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by Jalap
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever spotted "sea sparkle"?
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Have you ever spotted "sea sparkle"?

Sea sparkle is a bioluminescent kind of alga. If present, it flashes light in the sea when disturbed. They make waves light up, or light up your footsteps when walking in wet sand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctiluca_scintillans I read about this some time ago and to my total surprise, these alg...

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by Jalap
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 28358

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

It will have fizzled out to a light breeze long before it gets anywhere near Nova Scotia. 32knots with gusts up to 72 on Saturday evening. According to https://www.windy.com/44.650/-63.590?42.106,-59.700,6 You'd have to be used to quite some British winds to call that a light breeze ;)

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by Jalap
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 28358

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

The devastation at Great Abaco Island is beyond imagination.
It could be the airport at 2:00, but it's hard to tell.

And oh the irony that the golf course is one of few things that survived quite well.

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1168986319831388163?s=20

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by Jalap
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 187
Views: 28784

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Is it just a matter of luck that there was no fire?
Or are there systems in place that prevent fuel spilling when the plane crashlands and an engine breaks off. Because I can imagine sparks flying around with a landing like this.

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by Jalap
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.
Replies: 40
Views: 8650

Re: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.

Looking at schedules, train can bring you from Antwerp to London at 8:59 and leave back at 19:34. So the plane schedule, while being a bit better, does not give you much more time in London it seems. Still total travel time by plane would be 2 hours while train would be close to 7 hours. Surely for...

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by Jalap
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.
Replies: 40
Views: 8650

Re: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.

However some claiming regulators should suspend short routes is pure lunacy and borderline extremism and in my opinion such views should not be tolerated on an aviation forum. Those are very strong words. I don’t undestand what’s crazy about a government discouraging the most environmentally harmfu...

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by Jalap
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.
Replies: 40
Views: 8650

Re: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.

Looking at schedules, train can bring you from Antwerp to London at 8:59 and leave back at 19:34. So the plane schedule, while being a bit better, does not give you much more time in London it seems. Still total travel time by plane would be 2 hours while train would be close to 7 hours. Surely for...

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by Jalap
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.
Replies: 40
Views: 8650

Re: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.

I think at the end of the day ecotalibans should not restrict anyone's right to fly if they choose to. Who wants to fly can do so, who wants to take the train should be able to. At the end of the day it's down to each person to decide. I just find it sad that this website is infested with eco-activ...

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by Jalap
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of Paris de Gaulle Airport
Replies: 33
Views: 6508

Re: History of Paris de Gaulle Airport

Nice article. I like architecture, however with airports you rarely get to really see the buildings, with all the roads around, especially Paris' airports. Not sure what you mean, especially T1 is very visible. Perhaps not as much as in older days when the surroundings weren’t as built up as today....

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by Jalap
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 13957

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

If people want to smoke then we should let them smoke, their life, their choices. They can be whoever they want to be. Sure, as long as they pay for their own medical bill when their habit collects its toll... But that's not the case, now, is it? Instead, part of my insurance premium goes towards c...

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by Jalap
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 13957

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Never said smoking was healthy to begin with. But in an isolated, ventilated area, you have to voluntarily step in to be affected by it. Millions of people have walked by the smoking rooms at ATL and are still alive to talk about it today. Those who are in it, know the risk they're taking. Smokers ...

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by Jalap
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 2020

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

E-bikes are supposed to be slower and the electric function is an assistance feature that helps you, provided you are still turning the pedals. Motorbike isn't like that. What about ebikes that can run at 50+ km/h and can operate without pedal? This is an issue especially on major urban trails. Wal...

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26779

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

Yes the word WOW is correct...so... WOW, OK only two but an AIRLINE has ordered the FIRST TWO ELECTRIC PLANES! So either we will remember this day as gamechanger....or one of the next big failures as electric planes are just...rubbish and no gamechanger. For short-haul, small capacity, electric pro...

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by Jalap
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7701

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

It's an oddball question, but but bear with me. Driving north this morning and watched an AS 737 in new livery take off towards west from PDX. From my distance of about a mile, and the angle of light, it looked easily mistakable the new LH scheme. Got me to wondering if there is regulatory oversigh...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 29
Views: 4970

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

Interesting concept, a flying wing, but slightly different. KLM is one of the financiers of the project. So what do you think, will this kind of craft replace the A350 in 15 years? Will, I think this press release is mainly aiming for some publicity. Smart move for both KLM and TU Delft. KLM is mos...

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by Jalap
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5887

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

I think that more and more feelings are more important than critical thinking and a flat earth construct gives people something to feel good about. It's like actual facts make me feel bad so they are invalid. This. People are losing their trust in science, see fake news and conspiracies everywhere....

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by Jalap
Thu May 30, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate
Replies: 104
Views: 4373

Re: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate

Yet I gave an example where regulation still allows an industry to thrive. A very bad example if I may say so. Because that certainly isn't unilateral regulation, but it's regulated everywhere more or less the same way. That's something entirely different. Also, youth coming on the streets for clim...

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by Jalap
Thu May 30, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate
Replies: 104
Views: 4373

Re: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate

If enough countries had leaders brave enough to work on global regulations, then there is no reason to assume this would have large negative consequenses. Right, that's the consequence of what I said. But there aren't enough countries like that, and therefore unilateral action would have those nega...

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by Jalap
Thu May 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate
Replies: 104
Views: 4373

Re: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate

One big problem with the "progressive" left is that they rarely if ever consider unintended negative consequences of their grand schemes. That same observation is true for all the social policies they at pushing. If something is working well 90% of the time, it is very difficult to improv...

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by Jalap
Tue May 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?
Replies: 26
Views: 1912

Re: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?

Again, what I really like is that young people seem to get more interested in politics again and that’s a good thing. I don't share your optimism. In Belgium (well, in Flanders, only) it is the far right that is doing the best job on social media. And polls show that the far right is the most popul...

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by Jalap
Sun May 26, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 18715

Re: EU elections

Very pleasing results coming out of the UK. Brexit Party looking for promising. It's pretty nihilistic to vote Prexit party. Either there'll be a hard brexit, and then those representatives will be totally useless. Or it'll be a soft brexit (or even no brexit) and those representatives will be tota...

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by Jalap
Sun May 26, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 18715

Re: EU elections

Belgian seats, a bit for everybody: Far left: 1 (+1) Socialist: 3 (-1) Green: 3 (+1) Social democrat: 4 (=) Liberal: 4 (-2) Right conservative: 3 (-1) Far right: 3 (+2) There are no outspoken Eurosceptic parties in Belgium. The far right seats are all Flemish nationalists, anti-migration votes. What...

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by Jalap
Fri May 24, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet
Replies: 25
Views: 5580

Re: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet

Diamonds + harbor is enough to fill a few Fokkers. I know British Airways has never tried. Basically, the only other airline aiming at the business travellers I remember is Air Europe Express somewhere in the early '90's. Yet DAT and VLM combined have been successfull for 60 or 70 years. Why? Perhap...

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by Jalap
Fri May 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet
Replies: 25
Views: 5580

Re: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet

If that is the scope of things, it makes even less sense. Seems like it is set for failure. I must be missing something that brilliant men with KLM and CityJet are seeing here. Let me take a guess: The Antwerp market has been served by a local airline for decades. First DAT, then VLM. For some reas...

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by Jalap
Fri May 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20825

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Why do women have abortions ? Good question. Per a survey done by a respected group maybe 1% are due to a rape, low percentages due to the health of the developing fetus, the woman's health - the overwhelming reasons are economic and disruption of their lives. https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/defau...

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by Jalap
Tue May 14, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 119
Views: 14726

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

People seem to forget that these aren't static monuments, but are living buildings in the sense that more is added and sometimes parts are torn down. It is just that architecture has changed quite a lot since 1900, and as with everything, things are changing more rapidly. So I think making the roof...

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by Jalap
Tue May 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 119
Views: 14726

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Any people here who think that the “no rebuild” is a viable option? Do all the work needed to make it a ruin that will survive for thousands of years to come. Preserve the memory of the great building it once was. I believe this is the most respectfull way for the cathedral. If you rebuild, you’ll h...

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by Jalap
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Doping in sports
Replies: 20
Views: 3380

Re: Doping in sports

A special doping category of each sport category could be interesting. Try to see how far you can push the human body through doping, but keep it strictly separate from "ordinary" sport. Use whatever can be gleaned from it to advance medical research etc. I wondered about this as well. Ma...

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by Jalap
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why No Serious Activism Against Killing Your Child vs Pro Life Activism
Replies: 57
Views: 2939

Re: Why No Serious Activism Against Killing Your Child vs Pro Life Activism

This. 100%. Unfortunately it is far from universal. Even in this thread people have expressed a wish that the parents should be killed, preferably in a sadistic way. Please notice that I was referring to someone that brutally kills another innocent human being. Executing someone is a punishment for...

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by Jalap
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why No Serious Activism Against Killing Your Child vs Pro Life Activism
Replies: 57
Views: 2939

Re: Why No Serious Activism Against Killing Your Child vs Pro Life Activism

Because unlike abortion there is no argument or activism promoted by anyone for brutally killing a child or brutally killing anyone else for that manner. It is a pretty universal concept that you don't kill people. This. 100%. Unfortunately it is far from universal. Even in this thread people have ...

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by Jalap
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Doping in sports
Replies: 20
Views: 3380

Re: Doping in sports

Its a sad day when brawns over brains win. I thought we were supposed to be intelligent as a species? We are, unfortunately, not yet evolved to that point. Not in sports and even less in other aspects of life. However, in sports there has been considerable progress. No matter how big a hero one is,...

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by Jalap
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Take On Nepotism
Replies: 21
Views: 1533

Re: YOUR TAKE ON NEPOTISM

This is a very interesting question. Nepotism is a bad thing if incompetent people get into positions, just because they have the connections to get there. On the other hand, people you are connected to usually have a good idea of who you are and what your potential is. If they are sincere and they ...

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by Jalap
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 12075

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

http://aerocircular.green/news/groundbr ... ling-hall/

Is this the first in the Benelux?
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Ostend to get an aircraft dismantling hall: http://aerocircular.green/news/groundbr ... ling-hall/

Is this the first in the Benelux?

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by Jalap
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4708

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

Yeah..... i find it odd that driving instructors don´t focus on that more. I got drilled into my head that breakes are for stopping and if i use them for anything else i am not driving with enough foresight, highway driving is by rear view mirror Speaking about foresight, one key point for safe tra...

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by Jalap
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46819

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

give him his stupid wall to play with and gain something which is really important to the Democrats. It would be giving in to blackmail. Or if your son is thrashing up the house because he wants something that is totally useless, then also I would advice against giving in. But in this case, the hou...

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by Jalap
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 106
Views: 7315

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

Do other non-anglophone people also experience illegitimate disadvantage compared to native anglophones? No. Most people I speak English to also aren't native anglophones. It's quite brilliant there's this language we all know, so we can communicate. Although I must admit I find it very difficult t...

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by Jalap
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?

Google develops algorithms all the time to clean up maps. If that's the case, then why are the ramps at RNT and CHS not "cleaned up"? Updates always are local. Have a look at this link: on the left side there is traffic on the highway, on the right side there isn't: https://www.google.be/...

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by Jalap
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?

It's to do with how Google creates the 3D maps. The 3d buildings are a merger of images from a plane flying over from all 4 angles. It correlates 4 points with the same image. If something is not in all 4 angles then it assumes it is not there and doesn't render it. It is why you rarely see cars dr...

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by Jalap
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?

Google develops algorithms all the time to clean up maps. When I checked my city recently, noticed all moving traffic was gone. Weird to see all streets and highways completely empty... So perhaps those aircraft also were edited out by some algorithm. Would be a shame if at some point we would no lo...

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by Jalap
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger
Replies: 51
Views: 3665

Re: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger

Why not? If someone who is biologically a man can identify legally as a woman because he/she/whatever "feels" like it then a man who biologically is 54 years old can also legally identify as a 34 year old if that's how old he "feels" . It's disrespectfull towards transgenders to...

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by Jalap
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 23482

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

All this chatter about Diamond Sakha but no pic. Tststs



Another remarkable colour scheme on the A310 was Balair’s with the yellow wings:

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by Jalap
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 6508

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

" strict laws on the people who own guns?" What does that mean? What tests would have detected if any of the past dozen or so shooters were mentally unfit? Is being an asshole grounds for denial? I'm no psychologist, but surely there are ways to test mental fitness of people. And if you d...

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by Jalap
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 6508

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

No, guns are not the issue. People are. Okay, if you do pinpoint this as the root of the problem, then regulations on people to own and/or carry guns are a logical way forward. Do people here who defend the right to own guns object to strict laws on the people who own guns? Because it is possible t...

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by Jalap
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 6508

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

It is like, cars do you forbid cars, because people die in accidents? It's nothing like cars for lots of reasons, but mainly for the key word you used - 'accidents'. Mass shootings are not accidents. Nor is driving under the influence. Valid point. So you'll probably agree that carrying a gun under...

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by Jalap
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 6508

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

It is a small price to pay for freedom and the right of self defence. It is like, cars do you forbid cars, because people die in accidents? Because people die in accidents, there are heavy regulations on them. Speed limits, traffic lights, curbstones, stuff like that. Heavy regulations on dangerous...

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by Jalap
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6744

Re: Pan Am European Ops

To answer the original question, they had connecting flights to European destinations from both LHR and FRA. As other have stated, the FRA operations were mostly Germany-centric, but I believe the LHR routes included AMS, BRU, OSL, FRA, TXL, MUC, HAM, etc. On the question of TWA, they had a similar...

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by Jalap
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 18028

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Yes indeed, fully agree with you and everybody, zero empathy/sympathy. Well, I grew up under the flight path of BRU and absolutely loved the sound of the overflying aircraft. And the louder, the better, because the loud ones usually were the 747's, DC10's, Il86's, the ones I wanted to see. It's bee...

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by Jalap
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: helicopter crash in Leicester
Replies: 33
Views: 9233

Re: helicopter crash in Leicester

Isnt it weird that 24 hours after the crash there still is no official report about casualties, both in the craft and possibly on the ground?

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by Jalap
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 58
Views: 3803

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

It would be wise for Spain to split itself away from those bastards of the situation is as bad as what you are describing Unfortunately only a (loud) minority of Spaniards living in Catalonia are for independence. I fail to see the point of this thread. Barcelona is an exceptionally beautifull city...

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by Jalap
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6730

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

Meanwhile, Trump is just chairing a meeting of the UNSC and stated in his opening remarks: "The Syrian regime's butchery is enabled by Russia and Iran." Man you guys must be right, he is totally in Russias pocket to attack them like that! Sounds like a massive fanboi. Russia didn't suppor...

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