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by cpd
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 75
Views: 4612

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

What Kas is trying to say is that there are a few losers who constantly vote my photos, to make me look bad. It is ridiculous that so many standard shots of mine make PC. If there was a way to make my shots ineligible I would be all for it. Hopefully Paul can work with the Devs to see who is doing ...

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by cpd
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic news?
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: Boom Supersonic news?

The XB1 was supposed to be testing: https://m.sfgate.com/travel/article/Boom-Supersonic-jet-test-flights-expected-this-13514667.php Don’t know what further has occurred. But with another article talking about the QueSST project (NASA) subjecting ordinary people to sonic booms in order to see if rich...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 75
Views: 4612

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

What I don`t get is that the shot of D-ABUM gets so many views (80k) compared to other shots of it (couple of hundred). Am I missing something, but it looks like an ordinary shot of this plane. 86.8K views now that I searched for it. The photographer name seems familiar too, but I can’t quite remem...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 243
Views: 69476

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!



Extremely different photo. Nice catch.

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by cpd
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 75
Views: 4612

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

What I don`t get is that the shot of D-ABUM gets so many views (80k) compared to other shots of it (couple of hundred). Am I missing something, but it looks like an ordinary shot of this plane. 86.8K views now that I searched for it. The photographer name seems familiar too, but I can’t quite remem...

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by cpd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Palin’s husband files for divorce
Replies: 21
Views: 1188

Re: Sarah Palin’s husband files for divorce

NIKV69 wrote:
The obsession here with her is scary and she is still laughing all the way to the bank.



She won’t be laughing at all. Especially if those in her extended family start taking sides. :roll:

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by cpd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 206603

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Which is the more difficult problem to solve, wing structure or a cargo door latch/structure? "wings not coming off" has been mastered earlier than "doors not blowing out" afair. While I'd prefer no failures, a cargo door failure is preferable to a wing failure. Thanks to the pe...

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by cpd
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 38
Views: 17917

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

Aesma wrote:
Any picture so we can see for ourselves if it exited the runway ?


I second this comment. Surely there must be some photos at least, even though we know it didn’t leave the runway.

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by cpd
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 94
Views: 18504

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

Which cabin configurations do you guys see lasting the longest on the EK A380 - the 500+ seat F/J/Y config or the 615-seat J/Y config? Which one makes the most money? Apparently neither of them make any profit, they both just burn through huge amounts of money each day. That’s the usual wisdom. Mea...

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by cpd
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 6320

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

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Given the disputes in the following topic maybe so:

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by cpd
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL
Replies: 45
Views: 13638

Re: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL

In my industry, you do that and both would be out of their jobs quicker than the blink of an eye.

And we don’t even have paying passengers.

I’m sure there will be video of the two in question. Airports have cameras everywhere, and passengers have smart phones.

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by cpd
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9759

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

If you have an emotional condition whereby you think you need an ESA to be able to take a flight then perhaps flying is not for you. If you have a condition whereby you need the ESA at your destination then it can travel in the hold, with all the lower class pets. I have an emotional fear of Y clas...

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by cpd
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9759

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

If you have an emotional condition whereby you think you need an ESA to be able to take a flight then perhaps flying is not for you. If you have a condition whereby you need the ESA at your destination then it can travel in the hold, with all the lower class pets. I have an emotional fear of Y clas...

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by cpd
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 65
Views: 3686

Re: Weighting passenger

They should rightly be paying for this as should people with excessive carryon weight. (already you pay extra for overweight checked baggage) Oh, i wait for this comment. what about light passengers? should them paying less? That's one way to incentivze healthier lifestyles. But some people are jus...

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by cpd
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 65
Views: 3686

Re: Weighting passenger

Passengers should be weighed. The accuracy of the CG calculation (and thus the safety of the fight) is more important than anyone feeling "fat shamed". Weighing all passengers takes an enormous amount of time (and money) but will not improve safety. As far as I know, not a single flight h...

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by cpd
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34284

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

He's also got a track record for buying RR knowning full well that the engine was not good on the 380 desert sand issues. The desert sand issue impacts longevity only, caught by RR through the hours on wing flying contracts. The GP seems to have more serious issues getting older, like dropping the ...

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by cpd
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you were to start an airline, what would be your business strategy/plan?
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

Re: If you were to start an airline, what would be your business strategy/plan?

I didn’t really know where to put this, but since I figured this was opinion based, I put this here, so I apologize if this isn’t the right place to put it. Let’s say you start an airline, and you can choose where it will be based and where it will fly, etc. What will be your model and strategy? To...

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by cpd
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 60
Views: 3420

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

DXB has one in the airport itself that I’ve not use. My flights on Emirates always send me to Le Meridien which is across the road from the airport but outside of the secure area. Meridian is a nice hotel with pleasant staff, I’ve stayed there twice. The restaurants in the hotel are a bit over the t...

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by cpd
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 113
Views: 18268

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

Other than the showers (which only account for a tiny proportion of EK's customers) and possibly the bar, what will EK really be missing out on other than carrying fewer passengers using the 777-9? The bar is the one thing that makes long haul flying a bit more bearable for me. One thing I notice i...

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by cpd
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27522

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

To make World Central a low-cost airport, they'd have to think differently. The originally planned World Central looked as fancy as could be, which isn't good for a low-cost airport. All that money being wasted on fancy terminals could be better spent on lower airfares. Sure they can build a cheap ...

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by cpd
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Received An Email From Emirates
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Received An Email From Emirates

I'd let them use it, they probably have many images they can choose from and they might otherwise just skip to the next one. The facebook page doesn't warrant anything much more than a standard web sized image.

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by cpd
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3250

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

You couldn’t make this up if you tried. Frustrated vegan Cilla Carden is so fed up with her two neighbours she has taken them to court over the meat and smoke smells coming from their barbecue. The Perth woman said she couldn't enjoy her backyard in the suburb of Girrawheen, claiming her neighbours...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Age of Social Media Posts and Employer/Boss Being Contacted - Thoughts?
Replies: 21
Views: 1073

Re: The Age of Social Media Posts and Employer/Boss Being Contacted - Thoughts?

I don’t talk about my employer, simple as that. I also don’t do social media.

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by cpd
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 248
Views: 35976

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown: EK415 - SYD-DXB (J - A380) EK089 - DXB-GVA (F - 777-300/ER) EK078 - NCE-DXB (Y - A380 A6-EUU) EK414 - DXB-SYD (J - A380 A6-EDY) It was a very pleasant surprise being upgraded to first. The staff on board were a very nice lot as well, cheers to Ahmed and his colleague. :bigthumbsup: We just mi...

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by cpd
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1888

Re: What's your ringtone?

Silent - no ring tone.

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by cpd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47422

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Also I have heard that among the 40 pax on the 'research flights' there will be some media, probably will be the usual suspects. A shame QF doesn't hold a contest to select a handful of real people, aka normal passengers. A real test would be 3 passengers in economy right next to each other. If the...

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by cpd
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA Helps Boy With Autism
Replies: 24
Views: 4188

Re: Non-power tripping FAs - Newsworthy

Tremendously well done. :)

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by cpd
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scammy Pop-Up Windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2886

Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

777222LR wrote:
1 week since last moderator response and the "Update your flash" pop ups are as bad as ever.


Disable your java. That prevents them.

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by cpd
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 248
Views: 35976

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

SYD-DXB A388 J
DXB-GVA 77W J
NCE-DXB A388 (I guess)
DXB-SXD A388

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by cpd
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biggest bike shed in the world
Replies: 21
Views: 1482

Re: Biggest bike shat in the world

So even in NL it is extremely unsafe. Actually, compared to most of the world driving a bicycle is extremely safe. As indeed is driving a car. You can’t compare car deaths vs bike deaths. There are a lot of factors that should be considered. But if you look at it as a per km travelled, and compare ...

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by cpd
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47422

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

At today's FY2018/2019 results Qantas has announced they will conduct 3 research flights operating both JFK-SYD and LHR-SYD using 787-9 aircraft. These aircraft will be used as delivery flights of 787-9's Qantas will take delivery of in October, November and December Each flight will have a maximum...

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by cpd
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maine just gave asylum-seekers temporary housing within a few months - frustrating homeless who remain on waiting lists
Replies: 42
Views: 1649

Re: Maine Gives Housing To 150 illegal Aliens..............

We need to hire more immigration judges and keep a steady line moving. Get these freeloaders out of here. The entire reason for having less judges and making the process slow is to deter them from seeking asylum isn’t it? Why would you want to roll out the red carpet express service? Shouldn’t you ...

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by cpd
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273791

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

If they can do non-stop flights to many European destinations, particularly in France or Switzerland, then I'd be switching over to Qantas from Emirates immediately. QF introducing those flights + Indian carriers developing range to Europe will really hit EK hard. QF needs to keep as much premium t...

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by cpd
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image Stabilization or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Image Stabilization or not?

IS lenses are helpful for panning, and the F2.8 great for photos taken in the dark, you can use lower ISO and get a cleaner image with still reasonable shutter speeds. I used to love using F2.8 and ISO1600. They are heavier lenses though. If you won’t do any photos at night of moving planes, then it...

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by cpd
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 49
Views: 12145

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

In the early days, Sam was a genuine guy - check out his reviews on A.Net before - then, he used his reviews to build a brand and become paid for it. Now, almost all work he does is paid advertisement. Saludos, Alex I've met him many times and genuine is not a word I'd use to describe him. He was o...

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by cpd
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 273791

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

If Qantas delays project sunrise to wait for the 778, I guess Airbus will get the message loud and clear: don't bother .... I hope it isn't delayed too much longer. If they can do non-stop flights to many European destinations, particularly in France or Switzerland, then I'd be switching over to Qa...

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by cpd
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Back pain relief?
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Back pain relief?

From what I looked at online, it looks like certain workouts and stretches might help provide some relief, but I would seek medical advice first.

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by cpd
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Percent of people who have never flown?
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: Percent of people who have never flown?

I rarely fly, when I do - it is just one big trip.

So I could almost be one of those statistics. I just don’t enjoy flying to be honest. I fly perfectly okay, but it’s just all the other things.

I have a trip booked now that in hindsight I wish I didn’t organise.

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by cpd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 5896

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

Easy, you send the missile flying along spewing out dirty emissions, making the enemy population very sick, perhaps drop multiple warheads at the right places and then when done, crash the thing and make an even bigger mess. That's what this kind of missile is good for, as well as not taking predic...

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by cpd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 5896

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

I don't get the point of the nuclear powered cruise missile. The torpedo makes sense though. Easy, you send the missile flying along spewing out dirty emissions, making the enemy population very sick, perhaps drop multiple warheads at the right places and then when done, crash the thing and make an...

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by cpd
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 21239

Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread

The B-21 concept images looks similar to the B-2 (makes sense as the same company designed both). The Kansas plane looks like the A-12 Avenger II, but not sure they ever actually built a flyable model before the program was cancelled in 1991. I don't see the links between the Kansas plane and the A...

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by cpd
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 161
Views: 11645

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

Who the f cares. Thank you Mr Epstein for saving the taxpayers untold millions of dollars. I hope other suspects/prisoners will follow your example. Suicide is a right and all prisoners should be able to off themselves if they choose to. Are you thankful because now he won't talk? Now we'll never l...

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by cpd
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 161
Views: 11645

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

olle wrote:
Many people wanted this guy to go... From the uk royal family to the white house.

Did they not try to kill him 2 weeks ago?


The current White House as well it must be said. Anyone with association with that creep would potentially have a reason to want him gone.

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by cpd
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 21239

Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread

With some speculating that the development is further along than the Air Force or government wants to admit, could these images of flying wings photographed in Texas and Kansas be connected in any way? https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/so-what-were-those-secret-flying-wing-aircraft-spotted-15551242...

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by cpd
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20884

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Regardless of what the computer tells you, your instincts should be kicking in, hang on a moment something doesn't seem right - what is happening and what do I need to do about it? cpd.....you cant fly transport category aircraft by the seat of your pants. You must rely on what the aircraft tells y...

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by cpd
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20884

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

How do you not know that something is seriously wrong with the plane not performing as expected? Surely if the engines were not at proper power you'd have put them full throttle immediately. You just calculated, wrote down/typed, briefed, and selected your power setting for this takeoff. It is the ...

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by cpd
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20884

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

How do you not know that something is seriously wrong with the plane not performing as expected? Surely if the engines were not at proper power you'd have put them full throttle immediately.

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by cpd
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12324

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

There is some girl tweeting and taking pictures as well as the evactuation is started. What's wrong with people. It could be your life or even more important. That of others. This time it was fine, but we all know they'de do it in a bigger emercency as well. Nice, you are dead, and so are the peopl...

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by cpd
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2582

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

If any of your political candidates pushes Socialism seriously reconsider your voting choices. At least two of the Fraud Squad (AOC + 3) women in congress are placed and managed by the Socialist Democrats. We know that through out history Socialism always fails but if you are on the fence about it,...

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