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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 22
Views: 1166

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

First of all, United Russia's election results do not equal Putin's approval ratings. Look at historical opinion polls for that. Anyone that claims that is trying to throw in propaganda or is simply incompetent. Secondly, United Russia's election results of nearly 50% pretty much match public opini...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 577
Views: 38881

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Daysleeper wrote:
Scratch that...got my wish :)



:lol: Max will send you a thank-you card for sure.

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: German federal elections

If that election had happened in France, I wonder how the turnout would have been, as these candidates look extremely boring. My dude, I have just lived through four years of Trump. I would kill for some extremely boring politics in my country right now. haha, I can understand that. Me too, quite s...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 7
Views: 324

German federal elections

Germany votes: Big gains for center-left parties, heavy losses for conservatives — live updates The German election is too close to call with the center-left SPD and the center-right CDU/CSU tying, according to exit polls. Both have said they are ready to form the next coalition. * The vote will de...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 577
Views: 38881

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Verstappen ends up not being penalized at all for crashing with HAM last time and stealing a bag of point from him, isn't that a trick too ? Verstappen was penalized because when he was taken out by Mercedes, his engine was damaged, thus require him for an extra engine change and thus starting at t...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 38
Views: 2081

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

None, it would violate the terms of the EU membership: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/about-parliament/en/democracy-and-human-rights/fundamental-rights-in-the-eu/guaranteeing-the-right-to-asylum#:~:text=The%20right%20to%20asylum%20is,EU%20Charter%20of%20Fundamental%20Rights.&text=The%20EU's%20M...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

Sorry, had to look up who he was. He seems to be Prime Minister of Australia. Since I am not a close follower of Australian politics, can't follow everything ;-), I dug a little deeper, so he is pro-coal and anti-climate action. So I hope he will not be elected for the sake of our world. https://sta...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Observations about Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: Some Observations about Greece

Is there still a lot of civil unrest? Or have things settle down a bit. The last time I was in Greece was about ten years ago. It was at the height of the Greece debt crisis and saw some quite heavy protests. Not following Greece al that much, I am afraid, but still one of the nicest countries to vi...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 6750

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

Boeing 737, from NG to MAX: The 737-7 was slightly lengthened The 737-8 was already of perfect length (allowing 200Y with only 4 FA) The 737-9 was closer in length to 737-8 than A321 to A320 thus it remained unchanged And a longer 737-10 was added on top. Airbus A32X, from CEO to NEO: The A319 stay...

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 12
Views: 911

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Nice fissure vent, let us see how it will end. Will we see one or two single vents or a line of vents or will is stay a fissure vent.... Garden chair, popcorn, cold beer and big bottle of sun blocker during day. And nice view/videos over night.... yeah, a very nice to look at from a distance, quite...

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Fine, but I still can't see the artificial distinction between democracy and Constitutional Representative Republic. It is so artificial and not a definition that is widely accepted in academia. But if it makes you happy, whom am I to say otherwise. He simply does not understand the difference betw...

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I don't want to live in a true democracy since a simple majority makes the rules for everyone and it is easy to overlook the minorities. Current day politics aside, the US system is supposed to include minority representation and give them an equal vote at the table. Of course our current politicia...

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

We elect people who represent us and they make the laws within the confines of our constitution. That is a republic. By that definition, the Netherlands is also a republic :roll: The meaning of democracy in English, according to the Cambridge Dictionary: the belief in freedom and equality between p...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

We elect people who represent us and they make the laws within the confines of our constitution. That is a republic. By that definition, the Netherlands is also a republic :roll: The meaning of democracy in English, according to the Cambridge Dictionary: the belief in freedom and equality between p...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

People make that distinction because they are different. Pretty easy to understand. https://www.mississippivalleypublishing.com/the-difference-between-a-constitutional-republic-and-a-democracy/article_e87457a6-f105-593c-9486-2a15413f3bbc.html can't access it, because the EU is protecting my privicy...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

People make that distinction because they are different. Pretty easy to understand. https://www.mississippivalleypublishing.com/the-difference-between-a-constitutional-republic-and-a-democracy/article_e87457a6-f105-593c-9486-2a15413f3bbc.html can't access it, because the EU is protecting my privicy...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The US is not a democracy, it is a Constitutional Representative Republic. I have never understood why some people make that distinction. People make that distinction because they are different. Pretty easy to understand. https://www.mississippivalleypublishing.com/the-difference-between-a-constitu...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 22
Views: 1166

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

Francoflier wrote:
The pretense is long gone.


Is it? I read on some forums where some western people are more than happy to defend the Putin regime as legitimate and point to the elections, quite naively of course. But there you go, fake elections work with some.

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

And the longest continues running democracy? Interesting, based on what exactly? We can very easily conclude that the American democratic system, isn't the best political system, not by a long shot. Just look at the way it is manipulated and contributes to dividing a nation, instead of unifying one...

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by Dutchy
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Here is a poor attempt to bash the US political system by inventing to falsehoods about it. No and no falsehood. It is a reaction to the blinded: "America is the best and America has the best system, America is the best democracy" rhetoric. Clearly and objectively, it is not. The USA is r...

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by Dutchy
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I'm on the same boat but I'm pretty sure nothing will change. 2 party system is perfect to keep people focused on themselves instead of the ruler class and the stuff they actually do. The people in power will never change the system that puts them in power in the first place. It is completely logic...

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by Dutchy
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Do I need to quote Winston Churchill? The key thing I am not a fan of in current US politics is the "winner takes all" design which does not allow for "middle ground" and so forces voters into one of two choices (as a matter of function). I wouldn't mind seeing multiple parties ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

BTW don't put words in my mouth, by the looks of it, sorry to say, you aren't very good at it ;-) No because I don't put words in people's mouths. You spoke clearly but please give me an example. Sure: You are trying to infer that a political system isn't good if everyone isn't getting along? That ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

We can very easily conclude that the American democratic system, isn't the best political system, not by a long shot. Just look at the way it is manipulated and contributes to dividing a nation, instead of unifying one. Be careful with such claims, especially on an international forum or you get re...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

There is a constitution, there are elections, its supposed to be a civilian controlled goverment. Even if we hate the guy in command, we can't just go over the system that has kept in check this Republic for a long time. That's the difference between the US and any other nation, it has been the lon...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

There is a constitution, there are elections, its supposed to be a civilian controlled goverment. Even if we hate the guy in command, we can't just go over the system that has kept in check this Republic for a long time. That's the difference between the US and any other nation, it has been the lon...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NAS Miramar
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: NAS Miramar

yes. I meant those indeed. Doesn't look like firefighting training tools to me. But indeed it could be training for the maintenance crew, but then again, why would you do it outdoors like that? Sure it is California, but still.

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3901

Re: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?

Mortyman wrote:
Should Airbus consider offering the Airbus 350-800 again ?

Is there a new market for it after covid 19 ?


Agree with the others, and Airbus could better invest in A350-1100 than in a shrink. More market potential, although also limited. My two cents.

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NAS Miramar
Replies: 10
Views: 823

NAS Miramar

I was looking at Google maps and noticed 4 F/A18(?) on the flightline without wings, without a rudder, without a canopy, and with the spine open to the elements. What are they doing there?

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15095

Re: Texas abortion law

It is great you have an opinion on this. It is based on your own personal morals and feelings. Fine. Stop trying to force that on everyone else. Not all of us have the same opinion nor do we want to be forced to have the same opinion. And there is the main argument: people against abortion want to ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15095

Re: Texas abortion law

Again, that is your opinion. When life begins is not settled science. After all, you are just a lump of cells too, albeit a few more than an embryo. Partially true except philosophical questions like that are irrelevant to ‘settled science’ as they are outside its scope. As a medical procedure perf...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: cleaner jet fuel may not fly
Replies: 11
Views: 1393

Re: Biden’s goal for cleaner jet fuel may not fly

Its all PR and an attempt to Greenwash the current policy. Aviation contributes 3.5% to Global Warming. Read the science. https://ourworldindata.org/co2-emissions-from-aviation Surely in America, it is a higher percentage, and it is no reason not to act. We need it all to meet the Paris agreement g...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 577
Views: 38881

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

In the opinion of the Stewards, this manoeuvre was attempted too late for the driver of Car 33 to have “the right to racing room”. In the end, that is the only opinion that matters. Unfortunately, that's it. Now Max has a grit penalty, it would be a strategy good move to change his engine and take ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 577
Views: 38881

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Max has been given a 3-place grid penalty for the next race.

Whether the penalty is fair or not, is open for debate.


Apparently, Hamilton needs to win the F-1. They seem to rule in favour of Hamilton, each and every time there is an incident.

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by Dutchy
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 32
Views: 8685

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

Nope; the next question is how much the Indian bankruptcy administrator will recover from the $9 M after subtracting dues to AMS airport, maintainance companies at AMS, the company at whose behest the aircraft was seized at AMS, the liquidators at AMS, etc. Any guess at what would be remaining of t...

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by Dutchy
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 577
Views: 38881

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

So wow Hamilton lost big time in Monza. Verstappen has put himself in a good position to win Monza and expand its lead in the championship. Daniel Ricciardo did well, good for him.

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by Dutchy
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15095

Re: Texas abortion law

BTW, its not 'neonatal abortion' you cant abort a baby already born. Your country calls it "neonatal euthanasia" to me that's infanticide. And I am amazed to find the first person to support it here on these forums. Oh wow, that is quite a jump you make, no room for nuance in your emotion...

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by Dutchy
Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost

I was in kind of a similar situation with my last business partners. That was a 3-way split. Also 2y/o company. A friend of mine, also in the same situation. So it happens more than you think, but still, I feel for you. Sounds to me you were heading to long-term success. Kind of success you can buil...

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by Dutchy
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2674

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I was at the end of university at the time. When the news broke, I was at Eindhoven airport, around 2/3 pm I guess. A friend of mine gave me a call and broke the news. I didn't believe him at first, later I was heading back home and the mood on the train was quite strange, notably more reserved. Arr...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

will be off the planet in December right? Indeed can't wait for the first results. Hopefully, it will work, because there will be no mission to repair it, way to far out. Fingers crossed.

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thinks he is 007
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: Thinks he is 007

no darwin award for him just yet.

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by Dutchy
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 25
Views: 1635

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

reading the attached article, it is a successful attempt by Republicans to limit the turn-out of people of color, e.g. Democratic voters. Sounds to me quite an undemocratic thing to do. Long live democracy, as long as they vote for me.............

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 577
Views: 38881

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

would indeed be interesting if they have the same car. But some of the fun of F1 is that the teams do matter, it is not just the driver.

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 577
Views: 38881

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

F1's worst kept secret is now out - Bottas to Alfa. Obviously Russell's going to Mercedes. Now who will take the Williams seat - Albon? https://twitter.com/F1/status/1434841673897553923 i can see de Vries moving to Williams, Mercedes engines and he is on the merc payroll driving the Mercedes E form...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17-trail, part 1
Replies: 44
Views: 4648

Re: MH17-trail, part 1

Today the court announced the timetable for the remainder of the trail. The verdict of the MH17 trial will be on either September 22nd or November 17th or December 15th 2022. In November this year, the public defenders will announce what they think the sentence should be and in March 2022 the barris...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IPCC Climate Change Report
Replies: 34
Views: 2132

Re: IPCC Climate Change Report

I agree we can't stop the use of coal overnight, but IMHO this isn't gonna help. A bit like old grumpy man not being able to cope with a changes.... https://www.reuters.com/article/australia-coal-idAFKBN2G209Z No, we can't stop the usage overnight, but we can make damn sure we don't add to the prob...

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4303

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

Does anyone have a list of the 73 aircraft. The linked article has a H-60 flying, so some must be operational. In other footage, I saw CH-47's etc. Quite an expensive speedy withdraw.

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by Dutchy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 577
Views: 38881

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

marcelh wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
The Red bull machine has proven quite a bit faster. It seems the championship is for Verstappen to lose.


The race isn’t over yet.


Nope, indeed it isn't, just saying that Verstappen seems to be on the right track here.

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by Dutchy
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 577
Views: 38881

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The Red bull machine has proven quite a bit faster. It seems the championship is for Verstappen to lose.

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