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by bennett123
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 26
Views: 1082

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/politics/louie-gohmert-climate-change-fact-check/index.html What got me is him asking if we could change the orbit of the Earth or ...

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by bennett123
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 67
Views: 14576

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

What condition was it in?.

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by bennett123
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Status of RR-equipped 767s
Replies: 10
Views: 1749

Re: Status of RR-equipped 767s

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/boeing-767-300-g-bnwd-british-airways/elqyn3 Apparently G-BNWD is still at VCV. The record for G-BNWH also said partly scrapped. Not sure what precisely that means. Could be no engines, could mean fuselage sectioned. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/boein...

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by bennett123
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20553

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Airfleets shows an average age of 23.3 year, with 12 out of 127 30 years+. I know that is only a limited guide, but some of these are likely to have a lot of hours/cycles. Roughly how many cycles a year would they be using up. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/11/15/2010-28363/aging-air...

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by bennett123
Mon May 31, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15487

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

I think that it is safe to say that pulling your dick out in the office and then sitting watching porn on your laptop would mean instant termination.

Not sure about US law, but Indecent Exposure charges would also follow.

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by bennett123
Mon May 31, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4441

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

Not clear what she means about 'subjecting myself to people that doubt me'.

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by bennett123
Sun May 30, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 33638

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Great post by Dublin Airport tonight says it all ! https://i.ibb.co/J5Znwvg/2-CD9-BBAA-93-AE-4496-923-A-9-A3-B7-A6-C85-B8.jpg a photo http://www.twitter.com/dublinairport Is Dublin Airport going to police this to ensure that all passengers are VFR. If not, then this is just another way to protect t...

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by bennett123
Sun May 30, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 28448

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

I went to Kemble today.

BA B747 G-BYGE and G-CIVO gone.

Also Corsair B747 F-HSEA gone.

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by bennett123
Sat May 29, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36159

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

First rule of business.

If you sell something, and it fails to meet the spec, then the customer will complain.

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by bennett123
Mon May 24, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 13929

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2021

Based on the UK gradings, FRA is Amber and IST is red.

June 9 is two weeks away, IMO that is the issue not the airline.

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by bennett123
Sun May 23, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 886
Views: 140402

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

I was down at Exeter yesterday and saw G-CLXC, which got me thinking. 1. Has there been any information about Flybe mk 2 acquiring any more aircraft. 2. So far, the only differences externally from when it was OE-LGA is that the word 'Austrian' has been painted out and the new registration painted o...

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by bennett123
Tue May 18, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH EWR to MLA Nonstop - A350
Replies: 30
Views: 8147

Re: LH EWR to MLA Nonstop - A350

Link to Source: https://onemileatatime.com/lufthansa-newark-malta-route/ Lufthansa has a dedicated cargo fleet of their own, so I would think that they'd use one of those aircraft if this route was to be solely used for cargo. Purely speculating here, but their dedicated cargo fleet is most likely ...

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by bennett123
Mon May 17, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20364

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

I never did work out what benefits the Abraham Accords gave the Palestinians in many key areas; 1. The right of return of Palestinians who left or were forced out of the territory now covered by Israel since 1948. 2. The status of the Settlers in the West Bank. 3. The status of Jerusalem. 4. The sco...

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by bennett123
Mon May 17, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20364

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Let’s get it down to a few facts 1- the world is divided into two groups. Those who rabidly hate Jews and those who hate Jews but tolerate them until the first opportunity to join the first group. 2- for the vast majority of the world for them to like a Jew ha has to be dead or on his way to the ov...

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by bennett123
Sat May 15, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 54
Views: 4089

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Will another audit actually convince anyone?.

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by bennett123
Sat May 15, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20364

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Not defending Hamas, but what other options do Palestinians have?.

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by bennett123
Sat May 15, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8365

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Why did these people show up at a birthday party unarmed? It makes no sense. I was at a birthday party for one of my son's 3rd Grade friends on Saturday and the parents were locked and loaded. One of the presents was a replica AR15 with soft rubber bullets. The kids took turns mock executing each o...

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by bennett123
Fri May 14, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20364

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

What legitimate options do the Palestinians have?.

Can they rely on the Israeli courts?.

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by bennett123
Fri May 14, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 33638

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2021/0514/1221515-ryanair-travel-restrictions/ Ryanair wants EU and UK travel restrictions lifted by end of May [I]"Ryanair has called for the removal of all travel restrictions from the end of May for air travel between Ireland and both the UK and EU. The airl...

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by bennett123
Thu May 13, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20364

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Would a Security Council resolution be needed to send in peacekeepers.

What if Israel says 'no'

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by bennett123
Thu May 13, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20364

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_Return

If non Israeli Jews continue to return, Israel will need to build new settlements.
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IMO, a big part of the problem is Law of Return;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_Return

If non Israeli Jews continue to return, Israel will need to build new settlements.

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by bennett123
Wed May 12, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 4115

Re: The GOP has owned the Lie and ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

Transcript of her speech from the Boston Globe 'Cheney addressed her GOP colleagues before the quick voice vote that removed her. "If you want leaders who will enable and spread [Trump's] destructive lies, I'm not your person. You have plenty of others to choose from," she said. "That...

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by bennett123
Sat May 08, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 67
Views: 14576

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

https://www.facebook.com/charliehotelaviation

Apparently, the one at Tegel is being broken and the one at Hamburg is expected to follow.
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https://www.facebook.com/charliehotelaviation

Apparently, the one at Tegel is being broken and the one at Hamburg is expected to follow.

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by bennett123
Sat May 08, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 13929

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2021

I wonder if you could do the same thing others suggested here. Instead of flying from Turkey to UK, you can go for a 10-14 day vacation in Portugal, then fly to the UK? -No need to quarantine then, right? I mean for UK citizens. I guess this might be possible but why the hassle?? I get it that peop...

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by bennett123
Fri May 07, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 13929

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2021

Why now? Almost a month ago, positivity rate in Turkey was 19.3%, today it is 8%. AFAIK, UK citizens are not permitted to travel abroad and Turkey is in a lockdown. I think its because the tourist season is starting and they dont want to see more variants and cases coming into the UK via Turkey. Al...

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by bennett123
Fri May 07, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA short haul widebody use after May 17th
Replies: 21
Views: 6226

Re: BA short haul widebody use after May 17th

The main issue for BA here is the cabin configurations on their wide bodies are pretty premium heavy, which means that they really don’t have huge capacities. People going for Palma aren’t going to pay a huge premium for a flat bed, as they may do for a 12 hour flight to Singapore. Even TUI normall...

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by bennett123
Thu May 06, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 3212

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

johns624 wrote:
Once a pedophile, always a pedophile. I'm sure God will forgive him, though. After all, he is a good christian. His parents and siblings statements of "support" have been very lukewarm.


I would say he was a a very bad Christian.

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by bennett123
Tue May 04, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1381

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

Our Junior School used corporal punishment.

I am perfectly prepared to stand up for myself, but have not killed anyone yet.

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by bennett123
Sat May 01, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 28448

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

http://newquaymovements.blogspot.com/p/ ... ation.html

Both of the BA B747 sent to NQY G-CIVF and G-CIVZ now confirmed scrapped.
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http://newquaymovements.blogspot.com/p/ ... ation.html

Both of the BA B747 sent to NQY G-CIVF and G-CIVZ now confirmed scrapped.

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by bennett123
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 3399

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Free economy travel to the US and West Indies?.

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by bennett123
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4295

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

If everyone is buying cheap and selling dear this would only worth if the price keeps going up.

If you believe the hype, at some point the entire world population will be millionaires.

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by bennett123
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 17698

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

Getting people to fly to Hargeisa may be more the problem.

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by bennett123
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M ZM406
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: A400M ZM406

The first contact was near Corsica/Sardinia, so Mali seems more likely than Malta.

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by bennett123
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M ZM406
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

A400M ZM406

[url][/url]https://www.flightradar24.com/RRR4009/2781d9df

For some reason, it looks as if he took off from the middle of the Med.

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by bennett123
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 17698

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

Sorry, I assumed you were Turkey based.

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by bennett123
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 17698

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

TK787

How can you go to the corner shop if there is a curfew

Any news about how long the weekend curfew will last. I assume it will continue to be from Thursday evening to Monday morning.

Also what is the situation on the remaining days?..

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by bennett123
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5219

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

According to her mother, she was 'a loving, peaceful girl'

Could have fooled me.

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by bennett123
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5219

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

Frankly, having the bodycam it is hard to fault the officer.

He/she had excellent reactions and was a damned good shot.

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by bennett123
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 17698

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

Thanks, as always, for a very interesting thread and lots of interesting and informed news. Anyway, as a few of you might remember, I need to go (from Sweden) to the US in June for a personal matter and - if I understand everything correctly - one way to get around the current US travel ban from EU...

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by bennett123
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help

I doubt this will go anywhere.

Just think of the implications.

Also if this is released, what is Biden going to do as a consequence. Declare war on the Saudis

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by bennett123
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54701

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I wonder what his co operation entails.

This could lead right to the top.

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by bennett123
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19547

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Defense set to take turn in ex-cop’s trial in Floyd death https://apnews.com/article/police-trials-minneapolis-racial-injustice-death-of-george-floyd-14901d347ed2a6353e2c1db7bec1f9d8 The jury must decide which "expert" testimony to give more weight to. One of the defence's "experts&q...

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by bennett123
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 17698

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

https://aviation.direct/istanbul-atatue ... -flugzeuge

Does anyone know the outcome of that?.
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In January, there was a report of a group of derelict aircraft being auctioned off at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

https://aviation.direct/istanbul-atatue ... -flugzeuge

Does anyone know the outcome of that?.

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by bennett123
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 34173

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

'She said she had taken a picture on her phone of a random trolley when she returned to Dublin from San Francisco and a forensic engineer had examined a trolley on her behalf as he was passing through Dublin Airport on his holidays. Mr English said the technical examination on a randomly selected tr...

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by bennett123
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8365

Re: School Shooting in Knoxville, Tennessee

Taken from the OP;

'In an update announced by TBI on Wednesday, investigators revealed the bullet that struck the officer was not fired from the student's handgun'.

In which case which gun DID it come from?.

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by bennett123
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 6603

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56747158
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Perhaps a more surgical approach would have been better.

It is not impossible that the Taliban will be back this year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56747158

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by bennett123
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12197

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

The Kiwis and Aussies don't have to contend with the same elements that US cops face. This talking point is beyond tired. It's just fake. There are gang and drug elements in all English-speaking countries, with illicit access to weapons through the usual trafficking networks. https://www.youtube.co...

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