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Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The closing of Chicago Meigs Field...
Replies: 40
Views: 7431

Re: The closing of Chicago Meigs Field...

Never quite figured out why nothing other than Springfield seemed to work for schedule service at Meigs. I never saw Meigs as a viable commercial airline airport. It was, and should have remained, however, a critical GA airport for bizjets and props. It's a shame the flyway was closed post 9/11, an...

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Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CDC plans to extend mask mandate
Replies: 82
Views: 5210

Re: CDC plans to extend mask mandate

The mandates are justified by the metric of public health need. It's society's fault people are too immature and emotionally needy to follow simple rules. It's a ******* piece of fabric. That was essentially our message as a company (minus cursing), and that's why people started wearing masks prope...

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Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix Jimmy Savile Doc - A British Horror Story
Replies: 36
Views: 2305

Re: Netflix Jimmy Savile Doc - A British Horror Story

I saw this trailer myself and had no idea who he was.

Quick question for anyone who's seen it: Is this a usual Netflix crime doc that can be about half the running time and is filled with fluff?

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Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The closing of Chicago Meigs Field...
Replies: 40
Views: 7431

The closing of Chicago Meigs Field...

https://jalopnik.com/chicagos-former-mayor-once-destroyed-an-airport-under-t-1848789654 I know most everyone here is familiar with Meigs and perhaps with the history of its closing, er, destruction in the middle of the night. But a good recap here and some interesting links too. I know the park is l...

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Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Projected Q1 U.S. Airline Earnings -- Big Losses
Replies: 95
Views: 20684

Re: Projected Q1 U.S. Airline Earnings -- Big Losses

Max Q wrote:
The only thing that matters is bringing in more money than goes out


All the rest is noise



That sort of decades-long approach is why airlines were always in jeopardy. They were run with this myopic view instead of with the goal of covering ROIC.

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Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Projected Q1 U.S. Airline Earnings -- Big Losses
Replies: 95
Views: 20684

Re: Projected Q1 U.S. Airline Earnings -- Big Losses

I think a key lesson from the earnings trends is that Jan and Feb were rough (Omicron) but March came storming back hard. Spring breaks, Covid abated, pent up demand, even with oil higher, all portend for a positive 2 and 3Q ahead.

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Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gilbert Gottfried dead at 67
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: Gilbert Gottfried dead at 67

Aw man, this one stinks. He was so awesome, and spontaneously so.

And his telling of The Aristocrats can still peel the paint off the wall...

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Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2350

Re: Favorite Quotes

"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains." -Rousseau "If a man does not know to what port he is sailing, no wind is favorable." -Seneca Anything by Marcus Aurelius "Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or f***ing beatings. The world ends when you're dead....

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Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2350

Re: Favorite Quotes

"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains." -Rousseau "If a man does not know to what port he is sailing, no wind is favorable." -Seneca Anything by Marcus Aurelius "Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or f***ing beatings. The world ends when you're dead. ...

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Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's busiest airports announced, ATL regains title, no Europe in top10
Replies: 71
Views: 12920

Re: World's busiest airports announced, ATL regains title, no Europe in top10

Here is a link to the ACI World site where the airport data is presented. It goes in a little more depth to include (just) international passenger traffic and air cargo statistics. Interesting stuff... https://aci.aero/2022/04/11/the-top-10-busiest-airports-in-the-world-revealed/ Anyone know where ...

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13365

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

I think Will Smith will suffer no ill effects. He's an "artist" so this only enhances his credibility. Few people could slap Chris Rock and get away with it, but Will Smith (prompted and controlled by Jada, his reportedly narcissistic wife) will get away with it. He'll lay low for a while...

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Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 184
Views: 34145

Re: Salt Lake City Aviation Thread - 2022

kjnslSLC wrote:
Also hadn't noticed before that when widebodies are occupying A25 and A21, A23 becomes unusable...

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That's temporary until A East opens up. The construction site bled over into what will be the true A25 gate area.

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Sun Apr 03, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1106
Views: 384086

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Great post @rjsampson!! That was very informative and I appreciate your sharing those insights. That makes sense. And often we forget of the rich aviation heritage in Russia (Sukhoi, Tupolev, Irkut, etc) and they're a punchline but you make good observations. Indeed, and well said Slider. and too m...

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Thu Mar 31, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1106
Views: 384086

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Great post @rjsampson!! That was very informative and I appreciate your sharing those insights.

That makes sense. And often we forget of the rich aviation heritage in Russia (Sukhoi, Tupolev, Irkut, etc) and they're a punchline but you make good observations.

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Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13365

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Huh.

So Pfizer sponsored the Oscars and they have a alopecia drug coming out.

What a coincidence!

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Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13365

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

The Oscars got what they wanted--ratings and buzz.

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Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1106
Views: 384086

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Noshow wrote:
You think there is some masterplan behind it? Which one? Didn't it cripple Russian aviation and airports already?


Only Putin himself knows. Therein lies the issue. He has no advisors anyone is aware of, he calls the shots. And maybe in his mind, it's just collateral damage, who knows.

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Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1106
Views: 384086

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

https://jalopnik.com/russia-may-commit-largest-theft-of-aircraft-in-history-1848712419 Things are going to get interesting. 400 A/C with a $10B valuation may be in limbo. Excerpt: "“I’m afraid that we are going to witness the largest sort of theft of aircraft in the history of commercial civil ...

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Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins
Replies: 21
Views: 2203

Re: RIP Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

What a damn shame! Hawkins was so amazing and what a great musician and artist, and huge personality. Addiction claims another rocker. :cry: I harken back to Stevie Ray Vaughan getting clean and sober and how he once said it's OK to come in from the party every once in a while. Too many people can't...

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Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8757
Views: 619971

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

IMO Merkel fully inderstood Putin & could talk sense into him, because of their shared past. Now there is distance. It's the other way around. Putin understood/read Merkel perfectly, and lured Germany to become dependent on Russian gas and remain naively pacifistic. Remember how hard Germany fo...

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Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did Herb Kelleher Live So Long?
Replies: 11
Views: 1246

Re: How Did Herb Kelleher Live So Long?

Maybe Wild Turkey is the elixir of youth!

Perhaps a bourbon is in order tonight, haha

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Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did Herb Kelleher Live So Long?
Replies: 11
Views: 1246

Re: How Did Herb Kelleher Live So Long?

I remember the famous quip from Herb when, upon being diagnosed with prostate cancer if he would quite smoking, he said, "Why? I don't smoke with my prostate."

LOL!

Genetics are a strong factor. 87 is a helluva run. And he had I'm sure some damn fine health care too.

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Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1178
Views: 466524

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

I agree with a few others that the profile recalls AS261 with a sudden descent, perhaps some partial recovery, and then a subsequent final descent. The 737NG family is, of course, quite mature and doesn’t have a history of issues like this, but then again, so was the PW4090 family until it started ...

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Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7513

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

flyguy89 wrote:
This entire post is violence against the trans community.


Words aren't violence. Stop with this stuff.

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Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8757
Views: 619971

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

From a logistics standpoint point, once you deliver those Migs, you still have to provide them with compatible bombs and rockets of which you also have limited supplies and must be shipped by trucks. Those trucks could be better used to ship humanitarian supplies or more Javelin or Stingers. Note w...

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Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4777

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

I'm generally agnostic on the whole DST issue except that I would want ALL U.S. states to either do it or don't do it, but having AZ and IN and a few other select counties close to some other state lines not participating drives me crazy.

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Mon Mar 14, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 92
Views: 6238

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

Some people don't want to be treated for their mental health issues. They may think they are fine. I do agree this was the wrong time and place to play victim because certain groups will point to what he did and try to tell everyone this is how "they" all are. He doesn't have any mental i...

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Mon Mar 14, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?
Replies: 59
Views: 4953

Re: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?

I'd have broken out my Marcus Aurelius sooner to stay even more keeled earlier in this whole affair.

And I'd have probably played the market a helluva lot harder.

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Sun Mar 13, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Status of Russian Economy
Replies: 82
Views: 10419

Re: Imminent collapse of the Russian economy

As a corollary to my prior comment, however, one thing the Russians have always done well (perhaps TOO well) is a centralized macro economy. Their central bank and finance ministry are well run, they have a huge rainy day fund, low inflation (we could take a hint in the States on that front), balanc...

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Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Status of Russian Economy
Replies: 82
Views: 10419

Re: Imminent collapse of the Russian economy

The Russian economy has never been good in its history, including when the USSR and even in the time of the Tzars. Outside investment - even from China - will not return for years, companies will seek compensation for their losses, the quality of life of the common Russian citizen will decline. Exa...

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Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 33177

Re: Skywest cutting 29 more markets

I see a lot of negativity around the EAS program here that doesn't seem warranted. The EAS program is not about making a profit, it's public transportation. Having another airport 2 hours away is a small comfort if you can't afford a car or can't drive for medical or age related reasons. Not to men...

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Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air's Dan Wolf to retire 1/1/2022
Replies: 8
Views: 2119

Re: Cape Air's Dan Wolf to retire 1/1/2022

Kudos to Dan! What a great guy, amazing leader, and one of the underappreciated airline CEOs. His stewardship of Cape Air is remarkable.

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Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 13700

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

And here is the most recent article about the problem https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/news/story/flight-attendants-nearing-breaking-point-job-manage-81625829?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab "Since the FAA started keeping track of reports of incidents like this on board, we've ha...

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Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 13700

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

This really needs to be addressed. The airlines, the FAA, DOT and DOJ need an emergency meeting and get Congress to do something also. Is it going to take a flight attendant to be killed or seriously injured before things change? Needs to be a National shared database and ban these people from ever...

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Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the Winter Storm Watches in SLC and MSP
Replies: 53
Views: 8122

Re: DL and the Winter Storm Watches in SLC and MSP

DL's deicing ops in MSP and SLC are top notch.

So far, SLC is great today.

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Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA sues ORD, concerning FOD damage to multiple aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 7428

Re: BA sues ORD, concerning FOD damage to multiple aircraft

Something doesn't make sense here. BA has three aircraft damaged over the course of two days which is something like 75% of their planes at ORD (assuming 2 flights per day which is what they have today). But, over the same two days, there are almost 2,000 other flights (https://www.flychicago.com/o...

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Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1653

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

80 years, wow. The day is coming--alas, soon--when all those veterans of the Greatest Generation will be gone.

To fr8mech's point, let's hope this day of infamy, along with its various precedents and consequences, is never forgotten.

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Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 20315

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

Did TW still operates the Tristars from LAX/JFK/DFW around 95/96?? My dad had a summer course in Dallas and traveled to NY/LA on AA after the program. He told 5 y.o. me once he got home that AA had this cool plane called the Super 80 that could reverse with its own power (I later found out that it ...

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Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 20315

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

My grandparents flew TW a few times over the years and said that the staff were snotty and had attitudes. Perhaps that was in the '90s, like someone else mentioned, when staff morale was probably tanking? It seems that TWA had a tarnished reputation in the few years prior to its merger with AA, pro...

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Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 20315

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

My father spent nearly 40 years working for TWA, retiring in 1990. He was a mechanic at JFK, splitting time between Hangar 12 and Terminal 5. I grew up around that place, flights every summer through T5, I thought those tubes out to the gates were the neatest thing! When he was on vacation, he woul...

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Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2305
Views: 582848

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Eh, same as it ever was....

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Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops
Replies: 43
Views: 2869

Re: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops

I understand why some of these offenses are in place, and why some are primary traffic violations. But, as a Libertarian leaning Conservative, I believe that if a law won’t be enforced, can’t be enforced or shouldn’t be enforced, it should not be a law. Bust these types of violations to secondary s...

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Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 47806

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

The roundups are happening: https://twitter.com/Roh_Yakobi/status/1427635606344146954?s=20 And evidently only 800 people were evacuated from Afghanistan, of which only 165 were Americans. What a feeble, pathetic response. https://twitter.com/CBS_Herridge/status/1427638774524256259?s=20 That was one...

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Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 47806

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

https://twitter.com/Roh_Yakobi/status/1 ... 46954?s=20

And evidently only 800 people were evacuated from Afghanistan, of which only 165 were Americans. What a feeble, pathetic response.

https://twitter.com/CBS_Herridge/status ... 56259?s=20
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The roundups are happening: https://twitter.com/Roh_Yakobi/status/1 ... 46954?s=20

And evidently only 800 people were evacuated from Afghanistan, of which only 165 were Americans. What a feeble, pathetic response.

https://twitter.com/CBS_Herridge/status ... 56259?s=20

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Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 47806

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

https://reason.com/2021/08/17/dont-excuse-biden-for-his-botched-afghanistan-withdrawal-refugees/ Some very good points in here that have been glossed over in other outlets. First, that the 18,000 special immigrant visas for Afghanis were hung up in red tape. Trump's original plan included extricatin...

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Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain
Replies: 54
Views: 7476

Re: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain

This makes no goddamn sense at all. So they're going to throw $2B to replace the same system and not just extend PATH is the height of idiocy.

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Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 47806

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well, that was a successful 20 years of war. On one hand it was, lots of companies made tons of money. War is profitable. Should have been over under Bush, but they liked to keep the business going. Oh to be sure, the military industrial complex thrived. Tons of new vehicle contracts and programs t...

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Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 47806

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well, that was a successful 20 years of war.

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Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NFL Charters
Replies: 104
Views: 21757

Re: 2021 NFL Charters

Anyone have a breakdown by team and carrier? Or if there were any changes YOY?

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Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 60
Views: 4026

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

bennett123 wrote:
Some people seem to be desperately looking for some explanation apart from climate change.


Yeah, it's called fires. Happens all the time.

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