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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Would you be saying that if Anthony Hamilton ran his mouth at Toto Wolff for not prioritizing Lewis in say 2016. Or if Antonio Pérez Garibay made comments about Red Bull screwing over his son in Spain this year. How about if Anthony Hamilton's brother (or another family memeber) called Max a cracke...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Now lets look at VER, who only won his first title because of Perez, who didn't even had the decency to give PER a second place in the championship to repay for his service. Yeah... he will never become a great, because he is no great sportsman. A very good driver, but no great. And IMHO it will ta...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Your statement regarding standard of fans awfully sounds like „everything used to be better“. Indeed it is better in a sense that fans don't pit drivers against drivers and go at each others throats back then. I mean, you hardly hear about Schumacher being threatened for running Hill off the track ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 149
Views: 6905

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Can we try to stop being quite so negative on this ? Yes, the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar was corrupt, but it is what it is. The absence of beer is not a disaster and few would claim a human right to drink alcohol.... when in Rome, do as the Romans do. There were far worse abuses of human ri...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Most of them act with class but Max often does not off the track. - Brazil 2018: Shoving Ocon after an incident at the same corner when Ocon was trying to unlap himself. If I was Estaban, I would have given him a solid right hook afterwards. Lewis actually had to calm him down. Max has every right ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

There's rumours in the Italian Press that Mattia Binotto has been rolled. There are some suggestions that Fred Vasseur of Sauber will replace him. I like Fred and his unpretentious leadership style. Hopefully he is the right man for the job.l Mattia is not going anywhere just yet. https://www.motor...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

The thing is, the sport is not trying to be what it was in the past, it's trying to grow, which almost certainly means it's going to end up being something different. To do that, IMO, it needs to consider some changes. In order to grow the sport needs to take fans away from other activities includi...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

As you say, VER will out brake whoever’s trying to pass him and just collide or push off the other car. He’s very fast but can’t go wheel to wheel with a similar paced car. HAM will back off and try again later but VER will collide if the other car does not back off. Funny then that Brazil 2022 was...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

IMO the sport needs a lot more parity, with all ten teams having a viable chance to win every weekend, not the same three largely taking turns winning. There has never been parity in F1 where all teams have a chance of winning ever since the sport's inception. At best, you have a season like 1982 w...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

It’s clear VER had told his team he wouldn’t let pass PER for reasons well known to the team before this race. Did someone at RBR really believe that VER was changing his mind? They should have known better. IMHO F1 drivers aren’t nice people. You are calling him a jerk, or even worse (surprise: th...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why weren't North America-Thailand/Malaysia/Indonesia money makers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: Why weren't North America-Thailand/Malaysia/Indonesia money makers?

I think that for Malaysia, there are several issues causing the low demand for US-MY travel 1) Lack of affinity towards the US. Too complicated to explain, but suffice it to say, for the average Malaysian there's no desire for them to visit the US for a vacation and/or business. 2) No VWP for Malays...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Disappointed with Max for his boneheaded tantrum with regards to Checo. I get that Max was livid about the contretemps with Hamilton (what were the stewards thinking giving a penalty to Max when it was at best a racing incident and at worse 50/50 between Max & Lewis?), but he shouldn't have take...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

IMHO LEC is losing it. Too often he doesn’t make the call, either it’s for a tire or strategy during the race. He’s driving the car so he has to make the final ca, instead of relying what his engineer is saying. I think he jumped into the Ferrari too early. Thrown into the deep end of the pool too ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Movies with airlines on them
Replies: 44
Views: 2581

Re: Movies with airlines on them

British Airways featured in the Bond films Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day, CSA Czech Airlines and Virgin Atlantic appeared in Casino Royale along with a cameo from Richard Branson. Here's a funny trivia - when shown on BA, the Branson cameo in Casino Royale was censored! Talk about sour gr...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Nov 07, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things you would change about any airline
Replies: 34
Views: 2111

Re: Things you would change about any airline

I'd like to make the following changes to my hometown airline - MH. 1) Cancel the A380 order back in 2005, when the airline was undergoing restructuring. Get rid of the 747 at the same time (apart from the freighters) and make the 777 the backbone of the widebody fleet, consisting of 777-200ER &...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Oct 30, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Well, Max has now broken the record for most number of wins in a season with a splendid drive in Mexico. And some people thought the battle would have been spicier, unfortunately the Silver Arrows flattered to deceive yet again. Further down the grid, Danny Ricciardo pulled himself out of a sticky s...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections
Replies: 34
Views: 5991

Re: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections

Then nobody would in *any* nation would be able to talk about this, and the pigs responsible for these assaults would have never been punished. You can talk about it as long as you're fair to call out the other countries that have similar infringements of civil rights. That's something I haven't se...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

The "RB was innocent" narrative had a short shelf life. I'm sure they'll still mutter that it was all just accounting nonsense, but the naked truth is they've just admitted they've breached the rules. Only because it will cost them more to fight. It's similar to Mercedes-Benz not contesti...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Oct 28, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... DgbGW.html
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To kick off the Mexico GP, Fernando Alonso's 7th place has been reinstated after Alpine managed to overturn the verdict on appeal.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... DgbGW.html

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Oct 28, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections
Replies: 34
Views: 5991

Re: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections

How is this any different from cavity searches, which is legal in the US? Warrantless searches of such variety, even by customs, are strictly regulated in the US. But keep up the whataboutism Whataboutism it may be, but it's also a matter of calling out hypocrisy. I'm not enamoured with the Arabs, ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

I have seen that interpretation of the rule, but then the whole thing becomes even more senseless. So they are happy with the bit being on the car or falling off of it onto the track, but not in a state of limbo somehow? I have a hard time seeing what the problem would be for the stewards other tha...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 27, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 5987

Re: Brand loyality

Honestly, the only brand-conscious item I consume would be soda and it's only Coke Zero. Never liked Pepsi as it's too sweet for my taste, even their Zero version.

Everything else, I can consider other brands.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Your front wing endplate is loose and ends up flying off onto the track creating debris? That's fine my dear, you're perfect, we saw nothing, even though we severely penalized another driver and team twice before for the exact same thing... :banghead: :banghead: People always say this, but the diff...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections
Replies: 34
Views: 5991

Re: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections

Even with our nuts over here, I think dragging random foreign women off a 777 over an abandoned infant would not go over too well, even if this occurred at HOU or DFW. What did the authorities think they might find in these lady's vajojoes? Evidence of recent birthgiving. The baby was newly born an...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 26, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think there's a chance that MH will return to the US Mainland soon?
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: Do you think there's a chance that MH will return to the US Mainland soon?

Not in a million years. Let's not forget, MH quit flying to the US way before the downgrade. The one time I flew MH to America, I observed that the number of people flying KUL-LAX was less than 30% of the flight. The rest were either flying KUL-NRT or NRT-LAX. I doubt MH will return to the US for as...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 26, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections
Replies: 34
Views: 5991

Re: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections

How is this any different from cavity searches, which is legal in the US?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 26, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

I think if you are going to follow F1 having a title decided with 3-4 races in hand is more the rule than the exception so following the entire grid makes it at least somewhat interesting. This is why people got bored with the Schumacher era Ferrari, RB from 2010-2013 and the Lewis, Mercedes domina...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Boy has Ricciardo sunk like a stone, though. He's totally checked out, and he's also delusional if he thinks he ever gets another shot with a contenting F1 team. Best to go home, count his money, call it a career as a F1 racer and find himself a nice job in media, he's a natural at that stuff. Work...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 25, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Galaxy S22 Ultra
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Re: Galaxy S22 Ultra

Indeed, the zoom capability on Galaxy Ultra phones are second to none, and it's clear in your pictures how good it is. I have an S21 Ultra, and I do agree that planespotting would be much easier with it, as opposed to a DSLR. This is what I took at KUL a few months back https://photos.google.com/sha...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 25, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA services to KUL, KIX, BKK, or ICN ever resume?
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Will BA services to KUL, KIX, BKK, or ICN ever resume?

Do they have the crew complement to serve? At least from KUL's perspective, MH is lapping it up with prices at its highest that I've ever remembered. Flights in winter (late Dec-early Jan) are selling at almost 3x the pre-pandemic price even in Basic Economy ! And the ME3 isn't offering much cheaper...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absurd CX LHR-HKG flights avoiding Belgian airspace
Replies: 23
Views: 10548

Re: Absurd CX LHR-HKG flights avoiding Belgian airspace

Why are Belgian air charges so high ? One would think the UK would seek a solution from the friendly Belgian friends a short distance across the English Channel. Does the UK charge Belgian airlines "high charges" when they fly over the UK on their way to America and Canada ? I would think...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The lesser car rental companies
Replies: 23
Views: 1359

Re: The lesser car rental companies

The “lesser” brands are Sixt, Fox, Ace, europcar, E-Z. I never rented from these and honestly I’m not interested in doing such a major transaction with a company I don’t understand. Sixt is a family-owned German company that was formed way before Avis, Budget, even Hertz (by 6 years). Europcar mean...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

US F1 in Austin just starting on the TV right now. Will work it in alongside the two NFL contests on in my local market (DAL-DET, TPA-RDU in airline terms, both stinkers so far). Any thoughts on what the passing of Mateschitz will mean to Red Bull? The media suggested the Porsche deal may have been...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Oct 23, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ANA Airbus 380
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: ANA Airbus 380

I don't get ANA acquiescing to Airbus's demands to take up the A380s. They could have easily told Airbus to stuff it, but instead they got a whale that only fits one route, which may or may not make money. What a waste!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ex-UK pilots lured to help Chinese military- BBC
Replies: 24
Views: 2702

Re: Ex-UK pilots lured to help Chinese military- BBC

They wouldn’t be the first, but I’m sure the door will swing both ways: me thinks DIA would love to debrief any one of these guys to get hands-on info on how the Chinese train. Especially for a few £. As far as treason, good luck proving they gave up classified information. It’s not like the Chines...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Thrustmaster vs Honeycomb hardware sets for MSFS2020
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Thrustmaster vs Honeycomb hardware sets for MSFS2020

Thrustmaster is not owned by Logitech, but by the French Guillemot Corporation. You are right that the Thrustmaster combination is expensive, but there is a cheaper Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS Flight Pack which comes with rudder pedals, throttle & joystick. I bought it a few months back and it is ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meanwhile in Nanterre...
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Meanwhile in Nanterre...

Two words. "GIVE OPTIONS"

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 19, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-ASEAN reach Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 7
Views: 1596

Re: EU-ASEAN reach Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement

So the EU and ASEAN have decided they would prefer Emirates, Etihad, Qatar and Turkish not to get all the money on pax and cargo flying between the 2 groups of countries For some ASEAN countries it's not bilateral limits that are stopping flights from being launched. For example, MH were flying dai...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 18, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?
Replies: 41
Views: 4597

Re: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?

Never did see a crash in real life, besides video footage reports. However I'm acquaintances with the photographer of this picture. 2608857 My cousin also witnessed the aftermath of a mid-air collision between two helicopters back in 2020, one of which was piloted by the former CEO of MH (who landed...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Oct 14, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Also - on the Red Bull overspend. That is cheating. If something is not done to their position in the Championship last year or this - that might be about it for me and F1. Is it really cheating? Because nobody has proven the fact that the extra spend had actually benefitted the team in any way. It...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

It seems liks race controle are counting full points for the race. However, only a partial race was run. He should have half points only. That makes him one point short of championship. This is a consequence of the furore over the Belgian Grand Prix last year, where half points were awarded even th...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Oct 09, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?
Replies: 41
Views: 4597

Re: Have you ever witnessed an airplane crash in person?

A family tradition of ours is to sail to the Toronto waterfront and watch the CNE Airshow from the water. From front row centre, I witnessed three crashes …. a Fairey Firefly, two Canadair Tutors and lastly a Hawker Siddeley Nimrod. I don’t watch air shows any more! Wow, a Nimrod? I'm sure I can Go...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Oct 08, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

It’s official now: in 2023 Gasly will drive for Alpine and De Vries will drive for AlphaTauri. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.tost-expecting-de-vries-to-be-up-to-speed-in-f1-after-a-couple-of-tests-as.6COfY3RWiCilRfpZf5hpGP.html Now we have a Mercedes driver in a Red Bull affiliated tea...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH set to return A380's to Airbus
Replies: 63
Views: 15541

Re: MH set to return A380's to Airbus

Interesting. I seem to recall (but I might be wrong) that BA 'kicked the tyres' on these RR-powered birds when MH first indicated that it wanted to sell them? Would they be interested now, if Airbus offered them with some kind of manufacturer's warranty? Of course there are also the other RR-powere...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Really Happened to MH370?
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: What Really Happened to MH370?

There are plenty of threads on MH370. Given that there's scant new info on this, I'm not sure what purpose would it serve to have another thread on this? In any case, it is my opinion that there are circumstantial evidence that the Captain may have flown the aircraft into oblivion in retaliation for...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 593
Views: 50839

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Was there the same amount of willingness and determination to get them into F1 like there is/was with Herta? I'm under the impression the push for Herta is being driven by a team, but were any of the teams back then just as serious with Loeb and Rossi? I believe Red Bull did push for Loeb. He would...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel demand on Qatar between Doha and LAX
Replies: 18
Views: 2625

Re: Travel demand on Qatar between Doha and LAX

With their huge populations only a couple of hours flight away, India, Pakistan and the rest of the ISC are the lifeblood and cashcows of the Persian Gulf airlines. With a one-stop connection between the likes of Seattle and Kolkata, Toronto and Lucknow, or San Francisco and Islamabad, these airlin...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12724

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Some photos I took today : https://i.ibb.co/hYVJKCs/FA6-A67-F4-7-F1-E-4-ACD-AB05-84-AD5-A42-FDBA.jpg Amazing to think that two years ago we were ravaged by a worldwide pandemic that caused almost the entire world to retreat into our homes. Now, this photo shows that it's almost back to normal.

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