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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1342

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

School idea is OK, so long as Amazon does not have draconian non-compete laws.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8
Replies: 39
Views: 12723

Re: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8

Or to summarize, the original mission profile of the -8 is a valid niche - long and thin routes. Its particular growth mode is to do it better and cheaper, which carries the side benefit of possibly making it a freighter of choice. And to toss something new in, could they fold those wing tips just a...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3760
Views: 492726

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Revelation, prior it seems as though program senior engineers reported to program managers. The Senior Engineer for Boeing was not out of the loop, but was in the loop via program managers. The difference sounds subtle, but I think it is important. Just as Boeing FAA appointed compliance people did ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3760
Views: 492726

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Seems we have a lot more insight into what the Boeing Board Committee report will recommend, via NYT ( https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/business/boeing-safety-737-max.html ) and others. Seems they want all engineers to report to the Chief Engineer primarily, with secondary reporting via individua...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1342

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

Pittsburgh, Austin, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Denver, Reno, Atlanta, Raleigh or Charlotte, were the sorts of places I was guessing. Obviously wrong.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 61
Views: 2491

Re: Oil Fields Attack

The US and its allies assume the right to strike frequent lethal blows against foes, and assume it is illegitimate for them to strike back. Me - lets spend $trillions and with our western allies get off most oil. Go electric. We will save enough money to offer foreign aid to a petroleum allies in th...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20989

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Ask the people of North Ireland what they want. We know they want to stay in the EU and many want to stay in the UK. NI remaining in the UK except for trade goods gives all of them very much of what a majority want. Call it a UK free port. It might even be a useful manufacturing site for UK companie...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 5105

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

Easy to say that airlines operate in a perfectly free market, or to say that they are near monopolistic in many cases. Wonky data filled analyses of particular markets will say in what manner they compete, and it what manner they are monopolistic. My suspicion is that from big market to big market f...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1342

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

NYC is not closed to Amazon. What is not likely is a large major Amazon Park requiring lots of infrastructure and tons of nearby housing. I expect that Amazon will eventually have a few 10s of thousands of employees in NYC, but scattered in areas well connected by subways.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 57
Views: 4065

Re: Weighting passenger

Supposing an extreme case of 3 pro football teams and 3 gymnast teams on a 318? I suppose they would not put all the football players on one end of the plane.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 5105

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

Ryan and Easy in Europe are, as I understand, providing competition to almost all points, or at least within 100 kms of most destinations. It has had a huge effect on prior existing big airlines. I suspect a doctoral level analysis of comparable air fares in Europe versus Canada and the US would ans...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8
Replies: 39
Views: 12723

Re: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8

One poster (RJ) has mentioned that an improved 787-8 with a little more maximum weight capability would fill two big niches: long thin routes, and a similar sized freighter replacement for the 767. The 767 seems to be a magically righted size for serious freight work. He also has mentioned that the ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1342

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

From reading the Seattle media: North Virginia seems to be on schedule. Amazon continues to hire by the tens of thousands. Seattle area is absorbing a lot of those hired, both in Seattle and east of Lake Washington, Bellevue.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11660

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

tech specs, res coffee: Generally for drip and other systems, coffee should be brewed with water about 200 degrees F It will cool a bit in the receiving pot to about 180 For best taste in needs to cool another 20 degrees to 160, although some like it hotter It is interesting to set of an array of cu...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London

The introductory paragraphs provide a quick review of the City of London versus the city of London.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London

The introductory paragraphs provide a quick review of the City of London versus the city of London.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3760
Views: 492726

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Off topic, but Medicaid is not available in all states. By design of the ACA it was suppose to be available. But States could greatly restrict it and most Red States did.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 88
Views: 8971

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

To me the only time when a widebody is more comfortable is when they have a 2/3/2 configuration instead of 3/3/3, because then you can sit as a couple and have an aisle and a window without some other person boxing you in. For the same reason, I also prefer an Embraer to a 737/A320. If you fly on a...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asymmetrical traffic flows
Replies: 18
Views: 3604

Re: Asymmetrical traffic flows

The cases of asymmetrical cited so far are making for an interesting thread. Anyone privy to information on freight coming in from China that can be released. (don't jeopardize your job obviously)

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112781

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

scruffy - in the cases I've noticed not merely appearance. LOL

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112781

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Anonymous vans doing commercial work need to be regulated, particularly when operating on a large scale. Amazon is probably big enough to carry its own insurance for any delivery system it uses. Just fold the cost of insurance into the contract. But of course that would entail a few other things. Dr...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crashworthiness of modern airliners vs old
Replies: 31
Views: 3217

Re: Crashworthiness of modern airliners vs old

Reduced fire hazard throughout the plane, better emergency evacuation, seats/belts withstanding failure, and some hull integrity improvements. I am not remembering just what decade, but it seemed sudden that landing and even takeoff crashes became survivable. In the 50s and 60s a lot weren't.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3760
Views: 492726

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

"What proves to us that there are not other areas where there would not be disfunctioning [sic] systems as well I don't know how that reads in whatever language it was written, but this English sentence clearly asks for a negative to be proved. I think that probability but not proof is what sh...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Most of us understand the biggest advantage of the hub and spoke model. It allows a small city such as Adelaide to fill a daily A380 and fly to the hub where passengers then travel to dozens of different destinations. It allows dozens of destinations to all fly in the one aircraft. Emirates should ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asymmetrical traffic flows
Replies: 18
Views: 3604

Re: Asymmetrical traffic flows

Be polite!

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20989

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

With NI in an anomalous but workable situation the UK could proceed with Brexit, NI would be in the UK (except for goods), the EU will cooperate with a workable WA. I still think it dumb. But the Troubles will not return and the GFA will remain in effect. I suspect that any WA will take a couple of ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politico’s piece on Jerry Falwell, Jr.
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Politico’s piece on Jerry Falwell, Jr.

Anyone else uncomfortable with religious organization dynasties? I can see offspring being on the board - but inheriting the whole business seems corrupt.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3760
Views: 492726

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

As well as saving documents, companies are also known and often advised to trash documents. In a small business I was involved with, law required saving documents 7 years. Trade association involved recommended destroying them at that point. What do FAA and other regulators require?

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 28521

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Isn't that area subject to NorthEastern storms fairly frequently? Those storms, while powered entirely differently from hurricanes, are powerful and long lasting - asea and ashore. They can, at least in our part of the country, match a 2-3 hurricane. Relevant to this thread those areas in Canada may...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9809

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

Actually it is pretty well established that pets, and particularly dogs, do provide emotional support. That does not, to my mind, entitle such a person to intrude onto the rights and health of other persons. Folks, let’s take an informal survey. How many of you know people who use ESA as a scam to a...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3760
Views: 492726

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Some requirements of regulatory bodies require immediate action, others are on a defined schedule in the future. EASA could do such a thing. I have no idea as to what they will do.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9809

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

Guns have more rights than the lives of people, and we are moving toward dogs having more rights than the health of people. Fortunately retail stores in Washington State have banned pets, other than trained service dogs (animals). If we are going to allow emotional support animals we need a legitima...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3760
Views: 492726

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The aircraft is demonstrated to fly fine and not fall out of the sky under normal flight conditions simply based on the fact that JT043 flew for over an hour with no MCAS and using the manual trim wheel. I assume that if there were controllability issues, that would have been documented in the prel...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3760
Views: 492726

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

But at the same time no "silly walks" about stick feedback preventing the pilot from flying the plane. I am no pilot or aeronautical engineer, but my understanding is that stick force requirements are in the regulations so that pilots can recognize a seriously out of trim situation and fi...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3760
Views: 492726

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

One could hope that both FAA and EASA would be more concerned with how the pilot could fly the plane in extreme circumstances, given that pilots have training to do that. Rather, MCAS was designed to meet some artificial regulations about just how much feed back the stick will have. It is an interes...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2378

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

February and its cheap hotel rates are great for spending a week visiting the great museums, although I spent much of one day walking through Central Park in the snow - also fun. Make a chart of what museums are open, and on what days. MOMA was open on Mondays, although that too entailed a trek thro...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 56
Views: 5453

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Complement the USN, I was able to cross the Pacific several times. Always loved it. Night time included the Milky Way most of the time, flying fish, poisonous snakes, satellites, several full sun days with huge swells from a distant storm which meant sandwiches only. I'd volunteer to do that at leas...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise
Replies: 51
Views: 2846

Re: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise

A concern I had regarding New Orleans is that the city should be able to entirely evacuate or evacuate in place in 3 days. At the time of Katrina weren't there over a 100K people who really lacked that ability? A large number of these citizens did in fact move to Houston (which has its own hurricane...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3760
Views: 492726

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I suspect that EASA is reacting to bureaucratic pressures rather than political ones. They too should have been a little more diligent on the MAX the last time around.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20989

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

If Scotland leaves it could very well be in conjunction for a loose union with the ROI. But a question: Johnson has issued threats that members of his party who vote against him will lose their party membership. Would the Liberal party be likely to choose anyone kicked out as automatically their can...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 1999

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

A helicopter based on drones, 5-6 electric motors 8-12 passengers, range upward of 50 miles, a pilot (for the first several years). Must be capable of landing with any 2 motors out, at least 5(?) minutes of flight available in worst possible cases. Could be hybrid but more likely not. I am confidan...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 1999

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

A helicopter based on drones, 5-6 electric motors 8-12 passengers, range upward of 50 miles, a pilot (for the first several years). Must be capable of landing with any 2 motors out, at least 5(?) minutes of flight available in worst possible cases. Could be hybrid but more likely not. I am confidant...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 115
Views: 11667

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

Or the ULCCs could be allowed to cooperate enough so that there was a ULCC system throughout the US, likewise Alaska and JetBlue. Interlining, code sharing, but still competing in the largest markets.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?
Replies: 88
Views: 10448

Re: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?

It has generally been on the back of my mind that WN had to add Hawaii because their customer base wanted it, and it was costing them to not be able to offer Hawaii. If that is true they are not intending a major assault on Hawaiian, although they will be competitors. They will want to fill those in...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 292
Views: 55798

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

At a minimum, AA will gather and review the maintenance records and inspect and rectify certain discrepancies, if any are found. There have often been assumptions that if a plane is returned just about the time a major overhaul/heavy check is needed that the airline is responsible for paying for it...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise
Replies: 51
Views: 2846

Re: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise

Itb - well, if we block immigration and create several new Detroits all those flood victims will have a place to go, and maybe jobs will follow them. LOL Didn't it work when the "move west" movement assured them all that rain would follow the plow?

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20989

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

EU has stated that a border in the Irish Sea could be for goods only - IIRC. It does not have address unification. NI would otherwise remain in the UK. This has polled repeatedly as acceptable to the people of NI. NI politicians seem opposed to the will of the citizens. The UK leaving the EU will by...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20989

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Is the Labor leader still unwilling to work for stopping a no-deal effectively through Parliament, unless it advances his campaign to become PM (which would be another disaster)? Could Parliament require the people of NI to vote as to whether or not to put the trade border in the Irish Sea? This wou...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West
Replies: 39
Views: 1669

Re: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West

Medical care until after WWII was nothing like what we have now. Doctors could set bones, remove appendixes and tonsils, the old joke of the First Aid Kit, two aspirin and a shovel was not quite a joke. The cost of medical care subsequently exploded. Two minimum wage workers could possibly have to u...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Two Tails on most New Military Jets?
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Re: Why Two Tails on most New Military Jets?

Thanks for replies and pictures.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3760
Views: 492726

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Effective regulations assume a moderately adversarial relationship. I suspect that will be re-established. What I don't see, and perhaps someone could comment: In the old days the FAA appointed Boeing people as inspectors, inspectors reported back directly to the FAA, and if I understand, those insp...

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