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by Dutchy
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 23
Views: 1250

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

M564038 wrote:
As someone correctly pointed out in the YouTube thread:
He didn’t drive safely or legally
He kept in the left lane the whole time even when the right one was available and he should have steered there to let other drivers safely pass him.


:lol:

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by Dutchy
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 59
Views: 2666

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Romania and Bulgaria today, Poland and Slovakia next week. Czech Republic and the Baltic states the week after. Maybe the Germans can give back the east next month? I came here to post something very similar! If Putin is given Romania and Bulgaria, he will keep on pushing westward until he is at th...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 59
Views: 2666

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Putin is now upping the ante: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/01/21/get-out-of-romania-and-bulgaria-russia-tells-nato-amid-ukraine-tensions-a76116 It's not like Putin to paint himself into corners, but I can't see how NATO can give in to his increasing demands. demands are getting more ridiculo...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chile purchases 3 E-3Ds
Replies: 34
Views: 1575

Re: Chile purchases 3 E-3Ds

quite an expansion from the current fleet of one.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rafale for Greece
Replies: 15
Views: 2641

Re: Rafale for Greece

you can say about the Rafale what you want, but esthetically it is the most beautiful fighter currently in service.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10106

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

all the talk of assertiveness isn't serious without an expediciary force Europe lacks. They expect the USA to supply that force and, in my opinion post Afghanistan, the US public will not tolerate being Europe's speed bump. If Europe had met their NATO obligations to create a defense force, we woul...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10106

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

The EU is a global power. This is an interesting test of the structure. Lightsaber They are an economic power but not a military one. France and Germany want an EU military, instead of NATO, not because it will unite Europe more, but mostly so that they can be the top dogs. With the US and UK gone,...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 23
Views: 1250

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

Watching for the cars he passes I'd wager at least some never saw him coming, lights on or not. To Star's point, any one of those cars could have occupied the fast lane having checked the rear view and seen nothing coming and I wonder how this guy and the car react with simultanoeus heavy brakes an...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 23
Views: 1250

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

If I had a Bugatti, I would do the same ;-). Certainly in Germany, only a 20minutes drive at those speeds :lol:

Never have driven faster than 227km/h on the autobahn. Although driving a 15y/o Fiat Tipo at 155km/h downhill was by far more dangerous.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10106

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Perhaps, if the Putin regime would do some move against Ukraine, NATO needs to send out invitations to Sweden, Finland, and Austria to join NATO. That in addition to severe sanctions, preferably to hit the Putin regime and the oligarch basis of the regime.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flightpath Boeing 747-8HV(F), VQ-BRH
Replies: 5
Views: 2433

Odd flightpath Boeing 747-8HV(F), VQ-BRH

THS214 made a comment about this flight in the non-aviation part. But I thought perhaps some members here know the reason behind this odd flight path. The flight was from Moscow to Leipzig, normal flight time: 2:27 and this flight lasted for 4:16 going way up north before heading south again. After ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10106

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

After Russian activity towards Sweden, now this against Finland. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ru675#2a81cd2a About that route: It flew over the three most important military airports in Finland and the fourth was over Finnish air force headquarter. Checking Finnish military or a messa...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10106

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

It makes me nervous. My wife and 22 month old son are in Odessa, Ukraine. In addition to Putin's games along the eastern border of Ukraine, there is a serious outbreak of COVID-19. I can imagine, certainly because of Odessa, although a rough diamond, has been home to some riots as well. Hopefully, ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10106

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

What is important to Putin is a sense of safety and security, no matter how reasonable or not they are. Kazakhstan is fine as long as they're ruled by like-minded rulers, hence they send troops to Kazakhstan when it look like things could change. China could be a threat to Russia in term of militar...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10106

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Or, maybe Putin tries a different tack to intimidate the West? Shut off gas to Europe, why not? Because he will lose quite a big chunk of the money on which Russia's economy depends? Or he will lose the backing of the oligarchs, they need to grab part of the foreign money flowing in, as well as Put...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10106

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

You have to get over that, Crimea is Russian territory now, just like it should have been at the collapse of the Soviet Union. It should never have been part of Ukraine. No, annexation is illegal and we would be getting into a lawless world if we would accept it. Everything else is beside the point...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12181

Re: Australian Open 2022

Yeah at this stage he should go the contrite way while still blaming others : "I take full responsibility for the mistake made by...". From a distance, I would say the blame is with just about everyone. But. foremost, one is responsible for one's own travel documents. And he also should h...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleague badmouthing me to customer. Best way to handle.
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: Colleague badmouthing me to customer. Best way to handle.

Basically, he told me that another company employee from my team is badmouthing me to a customer. Oh, this is not done. Whatever the problem is, it is internal, not for someone from outside the company, certainly not a customer. If some employee from my would do this, he would be sacked on the spot...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pieter Elbers to step down as CEO of KLM
Replies: 39
Views: 6239

Re: Pieter Elbers to stop as CEO of KLM

Ellbers was the right CEO for KLM and he did very well for the airline. In 2019, when he was up. for a second term, he was almost replaced by Paris, then the staff intervened and he got his second term. Back then, it was quite clear that that would be his last and there it is. Will be a bumpy road a...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freaky accident
Replies: 16
Views: 981

Re: Freaky accident

Virtual737 wrote:
You can't park there!


True, even though no wheels touch the sidewalk, you cannot park on the sidewalk. Luckily, there were enough police there to give him/her a fine. I was quite surprised that they even came with sirens just for that purpose. :lol:

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freaky accident
Replies: 16
Views: 981

Re: Freaky accident

that is freakingly low, only 1/2 of the max. speed allowed there.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freaky accident
Replies: 16
Views: 981

Re: Freaky accident

bpatus297 wrote:
I would bet the lamppost was bent over and acted as a lever or ramp, so to say, causing the car to flip


It broke off even, so yeah that. would be my laymen's explanation as well.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freaky accident
Replies: 16
Views: 981

Re: Freaky accident

889091 wrote:
Can't really tell for sure, but those look like summer tyres? Aren't you required to fit winter tyres on your car in the Netherlands during winter time, regardless if it snows or not?


No, no requierment, but it is recomended. It isn't that cold in Utrecht, around 5 degrees.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freaky accident
Replies: 16
Views: 981

Re: Freaky accident

Yes it takes quite a speed to roll a car. I am glad no fatalities. Not so much these days with the proliferation of top-heavy SUVs. It wasn't an SUV though, just a small hatchback. Seems that the driver tried to evasive a cyclist and hit a lamppost, kind of an old-style variant. The cyclist was wou...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freaky accident
Replies: 16
Views: 981

Freaky accident

I went to the dentist this afternoon, and as I rose from the chair, I heard a loud bang. I said to the dentist, not to worry, the streets are broken up snd they are working on it. I was quite wrong when I vacated the office, this was my view, without the officials of course. https://platform.duic.nl...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 78
Views: 2654

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

"Are you ready for NFL playoffs!" for the what.......?

Neh, just kidding, have fun my American friends. 8-)

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best ASW Helicopter?
Replies: 22
Views: 2081

Re: Best ASW Helicopter?

best in what sense?

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program for the 777F
Replies: 12
Views: 1703

Re: Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program for the 777F

How does that program work? Are airlines compensated for this, even if it is not working for the government? And have they turn over the capacity on a moments noticed?

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 74
Views: 6112

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

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The Dutch have a new cabinet.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian "Peacekeepers" flying to Kazakhstan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1868

Re: Russian

Apparently, 2.500 Russian soldiers are on their way to provide assistance to the Kazakh regime. Not sure what you want to discuss about it.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5905

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

I understood that nuclear waste is dangerous for 250.000years. And that is mind-boggling. 250.000years ago we modern humans sapiens just started out and Neanderthals still had 220.000years to live before going extinct. So the only real thing you can do is bury it deep in a stable layer in the groun...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New social media channel Truth Social
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

New social media channel Truth Social

Former President Trump’s media company, the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), is set to launch a new social media app on President’s Day, The Guardian reported, citing the release date on an Apple App Store listing. Truth Social is TMTG's alternative to Twitter, where Trump is permanently ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5905

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

I understood that nuclear waste is dangerous for 250.000years. And that is mind-boggling. 250.000years ago we modern humans sapiens just started out and Neanderthals still had 220.000years to live before going extinct. So the only real thing you can do is bury it deep in a stable layer in the ground...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12181

Re: Australian Open 2022

The entitlement of this guy....just wow. . Yeah I know Eh!?!??! Making his own medical choices, who the hell does he think he is! I especially like the fact that they let it be known he'd be let in, then made an example of him! Nothing more funny than dishonesty and lies, that's what I say! Djokovi...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Airbus A350-900 returns to Helsinki because of smoke in the cabin
Replies: 9
Views: 3484

Re: Finnair Airbus A350-900 returns to Helsinki because of smoke in the cabin

That is quite a smoke-filled cabin. Good to see that everyone is safe.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17509

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

The arguments against are more technocratic, the demand is controlling the overall world production, so it is better to keep up a comparatively clean and politically uncomplicated north-sea gas supply, than leave it all to russians, the middle east and extremely dirty alternative extraction methods...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17509

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Not all fossil fuel companies are ignorant about the future. Rapsol announced that it will become a net-zero emitter by 2050. It also downgraded the value of its oil and gas reserves by $5.3 billion.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17509

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Norway sees oil in its future despite warnings https://phys.org/news/2021-06-norway-oil-future.html Excerpts - "We will supply energy to the world as long as the demand exists," Petroleum and Energy Minister Tina Bru told a press conference. While Oslo regularly cites the need for a "...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 7009

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I was lucky enough to get to fly one last summer. Nice flight, nice bird. Paris - Perpignan.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 59420

Re: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options

"Our approach to fleet has always been opportunistic, and this exciting transaction with Boeing is no exception," said Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Allegiant chairman and chief executive officer. " Guess its the buy 1 get 1 free January Sale !!!!!! At least he didn't post a picture 'ra...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5905

Re: Germany labels some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The thread title has been updated, as it was deemed to be flamebait/clickbait. It has been changed accordingly as referenced from the articles. Yes, the Greens are part of the governing ampelkoalition, but referencing them in relation to the government deeming "some" natural gas projects ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 59420

Re: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options

that makes a lot more sense why the 737M7 was chosen. If one is including the 737-8200, then pitching in the A220 doesn't make sense to me. 30 A220 seems to little to justify another fleet. Anyhow congrats to Boeing and G4. Nice order, nice start of 2022 (or finish 2021 if this is a fifth quarter or...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 59420

Re: Allegiant nearing deal for 737MAX

BoeingG wrote:
Airlines are getting fed up with Airbus's extravagant prices. I expect to see more 320/220 cancellations in the coming years as Boeing rebounds.


wishful thinking?

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 59420

Re: Allegiant nearing deal for 737MAX

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/exclusive-us-carrier-allegiant-air-buy-50-boeing-737-max-jets-sources-2022-01-04/ Article here. 737 max 7 seemed to have been pitted against the A220. Max 7 was the choice. that would be quite surprising to me, both would represent a new fleet for ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 5905

Re: Germany, with Green Party in ruling coalition, welcome gas as green energy but reject labelling nuclear as green

Well, I guess the jury is not out on that one. The German government on Saturday slammed plans by the European Commission to include nuclear energy and natural gas in its long-awaited green labeling system for investments in the energy sector. Economy and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck an...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 379
Views: 56309

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

RalXWB wrote:
Perhaps this also means that there won´t be a 777-8 since Boeing is improving the biggest 787.


Perhaps, that might be for the best though. Although if they push for the freighter version, I cannot see a 777-9 freighter as the only option.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SA Airlink cabin punctured
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

SA Airlink cabin punctured

A SA Airlink Jetstream JS-41, registration ZS-NRJ performing a charter flight from Johannesburg to Venetia Mine (South Africa), was on approach to Venetia Mine when a bird impacted the right hand propeller causing one of the blades to separate and penetrate the cabin. The aircraft continued for a s...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elfstedentocht
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Elfstedentocht

Will there ever be another Elfstedentocht ? Alas I am not hopeful. Vasaloppet in 2018 at least had the problem of a winter with too much snow The Dutch meteorological institute says: "In 2019, in collaboration with the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), we calculated that the a...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17509

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

[But I will be dead and buried before that happens And there you go, the real motivation I see with many baby boomers, unfortunately, "I-will-not-be-affected-thus-it-is-not-my-problem"-mentality. It is not my philosophy for life, but I guess that is also a manner to lead one's life. Do yo...

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