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by johns624
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House

I was surprised when I first saw it in person that it was a very light tan color. I had always thought that it was white. It looked like it in pictures.

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by johns624
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Boof02671 wrote:
Envoy is not a mainline Flight Attendant
Who cares if it's mainline? That doesn't make the bite hurt less or result in less stitches. What was painted in big letters on the side of the plane?

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by johns624
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The growing problem of overtourism
Replies: 43
Views: 3473

Re: The growing problem of overtourism

I was in France for a day last month--my choices were either Paris or Omaha Beach. I went to Normandy.

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by johns624
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The growing problem of overtourism
Replies: 43
Views: 3473

Re: The growing problem of overtourism

Perhaps many of them go because their fathers or grandfathers were sent there while serving in the uniforms of the US military. There are some still living who had actuarially been given an all expense paid trip, complements of Uncle Sam during the 40's and now they go there to visit their friends ...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 87
Views: 2981

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

CityRail wrote:
Perhaps when Trump is re-elected in 2020?
I wonder whether it is too late.
I also look forward for Trump to deploy nuclear weapons.

我從使用 Tapatalk 的 SM-A7050 發送
I hope you're not serious...

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by johns624
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6763

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

DocLightning wrote:

It can 1) save a diversion and 2) save a lot of bad press for the airline.
Would it really save a diversion? I'd think that they'd still want the person off the plane and under real medical care.

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by johns624
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 28
Views: 885

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to brawl -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

Title makes it sound like AT&T turned off programming because there was a fight on TV. Corporations don't have "brawls".

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by johns624
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension

Then he might have still been shot for not following orders...
I watched the video (once) and the cop was very agitated, to say the least.

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by johns624
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension

VTKillarney wrote:
As tragic as this shooting was, the officer was acquitted of all charges after a six week trial. If we are to be a nation of law, the system must accept that result.
People get fired all the time without breaking the law. They seldom get hired back so that they can collect their pension.

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by johns624
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 87
Views: 2981

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Aesma wrote:
Are admirals even likely to captain these ships anyway ?
I think that's his point. The command structure is overly top heavy.

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by johns624
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 87
Views: 2981

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Is this true? we (the British) have just 19 warships, half of which are unfit for sea or have insufficient crew, yet a staggering 34 admirals – almost two for every ship https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/iran-oil-tanker-tensions-uk-jeremy-hunt-boris-johnson-diplomacy-a9013536.html Edit: ...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 87
Views: 2981

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Spar wrote:
You think an invasion of Iran would be just like the invasion of Panama?

Really?

The invasion of Panama was not actually a war.

Tell that to the Panamanians who were invaded. Besides, you're the one that used that comparison in your OP.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 87
Views: 2981

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

So far their track record is perfect. Israel can do airstrikes but a long war will bankrupt them. They don't have the manpower and if they call up too many military reservists, their economy goes in the crapper. Also, if they attacked Iran, the West Bank and Gaza Strip would ignite. So I say, go fo...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 87
Views: 2981

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

The Israelis have shown quite a bit of restraint. Let them go for it...I'll get the popcorn and watch... So far their track record is perfect. Israel can do airstrikes but a long war will bankrupt them. They don't have the manpower and if they call up too many military reservists, their economy goe...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 87
Views: 2981

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

VTKillarney wrote:
The Israelis have shown quite a bit of restraint.
Let them go for it...I'll get the popcorn and watch...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS

I've always been a paper map sort of person. I only use GPS to find specific addresses if I'm not familiar with the area. GPS just shows how to get from A to B. Paper maps show interesting places 10 miles off the highway that you might want to visit.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS

What difference does the model of the vehicle matter?

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by johns624
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 24329

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

That's just what we all needed, that draft dodging (aren't most of the more bellicose US politicians of that generation), buffoon Bolton. With his systematic campaign of ramping up tensions, for his long cherished, last chance of a hard-on, that attacking Iran would bring. And screw the consequence...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6763

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

gatibosgru wrote:
Some doctors also over prescribe high dosages, with the encouragement of pharmaceutical companies.
Maybe years ago, but you obviously don't know how closely opiates are tracked nowadays. I've had two surgeries in the past 18 months and know how little they prescribe and the controls in place.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6763

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

The worst fake argument is "If it would save just one life". Sorry, but in the scheme of things, one life isn't really worth much. Sorry that I have to be the one to say the unvarnished truth, but there it is. That's why hospitals have triage for major events. You can't save everyone. In a...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 24329

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

It's surprising that with all the western navy ships in the area that a quick SOS didn't bring some navy ship running.

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by johns624
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6763

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Oh boy. My brother has chronic kidney stones, something that will never go away. I'm happy your wisdom teeth pain went away and you didn't get hooked, but for people dealing with pain management for their whole lives it isn't that simple. Not removing the blame from the addict, but just pointing ou...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6763

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Since it seems that the epicenter of the "opioid epidemic" I in the southern Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia area, does that mean that people in that area have a higher-than-average level of addictive personalities? If so, wouldn't that take it out of physiology and put it into "lear...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6763

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

RobertS975 wrote:
Second, if one emergency diversion a year is avoided by having naloxone on board, the costs were be offset considerably. And then there is the argument that it is simply the right thing to do.
I'm sure that they would still need the diversion. The person would still need trained medical care.

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by johns624
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6763

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

but your attitude is a major part of the problem and not the solution. Asking people to "buck up" and stop choosing addiction is not a useful or scientifically substantiated position. Wrong. I know cops who have revived the same person more than once. If a near-death experience doesn't wa...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6763

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Sued over something the person did to themselves? Something known to be very dangerous and illegal at that. What jury in their right mind would award any damages? The airline is not responsible for saving you from your own destruction. And the flight attendants shouldn't have to put themselves at r...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydrogen Power
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: Hydrogen Power

It was tried before...ever heard of the Hindenburg?

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by johns624
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 149
Views: 5173

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Wow. You have labeled this guy a sexual predator with zero evidence. That's disgusting. No, I didn't. If you didn't mean me, you should learn how to selectively quote. It's really easy, just highlight and delete what you don't want in your reply. See, I just did it. If you did mean me, your reading...

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by johns624
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5422

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Short version--you don't develop a new aircraft for one airline.

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by johns624
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 747 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2449

Re: Delta 747 Question

Sure it doesn't have to do with the chemtrail nozzles???

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by johns624
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7562

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

SuseJ772 wrote:

The one that also gets me is SFO is closer to HNL than LAX. I will never understand that one.
Easy, if you look at a map. The California coast angles eastward quite a bit once you get south of San Francisco. Therefore, SFO is quite a distance west of LAX.

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by johns624
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24458

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Flying is a great job but a lousy career.

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by johns624
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 2470

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

KentB27 wrote:
DeltaWings wrote:
That's weird, why doesn't a private detective come to the same conclusion? :?


Maybe they suck at their job?
...or they want to drum up business...

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by johns624
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11955

Re: Delta at LHR

My recent observation on BA's SFO-LHR flight, more than 80% of passengers got off at LHR. I think even LHR is a OW hub, BA/AA don't rely on connecting, the majority traffic is between UK and USA. Then you would be wrong. Where else would OW members connect onward into Europe. Maybe because you were...

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by johns624
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?

Kiwirob wrote:
You can buy Ruger 10/22 semi auto in Norway, maybe because it’s a 22??? All autos will be banned from 2022.

10/22's are fun little plinking guns but nowhere near as accurate as a Sako. I've had one and enjoyed it but didn't have a purpose for it once I bought the CZ.

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by johns624
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1456

Re: NYC Power Outage

That's some serious contempt you have against New Yorkers..... Nothing compared to the serious contempt against non-New Yorkers on clear display in this thread. Not surprising at all, considering how, in my extensive experience, New Yorkers are the most bigoted people in the entire U.S. I don't thi...

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by johns624
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 2470

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

I assume you read a little further and found that 703,316 of those 719,558 missing persons reports were cleared or canceled. That leaves 16,242 missing person. That would be .005% (if my math is right) of the US population in 2010 There you go, using facts to deflate the paranoid conspiracy theoris...

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by johns624
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11955

Re: Delta at LHR

chunhimlai wrote:
Should DL restart inter-europe service in LHR after Brexit?
No, they are waiting until the new 6 runway airport at Exeter is open and then they are going to make that their European hub and dehub AMS and CDG. Ed Bastien told me that just the other day.

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by johns624
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 82
Views: 5352

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

That'll be one huge parking lot...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?

The 455 is a fine rifle. The differences are minor and not important to a first time buyer. Yeah, forget the Marlin. The main two differences are the safeties operate in the opposite direction and the bolt lift was changed to offer a little more room for the eyepiece of the scope. The Sako is more o...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 149
Views: 5173

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

The whole conceit of those religious books and this yahoo specifically is that women can't be trusted, and certainly can never be trusted as much as men, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. I think that you're looking at it backwards. I don't think this idiot trusts himself to be alone wi...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 2470

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

I have the stats for 2009 (and 2010), where about 720'000 went missing. But it will be in that range for 2018. https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/about-us/cjis/ncic/ncic-missing-person-and-unidentified-person-statistics-for-2010 I assume you read a little further and found that 703,316 of those 719,...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?

Sakos are very high quality. Unless you are a small game hunter, the 22WMR, 17HMR and 17HM2 cartridges aren't needed. The ammo is more expensive than 22LR and not as accurate. Another gun in the same league but cheaper (yet high quality) is the CZ 457. Don't forget to put quality optics on it. A goo...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 123
Views: 4400

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

The reason i mentioned a modest expansion of manpower, it would be do-able, since there are plenty of Irishman serving in the UK armed forces. In fact, the proportion of Irish ctizens in the British Army in the highest since WW2. Irish citizens can join the UK armed forces. Maybe the problem is tha...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 123
Views: 4400

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

The reason i mentioned a modest expansion of manpower, it would be do-able, since there are plenty of Irishman serving in the UK armed forces. In fact, the proportion of Irish ctizens in the British Army in the highest since WW2. Irish citizens can join the UK armed forces. Maybe the problem is tha...

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by johns624
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5754

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Air New Zealand should acquire the A350-900 ULR with a few in their fleets so they can launch flights from Auckland to Newark.
Why, when they're committed to the 787?

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by johns624
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5754

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

OMAAbound wrote:
They don’t need too!

They have one stop connections via ISH & ORD with United.

OMAA
ISH?

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by johns624
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 123
Views: 4400

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

The reason that countries like Ireland and New Zealand don't "need" decent armed forces is because the policemen of the world step up and keep the peace. They realize that a country's security doesn't stop at its borders. I'm sure Ireland gets their oil because several other countries are ...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured
Replies: 16
Views: 4593

Re: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured

Do I really need to wear my seat belt when the sign isn't on? I always left my seat belt on, but very loosely fastened during mid flight. But I cinched up the belt for takeoff and landings. Solution... helmets for all ! I was being sarcastic. I always keep mine on when I'm seated. I was just thinki...

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by johns624
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 123
Views: 4400

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

we do have offshore patrol vessels as well. Yeah, a whole two. I saw them both docked in Devonport the last time I was there. They also have several IPVs that also remain docked, because they are useless. It's a common known fact that you need at least 3 vessels to make sure that one is always read...

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