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by johns624
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight
Replies: 29
Views: 5587

Re: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight

I have reached the point that if I see anyone making any kind of an aggressive move toward a flight attendant, the cockpit door or an entry/emergency exit....I WILL stop them with all the force I can muster whether it be objects, belts or my bare hands. Mentally ill or not, I will not sit by and wa...

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by johns624
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2644

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

I think the OP should read up on the historical significance of the Gateway Arch. It isn't just an observation deck.

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by johns624
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2644

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

I've missed these threads of fantasy, it's been a while. Without looking it up (I can't be bothered right now), is the London Eye really the most visited attraction/landmark in Britain? I mean, we have so many better things to go look at and experience just in London alone before you start looking ...

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by johns624
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 95
Views: 5604

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

After the U.S. and Australia angered the French because of the AUKUS alliance and submarine contract I’m very curious if France will end up pressing on with these planes since the submarines got cancelled and if the U.S. would agree to ease the tension by buyin the LMXT tankers? Once again, the UK ...

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by johns624
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2644

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Observation towers do well when there’s interesting things to see out the window. This is Ft. Worth...come on now :lol: I actually have a good idea as a lot of people thought the London Eye would not work for London, but had become the most visited paid tourist attraction in Britain. London has the...

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by johns624
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5004

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Still Can't find this guy. He is either in the digestive track of an Alligator or long gone. Wow. Tract* ;) I can only imagine how pissed off Gabby's parents/step-parents are. A week after their impassioned pleas for information via media, and Brian and his family still totally silent and unrespons...

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by johns624
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

Not if the French have any say in it! :D
PS--Stay off of boats until after the election...

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by johns624
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Maybe because with the two new CVAs, the UK is planning on being more involved in the region. They have a basing agreement with Singapore and I'm sure the Aussies would also allow them space. They are also reshaping the RM to more closely model the new look of the USMC. The fast, small forces are ta...

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by johns624
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Shock horror I actually agree with you. Some of them like the Dutch were utterly useless and allowed a massacre to take place on their watch, if those men hadn't been the cowards they were they should have fought to the last man to protect those civilians. .... 370 well trained members of the Nethe...

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by johns624
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

It's still larger than the British forces in the region, which amount to 0. They're not there out of the goodness of their hearts. There are French colonies there. Yeah, I know they aren't called colonies, but they are. Ever hear of New Caledonia and French Polynesia. If they didn't have a presence...

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by johns624
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Mother France might be far away, but they have a large and constant navy presence in the Indo Pacific and has had so for many decades. As mentioned before, it would be unwise not to have a good relation to France. While they have a constant presence, I wouldn't classify it as "large". It'...

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by johns624
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5004

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Maybe the 911 operator didn't report all the details. I guess that must be the case - they might have only indicated ‘some kinda domestic dispute’. Can’t imagine they get much more than motorists out of gas and lost hikers in Moab. After reading the news accounts again, I'm even more confused. It s...

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by johns624
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 95
Views: 5604

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

After the U.S. and Australia angered the French because of the AUKUS alliance and submarine contract I’m very curious if France will end up pressing on with these planes since the submarines got cancelled and if the U.S. would agree to ease the tension by buyin the LMXT tankers? Once again, the UK ...

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by johns624
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5004

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Maybe the 911 operator didn't report all the details.

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by johns624
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5004

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Am I the only one finding it strange that the police had put the guy in a hotel and left the girl sleeping alone in the van ? Well it was her van for one. And it was a camper van at that. So why not? Camping is pretty safe (normally). Tugg With him in a motel, that was probably the safest that she ...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Every country does what's in their best interests. What's the old saying? There are no friends, just shared interests. Sorta like when France was going to sell amphibious assault ships to Russia. So you're saying France should look after the US's interest, for what in return, an occasional trade wa...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Tugger wrote:
And it should be noted that both ships were then later sold to Egypt, so the French did recoup their costs with them.

Tugg
I've never been able to figure out what Egypt wanted them for.

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by johns624
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Every country does what's in their best interests. What's the old saying? There are no friends, just shared interests. Sorta like when France was going to sell amphibious assault ships to Russia.

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by johns624
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to operate its second longest non stop flight with a 787-9
Replies: 23
Views: 7137

Re: QANTAS to operate its longest non stop flight with a 787-9

And not everyone, in fact very few [location wise] use statute miles. I agree with Zeke & using nm just makes comparisons easier. Gemuser NM or KM make sense. Miles really only means anything to those in USA and Liberia these days. The sound of millions of Brits choking on their tea! :spit: I w...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

Re: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?

Having a "passion for the aviation industry" is one thing but working hard and continuously lifting heavy objects while working in all weather is quite another.

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by johns624
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2015

Re: Best multi-national program

People keep saying that the EU is "better" at multinational projects, but they don't say why. It's because a country has to be huge to have all the "pieces of the puzzle". Whether it's money, technical knowledge, manufacturing, etc. The US, China and Russia, for the most part, ca...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

You know this kind of complex contracts will come with issues sooner or later. IMHO the Australians were using these issues to dump the contract, rather than solve it. It’s clear why they did it, because they were already teaming up with the US/UK. Maybe they considered the problems too hard to sol...

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by johns624
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

China will win without a single (conventional weapon) shot fired. This. Asian cultures are very, very good at playing the long game, and the Chinese are amongst the best at it. Yeah, I've been hearing that for years. Then China went and got impatient with getting Hong Kong completely back in the fo...

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by johns624
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

I know little about the AUS PM, what I know isn't too good. However at least he has the excuse that France is far away and not an everyday concern for Australia. BoJo however had to have known this would be messy and did it that way to score internal political points. Meanwhile there are empty shel...

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by johns624
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are there any airliners that descend from cruising altitude in a flat or slightly nose up pitch?
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Are there any airliners that descend from cruising altitude in a flat or slightly nose up pitch?

convair880mfan wrote:
Watching airliners come in for landings, I notice that many have a nose high attitude during the final approach. What about during the initial descent?
In one of your other posts, you listed all the planes that you have been in. Have you ever noticed a nose high descent?

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by johns624
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2015

Re: Best multi-national program

Depends what the definition of "successful" is. Is it on budget? Is it number produced? Is it number of countries involved? Knowing the OP's history, I kind of agree with FGITD. As far as Airbus, isn't this in the military forum?

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by johns624
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Mortyman wrote:
Mother France might be far away, but they have a large and constant navy presence in the Indo Pacific and has had so for many decades. As mentioned before, it would be unwise not to have a good relation to France.
While they have a constant presence, I wouldn't classify it as "large".

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by johns624
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Just a note: Aerial fights are conducted by long range missiles, no dog fights.
Not really. There's a reason that fighters still have cannon. Sometimes, things get close and messy. Also, the short range Sidewinder is the most effective missile. Sometimes ROE require visual identification. also.

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by johns624
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5004

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

It sounds like the body may have decomposed enough that any signs of strangulation or similar may be gone. The best outcome is if he kills himself.

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by johns624
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 214
Views: 9968

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

(**) don't be fooled by apparent "amity" between Russia & China. cheers Exactly. Russia is just as concerned about Chinese power as anyone. Russia isn't the old USSR in terms of power; not even close. They're afraid that one day China will look north and see all those natural resource...

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by johns624
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5004

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

FBI is executing a search warrant at the Laundrie house and local cops are apparently not searching a nearby reserve anymore https://twitter.com/brianentin/status/1439990513806024704?s=21 The car at the nature preserve seems like a decoy to me. That’s a good bet - weren’t the parents shuttling it b...

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by johns624
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 214
Views: 9968

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

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Now North Korea is getting involved. This is getting better all the time.
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by johns624
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Just to be clear, it was Gen Jackson who complained about token deployments not being useful.

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by johns624
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5004

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

It wasn't a rented vehicle; she owned it. Which makes it even more suspicious.

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by johns624
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

The pretense is long gone. Is it? I read on some forums where some western people are more than happy to defend the Putin regime as legitimate and point to the elections, quite naively of course. But there you go, fake elections work with some. Certain right wing figures here in the US praise him o...

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by johns624
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 214
Views: 9968

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Both countries have significantly downsized there militaries in the past 2 decades. Ireland is another example. The Swiss are getting F-35s, and the Swedes have aggressively ramped up from two decades of mis-investment in counter-terrorism/peacekeeping to basically Cold War style Territorial Defens...

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by johns624
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5004

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

What I find somewhat damning is that he took her car and drove 2000+ miles.
I also don't understand (not just in this case) how someone could get so enraged at someone that they supposedly love, that they kill them. It's so much easier to turn around and say "See ya!".

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by johns624
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5004

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

There are also many white women who are reported missing who never make the news, either. That article also doesn't differentiate between missing because they ran away,etc., and missing and presumed murdered, like this case.

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by johns624
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

My post got deleted so it doesn't make any difference, but I found the British general who alluded to token deployments--General Sir Mike Jackson.

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by johns624
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 214
Views: 9968

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Kiwirob wrote:
I'd be happier if NZ was non aligned similar to Switzerland or Sweden.
Both of them practice armed neutrality. I'm not sure that NZ could afford that.

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by johns624
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Also the UK has no presence in the Pacific (except Pitcairn, 47 inhabitants...). Too many Europeans just worry about what's happening next door. The growth of China should concern everyone, as it affects everyone. The UK doesn't have any colonies like France does, but they understand the geopolitic...

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by johns624
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

How many were "token" deployments? And my point about the sneering proved. The European NATO personnel who were killed and injured in the deployments mentioned deserve the same respect as the US ones, not that we are unfamiliar with this attitude. Not "sneering" at all. In fact,...

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by johns624
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

2. Yes, Europe should provide for their own defense. That's what we've been saying for years. Yet, they keep acting like the 2% level is the goal (several years away), when it's really the minimum. But the US has done everything it could to prevent this from happening. If we are going to spend more...

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by johns624
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Too many Europeans just worry about what's happening next door. You know this how ? I don't think anyone in Europe is questioning the concerns that Australia, New Zealand and various Asian countries has in the Asia Pacific region. I would say that Europeans have a far better knowledge of the world ...

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by johns624
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 170
Views: 8638

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Also the UK has no presence in the Pacific (except Pitcairn, 47 inhabitants...). Too many Europeans just worry about what's happening next door. The growth of China should concern everyone, as it affects everyone. The UK doesn't have any colonies like France does, but they understand the geopolitic...

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