Why missiles? Wouldnt make it more sense to use guns? Wasn't it up at 80,000ft, or was it only 35,000ft? Can the F22 reliably get to 80,000ft (if the balloon was that high), or is it just a ballistic zoom climb then down it goes again once it gets there? I do remember the SAAB Viggen did go higher ...Jump to post
Aren't the Polish Mig-29s ex-Luftwaffe ones and therefore they would need German government approval to send them to the Ukraine. Some are, not all though. Which are ex-Soviet, so how far back along the line do you go with this government approval needed? Just deliver them if they are needed… They ...Jump to post
TheSonntag wrote:Aren't the Polish Mig-29s ex-Luftwaffe ones and therefore they would need German government approval to send them to the Ukraine.
Some are, not all though.
I would like to see more EV's as buses, small to medium commercial vehicles, especially mail, package and freight delivery, in cities and suburban areas. The limited range needed, easier supporting recharging infrastructure, overall reduction in air pollution, slow speeds, stop/go driving condition...Jump to post
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/electric-vehicles-made-up-10-of-all-new-cars-sold-last-year-11673876862?mod=dist_amp_social And this was without the sub-20k car that would be announced by Musk on Investor Day 1st March 2023. That will drive nails in many a company. Add to that Musk announcements ...Jump to post
Sick, twisted psycho, radicalized by the internet. He's sorry he didn't kill more, he "spent all of his time uncovering their corruption on the internet until they shut [him] down." Lots of lines about tyranny and he's one step away from saying "water the tree of liberty with their b...Jump to post
Still have an old iPhone. It’s enough and I’ll keep it going for as long as possible. Work phone is an iPhone 13 which is very good so far so I’d definitely look at one of those if I need to replace the old phone. Otherwise it just gets crazy (expensive) replacing phones just to stay with the latest...Jump to post
https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/krieg-in-der-ukraine-80-kampfpanzer-sollen-aus-europa-geliefert-werden-a-512428ea-fbf2-44a9-8cee-e8598f821bfa Some more background information: Der Spiegel reports Europe will send up to 80 tanks. One Batallion will consist of German, Dutch and Spanish Leo...Jump to post
Because of this you end up navigating to the wrong place endlessly on mobile browsers. Just then - instead of going to forum index, I end up on login to view a user profile I have no interest in. Waste of time and bandwidth of mobile. Site owners don’t even care. They were told the fix (and what fil...Jump to post
Unless it really wants to add a flight in what is the curfew period at SYD, I am not sure I see the need for them to fly into SWZ. SYD will still have capacity during the operating hours and will likely have more availability when SWZ opens. As for next steps, the only market I see them potentially...Jump to post
Three waters has been a mess but that's hardly a damming indictment. She led Labor through some pretty bumpy unexpected disasters like Covid and the largest mass murder in NZ history. Overall the economy is solid with problems that are endemic in the OECD and not NZ specific. She has put up not jus...Jump to post
Good! She's NZ's version of "Wonderboy" Justin Trudeau. Their style of woke politics are hurting New Zealand and my own (Canada). Proof for that assertion if NZ is not your country? Unless you are living there? What exactly has she done to you? By the way, this woke nonsense term has to d...Jump to post
Title says it all. PM Jacinda Arden will not seek re-election and will leave office next month. She says she is exhausted. Didn’t see that one coming. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/jacinda-ardern-quits-as-prime-minister-labour-must-decide-on-new-leader/N64AC3RI65DNDAOG55Z6GHGU4Y/ Prominent...Jump to post
I think part of the German reluctance to send their own tanks is that they now realize that they've let things get so bad that they won't have enough if they need them. What possible use does German have, or might have in the mid- to near future, for tanks. Short of a Klingon invasion, their only p...Jump to post
I don't know what the latest ones are like, but my ceramic induction cooktop (5 hobs) from around 2016 I think it was is still excellent. It wasn't that expensive to be honest. It doesn't generate as much heat in the kitchen as the old electric stove did and the elements don't get red hot so it's m...Jump to post
I've heard the professional induction units are significantly faster and cheaper to run than gas. Unfortunately, most people are used to old induction cook tops, coil burners in apartments, etc., so don't put much stake in the technology. If you use a 3-4 year old, entry-market induction top, you p...Jump to post
Is switching over Win 10.Win11 as seamless/bug free as is claimed? I also pay for 365 which includes the whole package of common programs, plus I think a little more security. The later is about a hundred a year. I did the upgrade on my Mac Pro tower from windows 10 workstation version to 11 workst...Jump to post
The post above questions the validity of the AUKUS alliance. Especially if it's just to dump old submarines onto someone else. That someone else probably doesn't want them either because they are old. Australia should have got its own nuclear capability a long time ago back when everyone else was r...Jump to post
I wish that NYPost site wouldn’t hijack my back button. I don’t care about the spammy adverts it has.
I don’t have a gas stove and it causes no dramas. I love the electric ceramic induction cooktop I have. Very fast and simple.
You can boil a big pot of water with it so fast.
Your link doesn’t say anything about his death. The link was in reference to a Royal Commission (a years long official inquiry) into Child Sexual Abuse in Australian Institution, primarily the Catholic Church. It was not a criminal trial but overseen by types like lawyers and judges. It found the r...Jump to post
Hot off the heels of Ratzinger’s passing is the news another prominent Catholic leader George Pell, up to his neck in the child sexual abuse scandals, has just passed away. In Australia there’s not too much sadness at his passing…… https://amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/07/george-pell-...Jump to post
The post above questions the validity of the AUKUS alliance. Especially if it's just to dump old submarines onto someone else. That someone else probably doesn't want them either because they are old. Australia should have got its own nuclear capability a long time ago back when everyone else was ru...Jump to post
More American support for the submarines: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/aukus-can-lift-all-boats-us-politicians-rally-behind-pact-in-letter-to-biden-20230111-p5cbqb.html (open in private window) https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/hub/media/tearout-excerpt/13075/AUKUS-letter.pdf 9 members o...Jump to post
My country is in the same predicament- too much development is car dependent and with so many cars on the road the traffic is horrendous and so people spend sometimes 3 hours per day in traffic commuting to and from work. It’s not sustainable, but public transport (especially trains) is evil sociali...Jump to post
GDB wrote:Just put up by this excellent channel, a good primer on this fascinating aircraft;
From what I understand he was extremely smart with the theory and also understanding of languages.
But yes, I far prefer Pope Francis and his seemingly uncomplicated and down to earth ways of dealing with people. He just seems more in touch with ordinary people.
Yes, other news outlets reporting it too.
But let's just remember that this isn't a storming, it's just a peaceful protest... yeah right.
As this thread has moved away from aviation related topics it has been moved into Non-Aviation. Good move, submarines only ever had limited flying ability and were never capable of space flight. ;) maybe that’s what is needed - a submarine that can also fly and go into space! ;) I remember making t...Jump to post
Is this submarine plan looking shaky now?
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 5cary.html
Senators don't like the idea. Can the US administration be trusted here?
That would be the thing, try to get back to normal life.
It seems he is starting to improve. With his knowledge he could go into coaching or many things like that.
I don’t follow football at all but I’m hoping and fingers crossed for his recovery.
Here’s a trick that works on FS9, especially for longer flights. In cruise, or when you’ve received clearance for your files cruising altitude, ONCE ATC advises you to contact the next controller, reply, BUT, do NOT actually contact the next controller. This also works is FS2020, except they dont b...Jump to post
NIKV69 wrote:Someone better do something this is going off the rails.
Re 2023... My predictions: * Qantas to have some Indigenous imagery 'makeovers' (starting inside the cabin) designed by a prominent Indigenous artist ... Yawn, just jumping on the "woke" bandwagon Hmm, let's see: VH-EBU - 14/11/1995 - Nalanji Dreaming VH-OJB - 04/09/1994 - Wunala Dreaming...Jump to post
Influencers do make a living. But to get it is just nonsense. Sell everything you believe in to whatever company or brand needs your influence. No thanks. I don’t like social media at all (even though I know it from my job). But some of them do make a very good living and have heaps of money which ...Jump to post
It's sad. One of very few examples of humans who'd lived their lives to the fullest. But like the saying about old and bold pilots, these type of people rarely make old age. You can go through life doing everything safely and carefully and fate can still get you, like it did with Mr last year. I’m ...Jump to post
I’ve only ever done these once or twice, a very long time ago. Now it is done by more modern methods.Jump to post
It’s a shock.
I never followed his videos, found them all boring.
44% is still some way from half of Brits and who knows how other people not in the poll might respond.
So what’s the point apart from generating a news story?
af773atmsp wrote:World leaders realizing we're all on this planet together, so might as well try to get along.
I was hoping the pandemic would be that wake up call, but nope, they're still on the same old BS.
[twoid][/twoid] Entitled? To what? I have worked for everything I have. The entitled are the Millennials who feel they don't have to get a regular job and think tik tok will get them a steady salary for posting videos of the most inane things. I mean at least have some content that is useful. Millen...Jump to post
What about a generic North American aviation mega-topic? Lots of specific topics: The Rest of Michigan Aviation - 2023 - Posted by hOMSaR, 9 hours ago Orlando Aviation - 2023 Posted by hOMSaR, 10 hours ago Oregon Aviation - 2023 - Posted by hOMSaR, 10 hours ago New Orleans Aviation - 2023 - Posted b...Jump to post
There are more things to care about than this proverbial storm in a tea-cup.
But it won't stop the usual tabloid shock-jocks hyperventilating over it, they have to find something to rage about or their business prospects are worse.
Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI has passed away aged 95.
RIP. He was very frail recently.
TUGMASTER wrote:Last time I was on a IR 74L, THR-LHR, there was a Sony flatscreen in use. And that was 13-14 years ago.!!!!
He is part of the 2022 election, but, yes, this whole thing is so crazy. I was wrong: he has not stayed silent. In fact, he has said it is "liberal media's" fault he lied and "so what" and "it was resume embellishment, not lying" and every excuse but taking personal re...Jump to post
Mod says no. That’s why.Jump to post
The Mini is coming back but the PM will be riding in German made Audis : https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/brexit-causes-government-ditch-jaguar-25831678 No British manufacturer can make armored limousines. Now I will correct that headline, since the only possible contender (and c...Jump to post