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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 90
Views: 5145

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

What? The way *you* read and understand your religious texts it doesn´t, the way ISIS followers read it, it obviously does.... And that makes it correct? No it doesn't. empirical data makes that seem quite unlikely to be true and rather wishful thinking. Empirical data without context will prove an...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 90
Views: 5145

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Pure love..... "cast terror into the hearts of unbelievers." "Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them," Allah instructs the Prophet Muhammad (Quran, 9:5). He continues: "Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27919

Re: Qatar Airways to buy Malaysia Airlines?

TN486T wrote:
My money is on a SQ/MAS merger (more SQ than MAS)


I'm afraid you're going to lose money.

SQ has no need for MAS, and the PM won't want to lose face by selling MAS to a Singaporean company.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 61
Views: 2120

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Redd wrote:
How could you have possibly construed that I had said the US doesn't have laws?


Because you listed out laws that is enacted in Saudi Arabia.

Not every culture follows the West. To ridicule their laws based on their culture is arrogance bar none.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27919

Re: Qatar Airways to buy Malaysia Airlines?

Not going to happen.

The PM is going to sell it to his cronies & then watch MH crash and burn to the ground (figuratively of course).

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 1251

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

747-8 As much as I like the 747 it's a final squeeze of the orange. A lot of effort for a few more drops. . 747-8 product is not a commercial failure if you considering both versions. Boeing slowed their production but not stopped yet. There are too many 744 Freighter to replace and Boeing expected...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 90
Views: 5145

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Spar wrote:
There are none so blind as he who will not see.


You see what you want to see.

So to call others blind is rather hypocritical.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 90
Views: 5145

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Let me guess: you're Sunni? Right? I am a Muslim. There are no Sunnis and Shiites in the Quran. The only reason why they exists is because of man's weaknesses. And I quote: "Shiites are the ones who......" You can't see the problem here? But that is the truth in my experience mixing with ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 90
Views: 5145

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

People killed, tortured, mutilated in the name of religions from you think religion hasn’t anything to do with it. If some one murders someone and claims they did it because of the colour of their skin then do you agree they are racist This is a fallacy. Considering that religion doesn't condone ki...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 90
Views: 5145

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Spar wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Fact is, Shiites are the ones who think they're better than others.


Let me guess: you're Sunni?

Right?


I am a Muslim. There are no Sunnis and Shiites in the Quran.

The only reason why they exists is because of man's weaknesses.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 90
Views: 5145

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Religions being the tool or the driver or the conduit or the cover or the excuse for being a dick bag. Call it a cult or a tribal war if it makes you feel happy but choose something because it’s making you feel good rather than it being true is the problem here to begin with. The true problem isn't...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 61
Views: 2120

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Did you just try to justify the most brutal, ruthless and extremist regime's murderous acts? What's the difference between death by beheading & death by lethal injections? Both are capital punishments. The West needs to stop with the hypocrisy. There are plenty of reasons why Saudi Arabia isn't...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 90
Views: 5145

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

All of that is in the name of religion, people made religion to be misused, it was the first and most primitive form of governance. There's no doubt that they'd do the same even without religion, so religion is hardly the cause of the action. Did you even read the article/know about the religious f...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 90
Views: 5145

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Redd wrote:
All of that is in the name of religion, people made religion to be misused, it was the first and most primitive form of governance.


There's no doubt that they'd do the same even without religion, so religion is hardly the cause of the action.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 61
Views: 2120

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Are you going there to commit terrorism {the reason to those beheadings)? Surely I would think that the same thing is going to occur in America if you do harm while visiting there right? Especially in Texas... Did you just try to justify the most brutal, ruthless and extremist regime's murderous ac...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3465

Re: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters

I've read the book, bought it as a Kindle book from Amazon.

Looking at it now, there were mentions of "collective bribery in coincidence with aggravated breach of trust", which is related to the "Eurofighter Affair"

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?

The Jumbo Hostel is nice, but the one in Haneda features a fully functioning fixed base simulator. So I'll pay to spend a night there, even if just for one night.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 98056

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

For those who are blaming the airlines, maintenance department and pilots for crashing the MAX, I have one question: Why are those people perfectly able not to kill hundreds of people within a few months with the 737NG? Good question. But.. ET lost a 737NG back in 2010 off Beirut, to which the prob...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 61
Views: 2120

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Who wants to go to a country where you are in constant fear? Funny you should say that. I remember the first time I traveled to America solo, I kept getting told that I was brave to do so, including by my colleague's sister who has lived in America for years. How about you look down 5 threads where...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 61
Views: 2120

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

What is there to see in Saudi Arabia for non-Muslims?

Heck I'm a devout Muslim and even I don't see the need or desire to vacation in Saudi Arabia.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 54
Views: 5702

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

Why does everyone assume that Lockheed need to build an Airbus/Boeing competitor to jump back into the commercial scene?

Why not supersonic commercial jets - they are already building the X-59 Low Sonic Boom demonstrator for NASA.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Running
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Running

Running hurts my knees, so I try to do lower impact exercises. Bought myself an elliptical machine & once in a while I go about it for an hour or so. A few years back I took Herbalife and spent 1 hour on a treadmill walking briskly every day for 3 months & lost 40 pounds - which over the yea...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company

The gearbox problems faced by Ford isn't uncommon with dual clutch transmissions. VW also had issues with their DSG gearboxes as well, which uses similar technology. I have two former colleagues who owns the Fiesta with a PowerShift transmission - one of them had no issues last time I checked, while...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO of Norwegian resigns
Replies: 19
Views: 5966

Re: CEO of Norwegian resigns

Peter Bellew is leaving Ryanair at the end of the year.

Could this role be his next?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 24
Views: 2015

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

TheEuphorian wrote:
If you're counting LCCs, then AK/FD in Malaysia and Thailand and JT in Indonesia.


AK is a big brand in Malaysia but compared to oil giant Petronas, not that much.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1238

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

The British ambassador to the USA resigned today following leaked internal UK Government memos regarding Trump's "dysfunctional " and "chaotic" White House administration where he assesses it is practically impossible to get a clear statement of foreign policy and where staffers...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malindo & Emirates interline?
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Malindo & Emirates interline?

Thank you all for your answers. When I contacted Emirates, this is their response : "It depends if they’ll have access to your Emirates flights in order to though check your bags and issue the tags". Cofannyc, where did you get the screenshot of the airline codes Malindo can interline to ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malindo & Emirates interline?
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Malindo & Emirates interline?

But according to their website, they only interlined with NH, TK, QR, EY & WY https://www.malindoair.com/news-events/2017/08/21/MALINDO-AIR-AND-ANA-FIRMED-NEW-INTERLINE-PARTNERSHIP It may be out of date or it may be the only carriers they WILL interline to, but they certainly have the ability t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?
Replies: 10
Views: 1333

Re: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?

My pay raises are tied to performance, so it's usually done after performance appraisal. I don't recall any of my colleagues & friends asking for a raise outside of the promised performance increment. I did however had increments withheld because of "performance issues", which pisses m...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11470

Re: France to charge aviation tax

€1.50 - €3? Doesn't sound like it's a lot.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malindo & Emirates interline?
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Malindo & Emirates interline?

Malindo CAN check bags through to EK. They have an interline baggage agreement. There's never a guarantee that they WILL, but they CAN. But according to their website, they only interlined with NH, TK, QR, EY & WY https://www.malindoair.com/news-events/2017/08/21/MALINDO-AIR-AND-ANA-FIRMED-NEW-...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7747

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

Seems like a quite common occurence on the 747-400 series. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/flap-loss-on-747-undetected-after-night-landing-456302/ https://news.aviation-safety.net/2018/04/29/germany-issues-safety-recommendations-after-two-boeing-747-400f-cargo-aircraft-lost-flap-parts-on...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5446

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

It’s a global ranking. Go argue about their Methodist with them (and you can read their methodology) http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/page/worldfame100/espn-world-fame-100-top-ranking-athletes People need to argue over anything. The fact of the matter is, the post I was responding to asked ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2479

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

Honestly, as much as I'm not really enamored with American conservatives, they really do have a point here.

The PC-fication exhibited here has gone to ridiculous levels.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline question, Am I protected if I book 2 separate tickets on different airlines via a city!?
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Re: Airline question, Am I protected if I book 2 separate tickets on different airlines via a city!?

But the JetBlue/Hainan combination is sold as a single ticket so I'm wondering if I'm protected... If it's sold by an online travel agency/site like Kayak etc, I don't think so. I don't believe they count as one ticket. Yeah they do. If it’s one ticket number than it counts as one ticket and you ar...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25308

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

The issue I have with the pilot suicide idea. Is it wasn't JUST suicide but also mass murder. And that really isn't very common. That speaks to a more complicated pathology. Andreas Lubitz committed mass murder when he crashed his Airbus less than a year after MH370, and the motive in his case isn'...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25308

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

There it all is, anybody can read it. My detailed explanations: your denials, innuendos and aspersions. Yes, anybody can read how the explanation ignores facts that doesn't jive with your bias, dismissing it by proclaiming that they're lies without actually proving corroborating evidence of that fa...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25308

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Already answered above in post #158 No it doesn't. That's your assumption on the matter. Your "special knowledge" that only you have and we all have to just trust you on, won't sell. We've been here before. In the field of logical fallacies, this is known as a false appeal to authority. N...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25308

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Before we discuss this further, you need to say whether you are challenging the fact that Razak / Hishammuddin had at least been briefed on the Pulau Penang radar data by early in the day of 8 March and so knew that the flight had turned back over the peninsula. You conveniently ignore the statemen...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25308

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Zaharie did it and Hishamuddin tried to cover it up. Why pretend otherwise? That's the only remaining question: why pretend otherwise? I get stuck on why the Malaysian Government of the time would cover it up. If Zaharie did it for any reason other than political, then it is a rogue pilot that happ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double

As a marketer, I applaud Nicchi's move. The news coverage he gets from doing this is worth more than one post from a self-appointed "influencer".

I never liked "influencer" marketing. It's just hokum.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25308

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

And as far as it being a "blip" on radar; your use of that language demonstrates that you don't know anything about radar or that you're trying to lead people astray. We are not talking about a "blip" we are talking about a target that was identified and tracked by a Selex Siste...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25308

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I don't understand the point of these suppositions. The point is simple - that you're creating a conspiracy with scant evidence. You don't know for certain that Hishamuddin knew with absolute certainty from early on that the intermittent blip on radar was MH370. Where's the proof of that? You're pi...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1787

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

I wanted to. And not just on any ordinary MAX flight, but the inaugural MAX flight by Malindo Air to Singapore.

Then I looked at the fare and my jaw dropped - hugely expensive!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25308

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Spar wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Spar wrote:
Why did he wait until the 12th to "take over

Because the Inmarsat information was given to him on the 11th.


The General made his statement on the 9th. He could have denied it on the 10th, Inmarsat data or not.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25308

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

His plan failed in one major aspect. I am sure that his intent was for MH-370 to have disappeared into thin air, leaving behind no trace. That would have been a much more dramatic finale for MH-370. And remember, it almost worked out that way. Hishammuddin tried his best to cover up the fact that t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lee Iacocca, Dead at 94
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Lee Iacocca, Dead at 94

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/07/le ... ies-at-94/
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Lee Iacocca, the man who was the driving force behind the Ford Mustang, the Ford Pinto & who saved Chrysler from extinction in the 1980s, has died at the age of 94.

RIP.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/07/le ... ies-at-94/

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3008

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

Just don't talk to co-workers. Period.

:duck:

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25308

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

No none of them would fly from KL to IGARI and across the Malaysian peninsula. Traffic in the strait would be up the middle and would not be possible to be confused with the plane that just flew across the peninsula, The radar equipment at Pulau Penang was and is top notch. You assumed that the rad...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25308

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

You're basing your theory on conjecture. I'm basing my opinions on information I gleaned from people who were involved in the response. I provided factual information and provided links to back my information up. You're trying to claim secret inside information that only you have. You're a charlata...

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