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by cpd
Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your longest flight sim flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

I did SYD-DFW with a unladen PMDG 747-400 in FSX. I had just the full fuel load and nothing else. It was just over 16 hours non stop. I used a real world QF7 flight plan.

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by cpd
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photoshopped photo?
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Photoshopped photo?

Either way you are out of line posting that here. If you have reason to believe a pic in the DB has been cloned or photoshopped in some way email the screeners privately. You are dragging a long time photog though the mud here. Sorry, but looking at the photo, the long-time photog deserves it. Horr...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Rotating ads are annoying
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Rotating ads are annoying

.mobile-placeholder_300x250_atf, .mobile-placeholder_300x250_btf, .mobile-placeholder_300x250_mtf1 { display: block; min-height: 300px; } That will stop the jumping I believe. The original rule is in https://www.airliners.net/build/main.css?assets_version=233 - that's something the devs can fix. I ...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Rotating ads are annoying
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Rotating ads are annoying

Look, I get it that there's a need for ads. But, do they need to rotate/refresh on the page? When reading forums on my phone, this causes the posts to jump and what I was reading to no longer be on the screen. This is really annoying. My understanding is that the site doesn't have anything to do wi...

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by cpd
Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8737
Views: 618722

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/gu ... fe0bfd5271

See Putin, this is the result of your stupid plans.
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Shooting at a recruitment centre:

https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/gu ... fe0bfd5271

See Putin, this is the result of your stupid plans.

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by cpd
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: BA World Tail Images that never flew (1:200)
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: BA World Tail Images that never flew (1:200)

They are all beautiful.

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by cpd
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photoshopped photo?
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Photoshopped photo?

Either way you are out of line posting that here. If you have reason to believe a pic in the DB has been cloned or photoshopped in some way email the screeners privately. You are dragging a long time photog though the mud here. I agree with not publicly naming and shaming, and I’ve been quite again...

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by cpd
Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 597
Views: 62236

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The current proposal is to build the first few in the US, with an additional line to be stood up in Australia. The Biden administration is exploring an arrangement to expedite Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines to respond to China’s growing military might by producing the first f...

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by cpd
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 51
Views: 8199

Re: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

Why does this type of bs only happen on American carriers? I mean you never hear about anyone punching an Emirates crew or a Singapore Girl…. I can’t remember if it happened ever on EK, but if it did you would be in a lot of trouble. The attacker here needs to be banned from air travel in the USA a...

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by cpd
Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

I just saw a headline in the Business Journal that BOOM hired a former Rolls Royce executive... I'm not sure what he is going to do, aside from hopefully get some money before Boom goes bust. It will be very hard for them to do an engine themselves. Even the big engine manufacturers have dramas wit...

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by cpd
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will King Charles receive the same support long term as the Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 1295

Re: Will King Charles receive the same support long term as the Queen

I think he will do fine as King. But let him have time to grieve, away from the pressures of media.

I just watched the committal service, extremely well done - the pallbearers were absolutely perfect.

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by cpd
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8737
Views: 618722

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

What about declaring war, annexing the occupied territories and start with dropping some small nukes? Then the Ukrainians may choose: either some additional small nukes on some western Ukrainian cities, or accepting Russian troops to “denazify” and “liberate” Ukraine? Edit: interesting analyses in ...

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by cpd
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8737
Views: 618722

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Now confirmed: partial mobilization https://www.n-tv.de/newsletter/breakingnews/Putin-ordnet-Teilmobilmachung-an-article23602202.html Yes, SMH also had the story too: https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/biden-at-un-to-call-russian-war-an-affront-to-bodys-charter-20220921-p5bjw9.html (Open in privat...

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by cpd
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Supersonic will have a business again when transpacific nonstop ranges become possible. But that range won't be possible until someone builds an engine. The engine shouldn't be that difficult - it just needs money to do it. So with that blocker, it just won't happen. If people can put huge amounts ...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recommend me something: a good (value) office chair
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Recommend me something: a good (value) office chair

I picked up the Millberget office chair from IKEA last year when it was on sale for $80. Other than then the arms, its quite comfy but I just use it at home when sitting at my desk a couple of hours at a time max - don't know how it would be sitting in for an entire day. I have this IKEA chair: htt...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title

"Content Creators" :sarcastic: I don't follow anyone on YouTube, don't subscribe, don't hit the "notification" bell, don't comment. If I see a video that interests me, I watch it and move along. Only very few I watch, and none subscribed. Dr Mark Felton is one and Iain Tyrrell (...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno Air Races Crash
Replies: 28
Views: 6582

Re: Reno Air Races Crash

It is amazing that this event is still taking place. At least no one on the ground was hurt or killed. I have to wonder when these incidents will get to a level where someone (maybe insurers?) simply puts a stop to this. Has anyone put a stop to auto racing? Air shows? These accidents are pretty ra...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno Air Races Crash
Replies: 28
Views: 6582

Re: Reno Air Races Crash

Wacker1000 wrote:
It is amazing that this event is still taking place. At least no one on the ground was hurt or killed.


I have to wonder when these incidents will get to a level where someone (maybe insurers?) simply puts a stop to this.

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by cpd
Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title

But clicketty-clickbait titles and thumbnails get traffic. Also "my friend straight-piped [insert-car-name-here]" with some supercar-kid making a stupid face and holding his ears in mock-fright... Another one is "Why I'm selling my [whatever-supercar]" when the car in question ha...

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by cpd
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12366

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

I didn’t watch it - I had seen enough of the processes over the past week, also the time zone didn’t work out. I hope now the media can let the grieving family go about what they need to do with some peace.

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by cpd
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3603

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

Now the LNP is being disrespectful to the Royal family: https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/revolting-people-australian-senator-unloads-on-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle/news-story/cb5f125410d59d467d400103b32aa624 She should be ashamed of that, the Queen has been dead for har...

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by cpd
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3603

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the United States, and Germany must not be among the stable nations. Or might it be that this argument shows that people listening to such arguments, fundamentally don't understand the difference between causality or ...

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by cpd
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3603

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the United States, and Germany must not be among the stable nations. Or might it be that this argument shows that people listening to such arguments, fundamentally don't understand the difference between causality or ...

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by cpd
Sun Sep 18, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 355
Views: 200297

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



Aeroflot/JAL joint livery IL-62! That's a great old photo.

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by cpd
Sat Sep 17, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3603

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

The biggest reason to go to a republic is the rusted on Monarchist movements and some of their senior people...

AML - campaign chairman Eric Abetz for instance. Repulsive character. Total opposite to the late Queen.

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by cpd
Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3603

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

Monarchist.org.au? Surely there are less biased sources.

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by cpd
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3603

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

The lunar probe himself has spoken: https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/joe-hildebrand-double-standard-exposed-by-queens-death/news-story/5402fc5bd57fbf9499fb531f8c10ec4d Poking away in the outer reaches of idiocy and disrespecting this occasion by politicising this into his ...

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by cpd
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12366

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

I've seen when they turned up in my town, the two beautiful 747s arrived, the E4B turned up, C17s arrived, a 737-700 in the USA colours also arrived, so did the 757. I know I didn't use the perfect correct names, but yes, quite impressive with that lot arriving. Pretty nice to see the E4B. So I've s...

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by cpd
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?
Replies: 59
Views: 4950

Re: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?

LCDFlight wrote:

Hope things are going better for you.


Thanks. After some complications, the healing has started. So I'm at about 50% of the bone healed. I'm learning to walk.

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by cpd
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8737
Views: 618722

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... e-invasion

bt


I think it might be an Astra coupe from many years ago.
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bikerthai wrote:
OK people, tell me the car in the linked picture is a VW Beatle (new version).

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... e-invasion

bt


I think it might be an Astra coupe from many years ago.

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by cpd
Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12366

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS4OAN6i4ec

The usual 'army' has arrived to support him.
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I'm surprised Biden and co aren't flying commercial and taking the bus! ;) (it was an absurd suggestion).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS4OAN6i4ec

The usual 'army' has arrived to support him.

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by cpd
Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12366

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Queen Elizabeth has achieved lots during her 70 year reign. Look at president macron in France as another head of state for example, he hardly has the support of the whole nation and can’t even get basic pension reforms through his country. President Macron gave one of the nicest tributes from abro...

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by cpd
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

From everything I've read, they have no engine at all.

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by cpd
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Do the subsonic passengers somehow avoid this traffic getting into town? Isn't it a problem for all people equally regardless of how they fly? You are framing this as a negative for the supersonic passenger only, if we read your post correctly. The infrastructure for us is a fairly fast train journ...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3603

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/anthony-albanese-pledges-there-will-be-no-republic-referendum-until-his-second-term-after-queens-death/news-story/74f2a280132e059d05fd355d549c86d7 Anthony Albanese pledges there will be no republic referendum until his second term after Qu...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3603

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/anthony-albanese-pledges-there-will-be-no-republic-referendum-until-his-second-term-after-queens-death/news-story/74f2a280132e059d05fd355d549c86d7 Anthony Albanese pledges there will be no republic referendum until his second term after Qu...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

only to get stuck in traffic getting into town? Do the subsonic passengers somehow avoid this traffic getting into town? Isn't it a problem for all people equally regardless of how they fly? You are framing this as a negative for the supersonic passenger only, if we read your post correctly. The in...

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by cpd
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12366

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Watching a clip of Charles signing a document (accession papers?) I couldn't help noticing how he reacted when what looked like a handrest was in his way. He looked sideways and flashed a filthy at someone nearby, seemingly commanding it be taken away. His mother wouldn't have done that. Not a good...

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by cpd
Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Lookin at the Boom website is interesting... https://boomsupersonic.com/overture 600+ profitable routes? The only potential things I can see are TATL routes. With the 4250nm published range, there aren't many options out of LAX/SFO. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4250nm%40LAX http://www.gcmap.com/map...

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by cpd
Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

How much extra are you prepared to pay for a faster flight? I suspect most people would be the opposite - prepared to endure longer (slower) flights if the price was lower. More than you might expect. You might be surprised at how many people from my country would be willing to spend more for faste...

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by cpd
Sun Sep 11, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Defeatist attitudes won’t get the required engine either.

Did we need a carbon fibre airliner when the previous ones did the job perfectly fine? No, but we did one anyway.

Are we just going to fly around for the next 200 years at M0.80?

That said Boom will most likely produce no plane.

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by cpd
Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12366

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

What I wish is that the media would stop making mountains out of the smallest things regarding this. If Harry sneezes, there will be some 'expert' making some informed analysis backed by "sources close to the family" or similar, or heaven forbid King Charles III gets annoyed about somethin...

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by cpd
Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2949

Re: Fax News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

The media has become experts at highly controversial topics. When they see a small bit of smoke on a topic, they will dump 5 gallons of gas on the smoke and watch the inferno of fighting. The media is becoming more powerful than the people or politics. That's what annoys me about them. Some parts o...

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by cpd
Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Lookin at the Boom website is interesting... https://boomsupersonic.com/overture 600+ profitable routes? The only potential things I can see are TATL routes. With the 4250nm published range, there aren't many options out of LAX/SFO. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4250nm%40LAX http://www.gcmap.com/map...

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by cpd
Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49773

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

https://simpleflying.com/rolls-royce-qu ... ngine/amp/

https://airwaysmag.com/rolls-royce-boom-supersonic/

Does anyone else have an engine for this plane or has the project gone Boom?
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Rolls Royce it seems has left the room:

https://simpleflying.com/rolls-royce-qu ... ngine/amp/

https://airwaysmag.com/rolls-royce-boom-supersonic/

Does anyone else have an engine for this plane or has the project gone Boom?

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by cpd
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12366

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

I think King Charles (the III) comported himself well in his speech to his kingdom... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drpuhrTPbYA I like how he did include both his sons and his wife. and I believe he has, for his whole life, been preparing for this and been taught by his Queen mother to bring hono...

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by cpd
Fri Sep 09, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12366

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

I'd give King Charles III some time and see how he goes. We might be pleasantly surprised.

Let's also not forget Baroness Hussey of North Bradley - apparently she and the Queen were quite close. Thoughts with her.

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by cpd
Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12366

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Former Australian PM Paul Keating's words: In the 20th century, the self became privatised, while the public realm, the realm of the public good, was broadly neglected. Queen Elizabeth II understood this and instinctively attached herself to the public good against what she recognised as a tidal wav...

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by cpd
Fri Sep 09, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12366

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

I don't have any time for the monarchy as an institution, but Elizabeth made lots of good and often just human choices inhabiting it, and by that she has earned respect, gratitude and affection beyond her nominal realm, even from myself. In the way she actually served her people and tried to be the...

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by cpd
Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12366

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Would be kinda cool if Australia just announced to keep Elizabeth II on there perpetually, like an eternal Emperor. Look sad that she’s gone but we don’t need to crown eternal emperors, especially ones that don’t have anything to do with the nation that currency belongs to. I don't think it is some...

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