressive video!

You ever notice X-Plane fanboys always have to try to convince everyone that it's better, always talking down on P3D and what not. You don't really see that the other way around. If you go onto an X-plane Facebook group, they are talking about P3D more than X-Plane, and they occasionally come on th...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X Plane ...impressive video!
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: X Plane ...impressive video!

You ever notice X-Plane fanboys always have to try to convince everyone that it's better, always talking down on P3D and what not. You don't really see that the other way around. If you go onto an X-plane Facebook group, they are talking about P3D more than X-Plane, and they occasionally come on the...

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by 426Shadow
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Sacks F-16 Demo Team Pilot After Two Weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 3867

Re: USAF Sacks F-16 Demo Team Pilot After Two Weeks

Ive heard a theory/rumor/just people bs'ing that it might have been Fraternization.

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