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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 13, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lewis Hamilton got a "problem"
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: Lewis Hamilton got a "problem"

I thought we were going to talk about something else. Hasn't he suggested that he has a piercing on his privates ? Also, you say he's in the twilight of his career, well maybe, he got robbed of a title mere months ago, I wouldn't call his driving into question just yet. He said he's had the aforeme...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 10, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insider thread policies at different employers
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Insider thread policies at different employers

Either go to your higher ups, or find another job. I had this issue with my previous employer, a Japanese tyre company. Unfortunately the bitch of a boss had influence that even the HR team couldn't take action against her despite several reports from my colleagues. So I packed up and left, but not ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 09, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

https://www.planetf1.com/news/lando-nor ... ami-crash/
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Nicoeddf wrote:
Lando ran out of talent as well when he crashed unforced into Gasly. Maybe he was dreaming or so. What a joke.


Apparently Gasly admitted that he was at fault, because his car was wonky after the touch with Alonso.

https://www.planetf1.com/news/lando-nor ... ami-crash/

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 09, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

As for the rest, I'm afraid you're right. Monetizing races seems to have become more important to F1 than the racing itself. We'll soon find out. F1's owners are American. Isn't that the American way? Besides, no doubt the team won't be complaining if they get more money coming their way from the s...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed May 04, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23769

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I really don't understand the US justice system. How could the Supreme Court overturn another Supreme Court ruling? Shouldn't the ruling be final and binding once it has been made? Also, why the hell would you allow Supreme Court justices to have a life term? Why can't it be amended so that Supreme ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 27, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Lockheed Paint L-1011 Fuselages During Final Assembly?
Replies: 14
Views: 2907

Why did Lockheed Paint L-1011 Fuselages During Final Assembly?

I'm currently reading a book on the L-1011 by Graham Simons and looking through the pictures, I'm quite surprised to see that Lockheed chose to paint the L-1011 fuselages before mating it to the wings and completing final assembly. This is peculiar as from my understanding both Boeing & Airbus w...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

If Lewis truly doesn't care anymore, then he should emulate Niki Lauda's action back in 1979 and withdraw from the season. It's highly demoralizing for the team to be working hard, only to have the driver having a couldn't care less attitude.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8438

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

The one thing I don't get is - why can't they rig it so that the plane can be controled from the ground via remote during the swap, instead of coming up with a crude autopilot that ultimately failed?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Nevermind... snoozefest. Except that Leclerc's f#ckup and Sainz's curse are now bringing RedBull and VER back in the race for the title. Snoozefest for the lead perhaps, but there were plenty of racing in the midfield, though what's up with Hamilton? Russell was miles ahead of him. Speaking of Russ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

StarAC17 wrote:
Would you rather see a race at Paul Ricard or Silverstone??


To be fair to Paul Ricard, 2021's race was a nailbiter. Okay maybe it's an outlier (I mean, even Sochi had a great race), but with the current crop of cars who knows, maybe we'll get exciting racing!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

If they take Spa out of the calendar and even rotate it people hopefully will be outraged. They should rotate the following 8 European tracks and leave the rest on the calendar. - Imola - Nürburgring - Barcelona - Portimao - The Netherlands - France - Hungary - Turkey. Why not Great Britain - Franc...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Apr 18, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CDC plans to extend mask mandate
Replies: 82
Views: 4759

Re: CDC plans to extend mask mandate

Honestly, I just don't get the Americans' aversion towards wearing a face mask. I really don't. After two years wearing the face mask is second nature to me now. And here in Malaysia, where the temperatures fluctuates between hot and bloody hot, I find the discomfort from wearing masks to be quite m...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Apr 18, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Singapore a democratic country?
Replies: 15
Views: 1884

Re: Is Singapore a democratic country?

And compare to Malaysia and all those true corruption along with that "Malay First" policy which all but guarantee social rift between the locals and the rich ethnic Chinese minority... Actually, funny you should mention Malaysia because it's the best demonstration how Singapore could be ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Singapore a democratic country?
Replies: 15
Views: 1884

Re: Is Singapore a democratic country?

So theoretically an opposition party can win and rule the country? Theoretically yes, but practically it's a tall order. Unless the ruling party in Singapore does what their counterparts in Malaysia did & loosen up things to the point of losing control, I doubt we'd see a different party ruling...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You got to love British humor
Replies: 44
Views: 2427

Re: You got to love British humor

British humour is an acquired taste. I never understood the humour of Monty Python (what's so funny about their Spanish Inquisition skit?) and I find Blackadder to be mean spirited among others.

I do like Mr. Bean though, as well as Mitchell & Webb and Fry & Laurie in moderation.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

ChrisKen wrote:
StarAC17 wrote:
If you want good racing in Monaco, watch Formula E.

Corrected it for you. miles ahead of Formula Snore and it's jury-rigged, poorly stage managed, manufactured "excitement".


Please. Formula E is really Formula Snore.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 6904

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

For US members, look at his program if you want to really see what "far left" is, and realize Biden is as far away from that as anyone : https://melenchon2022.fr/programme/version-courte/ (use google translate, it works OK). I always consider myself to be a conservative but reading throug...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Three races on I think the cars have clearly improved racing. There had been more overtakes in this year's Australian GP than the last three races there combined! Granted, it's not a fight for the lead (Ferrari just romped away this time), but the midfield bunching up sure looks exciting. https://ww...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 1944

Re: Favorite Quotes

“Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.” - Mary Schmich. Later made into the song Everybody's ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 32089

Re: Condor launch new livery

It's eyecatching for sure.

But to purists, it's ugly....

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Apr 02, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

F1 went to South Africa at the height of apartheid, went to China & Singapore, both of which is well known for its lack of human rights, and has three races in the US which had committed its own human rights abuses. Let's not pretend that the human rights issues in Singapore or the USA are in a...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Las Vegas returns in 2023, it feels like the 1980s, what with America having three races on the calendar. Thankfully, it won't be run in a carpark this time. And it will be a race on Saturday night. Finally, an American race where Asians, Australians & New Zealanders can watch at a decent time! ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1984

Re: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?

Apparently I was told that I flew on MH's B4 from PEN-KUL as a baby.

Does that count?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12240

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

I know it’s apparently real but seemed so staged to me. He was laughing at the joke then stands up and very weakly hits Chris Rock, who barely flinches and has no visible signs of being hit. And they let Smith just proceed to sit down and then win the Oscar and start a speech about playing someone ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Mar 28, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Checo just can't catch a break. First he lost a podium due to car troubles, then he lost a win through a pitstop at the wrong time.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

F1 went to South Africa at the height of apartheid, went to China & Singapore, both of which is well known for its lack of human rights, and has three races in the US which had committed its own human rights abuses. It's quite hypocritical then that some are protesting about having a race in Sau...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time
Replies: 23
Views: 1935

Re: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time

Malaysia Airlines & the 737. 50 years since 1972, and will continue on with the new MAX lease arriving next year.

It will be even longer if you consider its predecessor, Malaysia-Singapore Airlines. They were the one of 3 airlines that bought the 737-100 new.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Singapore a democratic country?
Replies: 15
Views: 1884

Re: Is Singapore a democratic country?

They are a flawed democracy. They lack a meaningful opposition, as 80% of seats in parliament are held by the ruling party. Furthermore, the ruling party have in the past resorted to actions such as defamation suits to try and silence opposition, by basically bankrupting them and disqualifying them ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Mar 21, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Interesting that Verstappen is able to race with Leclerc cleanly. Perhaps it's evidence that last year's contretemps were caused by the other side instead of the Red Bull? You'd have a point if only one of the protagonists had been penalised for all their clashes, but since that wasn't the case.......

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Mar 21, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Interesting that Verstappen is able to race with Leclerc cleanly.

Perhaps it's evidence that last year's contretemps were caused by the other side instead of the Red Bull?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Mar 19, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Ferrari are back!

Leclerc on pole, Sainz in third, Valtteri Bottas in 6th behind Hamilton, and Kevin Magnussen dragging the Haas to their first top 10 grid start since 2019!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Mar 19, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 6962

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

And though I think you are mainly right here, the other problem I have with this issue is... Trans athletes are something that Republican state legislatures really want us to care about, but let's look at the list of other things Republican state legislatures really want us to care about: -Voter fr...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 34
Views: 7080

Re: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

As we have discussed previously about MH, they need a coherent go-forward plan. Despite the government bailout, I have no idea what this plan is, even though I live in Malaysia. IMHO they need a plan to tackle AirAsia - at least on domestic and some regional flying - and they need to address the co...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Mar 17, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 34
Views: 7080

Re: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

To retain LHR slots, MH will resume double daily service on June 30th. Currently, it offers 5x weekly service. Seems like a $$ waste to me. Malaysia is opening its borders on April 1. I would think the hoardes of Malaysians that often travel to the UK for summer will be ready to go. Plus BA has pul...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Mar 14, 2022 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Pierre Gasly is giving the new cars a thumbs up in terms of racing capabilities. So are we going to get more exciting races, especially for the first one this Sunday? I sure hope so! https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.gasly-says-battle-with-hamilton-on-day-3-of-bahrain-testing-shows-2022-car...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Accomplices of Carlos Ghosn Seeking to Transfer Out of Japanese Prison
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: American Accomplices of Carlos Ghosn Seeking to Transfer Out of Japanese Prison

Not sure about how it can be seen as "Japanese racism and pride" when their local criminals also receive same treatment Sure it is something that needs improvement, yet when one is being treated as poorly just as others in the country, I can't see how that constitute racism. I'm not talki...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Mar 11, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Accomplices of Carlos Ghosn Seeking to Transfer Out of Japanese Prison
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: American Accomplices of Carlos Ghosn Seeking to Transfer Out of Japanese Prison

It's true that crime doesn't pay, but when there's injustice, you have to do what's right even if it's criminal. Having read about the Ghosn's treatment by the Japanese legal system, I feel that he's right to escape like that. To me, his ouster stinks of Japanese racism & pride (it's quite suspe...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: MH370 claim: breakthrough?
Replies: 103
Views: 50806

Re: updated: MH370 claim: breakthrough?

Considering that Anwar Ibrahim had taken over the Malaysian government through elections in 2018, his party would have exposed everything about the previous government's misdeeds. The fact that we've not seen anything about this makes the theory of Zaharie negotiating with the Malaysian government ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Mar 09, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

https://www.haasf1team.com/news/kevin-m ... as-f1-team
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An interesting surprise from Haas - Kevin "Suck My Balls" Magnussen returns to replace Mazepin!

I guess they realized they needed an experienced racer to help develop the car.

https://www.haasf1team.com/news/kevin-m ... as-f1-team

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Mar 09, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: MH370 claim: breakthrough?
Replies: 103
Views: 50806

Re: updated: MH370 claim: breakthrough?

Negotiation theory I find difficult given the time. It was 2-3am Malaysian time while MH370 was doing the turns over the Andaman Sea. Plus if it was the case, surely something would have leaked by now given all who would be involved, even at that hour. Indeed. Considering that Anwar Ibrahim had tak...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Mar 07, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 481
Views: 27727

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Here in Malaysia, thanks to subsidies it's $0.49 per litre for regular & $0.82 per litre for premium petrol. For diesel, it's $0.51 per litre for regular, and $0.56 per litre for premium. Even so, some of us do feel the pinch - instead of driving a car to work some people chose to ride their two...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?
Replies: 84
Views: 5255

Re: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?

I get all the hate for Manchester United. So successful for so long, but mediocre at best in the post-SAF era. Heck, fellow fans are frustrated right now. But back to the topic of who is my least favo(u)rite team, it has to be the red team from the Beatles hometown. I can't even bring myself to typ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

And in a much stronger move after their initial (IMHO) weak response, the FIA has now terminated the Russian GP contract, meaning not only is this years race cancelled, but all future ones as well. It will be some time before F1 ever returns to Russia. https://www.planetf1.com/news/russian-grand-pr...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 304
Views: 76893

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

https://twitter.com/Ukraine/status/1497961514480902148
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The Ukrainians seems to be using the destruction of the Mriya as a uniting call in the fight against Russia.

https://twitter.com/Ukraine/status/1497961514480902148

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Feb 26, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New previously unseen footage of UA175
Replies: 17
Views: 2463

Re: New previously unseen footage of UA175

It's interesting to see how the mind works in shock. Everyone were just watching the plane fly low and not reacting to it until it hits the tower.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Championship

Still months away, but I'm guessing the September Russian GP is likely in jeopardy. It should be dropped from the schedule immediately. Let's go to Turkey instead. Malaysia please ) Realistically, not going to happen. There will be such a big backlash that I doubt the Malaysian government would eve...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Championship

What needs to happen in F1 is that there is real passing in races, not a parade set by the fastest lap times in qualifying. That is one reason I like the USA's Indy Car racing, especially on road circuits. That's what the new regulations are for, to reduce the dirty air from the cars' aerodynamics ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Feb 23, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13196

Re: 2022 F1 Championship

Day one of testing completed. Here's a few select coverage from F1 Jolyon Palmer's first impressions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aRiyvM9kx8 Best bit of Day 1 testing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJbVYG50Pxw&t=234s Leclerc tops the leaderboard, but of course testing doesn't prove much...

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