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by ChrisKen
Mon May 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 134
Views: 18430

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Lots of amusing banter here, but nobody has asked the really important question: Is it scone (as in cone) or scone (as in gone)? :spin: Scone as in gone is the correct pronunciation. Those that pronounce it scone as in cone are the same ones you'll find with delusions or pretensions to grandeur, th...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When is "Arrival"
Replies: 18
Views: 2734

Re: When is "Arrival"

It entirely depends on 'whose' arrival time you are talking about:

ATC, Touchdown
Crew/Operators, Parking Brake Set/Engine shutdown
Pax, Door open, Disemarkation begins.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3391

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

Reading through the code and ettiquite for the American flag, two things jump out at me: The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored so that it might be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way. And these two points about displaying a flag on a vehicle: The flag should not be di...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quad engines and reverse thrust use
Replies: 42
Views: 3653

Re: Quad engines and reverse thrust use

The answer is a mix of all the above: Airbus didn't want to include any during the design phase due to increased weigh and maintenance cost. The FAA objected and insisted it had a pair so Airbus obliged. The pair are on the inboard engines, as they are closer to the centre line and therefore cause l...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3508

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

Braybuddy wrote:
What is Game of Thrones?

A variation of Musical chairs held in a bathroom showroom :hyper:

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by ChrisKen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 'NEW" Newcastle brown ale (RANT)
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: The 'NEW" Newcastle brown ale (RANT)

Anyone on here a fan of Newcastle brown? I really enjoyed the original which apparently is going away fast due to slowing sales so Heineken is having Lagunitas in the US brew this new stuff. I just tried it and I hate it. Also the old Newcastle looks like it's going away and being replaced with the...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police
Replies: 67
Views: 4519

Re: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police

Nice to see, hopefully he'll be charged accordingly for absconding like the coward he is.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 139606

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Mint heavy service from NYC/BOS to LON/PAR

Can't see them getting into LHR. LGW or STN more likely.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew
Replies: 70
Views: 10784

Re: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew

maint123 wrote:

British justice. Not even charged.

Once again, both charged and cleared by jury. As stated in the link you yourself gave.
You cannot face a trial jury without being charged.

British justice is strangely based on the laws of the land rather than trial by media or gormless keyboard warriors.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew
Replies: 70
Views: 10784

Re: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew

Remember the recent case of the cricketer Ben Stokes who knocked two guys out and broke a guys eye socket after heavy drinking and got off Scott free. His partner in crime , who was caught on camera kicking people on the floor in the head, was not even charged. British justice. Both were charged an...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew
Replies: 70
Views: 10784

Re: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew

eicvd wrote:
Title is still factually wrong I see

No it's not, she's Irish. Simone O’Broin aka Simone Burns. Cited as an Irish national in court.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pushback by men, pushback manually
Replies: 30
Views: 5414

Re: Pushback by men, pushback manually

Nope, the aircraft being pushed restricts it. It takes 9 men (3 on each main gear, 2 on nose wheel, plus dispatcher/walker) to push a Sukhoi Superjet, 12 for a CRJ (6 per wing).

Anything larger, forget it. Too heavy and too few places to push safely.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Pot, kettle.....
I couldn't give a flying fox about you thinking differently, I have defended your rights to do so.

You may wish to look up the definition of ignorant, you appear to be misinformed on that one too.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

remain remains the default position. No it isn’t, no deal exit is the only option that dosnt have to be passed by parliament as it’s automatic at the end of the notification time limit, remain revoke A50 WA all need to be passed by an act of parliament Maybe read the post before quoting the reply t...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I guess we should agree to disagree, but the one verifiable fact is the UK has an uncodified UK constitution and as such UK parliamentary sovereignty has been recognised to have unlimited legislative power, although the vote at referendum was non-binding it still needed parliament approval to be ac...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2522

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

Book yourself onto a "fear of flying" course. Most major airlines run them, a lot of major airports do too. Can't speak for your part of the world but the UK's courses have extremely good success rates. Worth every penny of the £200-£300 fee to the vast majority that take the courses. The ...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

~ but what it did do was show the government the direction we want to take the country ~ because the TM WA does not respect the referendum ~ if the UK does not leave how does that equate to respecting the referendum ~ but we wont respect the outcome or respect the will of the people Once again, you...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Still can't grasp what an advisory vote is ay? So you can’t get over the fact that the government said it will honour the result of the referendum They are, I fully acknowledged they are doing a wonderful job of representing the result of the referendum, hence the steaming pile of turd that is the ...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Still can't grasp what an advisory vote is ay? I'd say Parliament is doing a rather spectacular job of representing the result of the referendum. Fortunately, they're finally showing signs of acting in the best interests of the country now, no deal is out, the only deal available is out, which leave...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Searching for aircraft: N908FX
Replies: 1
Views: 908

Re: Searching for aircraft: N908FX

The aircraft (MSN23) was de-registered in June 2018 and was scrapped shortly after that.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: checking a bag and transfer advice sfo-yyc-lhr
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: checking a bag and transfer advice sfo-yyc-lhr

If only airports gave some sort of guide for these sorts of things. https://www.yyc.com/en-us/travellerinfo/flightinformation/connectionguide.aspx Arrive, follow purple 'connection centre' signs , clear border via international connection lane, re-screen, and await flight. Assume it's all on a singl...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The trouble is these days, people read things and automatically have answers and conclusions without any facts to back it all up. Yay, your first valid statement. Something you've done with every single brexiteer 'fact' you've presented. All of which have been comprehensively debunked yet you still...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 70533

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Oh dear, more ad hominem attacks! You'd think a man of such superior intelligence would be able to distinguish the difference between statements of publicly recorded fact and the guff filled attempts to belittle others, deflect from facts, call professionals & actual experts 'idiots' and those ...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 1943

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

Yet another snorefest from the suposed top formula.
Thank feck for Formula E, next race Saturday!

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

You got that wrong. If the UK does not sign a deal and does not revoke Article 50, no deal it is. British parliament can only vote against the the no deal by voting for something else that can be agreed on by both parties. Nothing to do with the default provisions now. Parliament have committed to ...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The choices are: No deal exit - Voted down by Parliament so won't be happening, by default or otherwise. Acknowledged by all but the most stubborn/deluded as severely damaging to the nation's interests. Exit with WA in place - Won't pass through Parliament as is. The EU quite correctly won't renegot...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Onboard W&B check system
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Re: Onboard W&B check system

To the Ethiopians the concept of MAC and CG probably are concepts that escape them. Third world countries flying aircraft can be a scary proposition. What a blinkered, nonsensical and frankly disgusting point of view. All Ethiopians (3rd worlders) are retards? Grow the fark up, Eithiopian aviation ...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9365

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

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Why serve MSP when they codeshare with AA who do?

viewtopic.php?t=593883

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by ChrisKen
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 70533

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

And no, Chris Ken, I'm not a conspiracy theorist! I'm a published intelligence author, including in peer-reviewed intelligence journals, and have taught the subject at Masters level. Yes, you are. "A conspiracy theory is the fear of a nonexistent conspiracy or the unnecessary assumption of con...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: adding pictures, please help
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Re: adding pictures, please help

Trying moving the '.' to it's correct position before the jpg extension 307%20.jpg

You can display the code properly in a post using the [code] bb tag.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8615

Re: Imperial System

But still I am glad people here use that and not the much worse mm-dd-yyyy. Why is the latter much worse? Because the month and day can be easily confused by an international audience in all but the latter part of the month. day-month-year & year-month-day are easily distinguished. The month an...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8615

Re: Imperial System

Why would you rearrange the order of digits in a number? Consistency of order. If you normally read from most significant digit to least, why would you flip the order for dates? Why would you not keep it consistent across clock times? Why do you assume the year is the most significant digit? In gen...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What is with the Airliners.net Wikipedia page?!
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: What is with the Airliners.net Wikipedia page?!

Pretty easy to see who made the edits in question on wiki. Linking it to an a.net forum user account is slightly trickier from this side of the database but one very much stands out as a prime candidate within seconds of looking. It'd probably be easily confirmed by an admin/mod with access to the u...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The No.1 cargo type in the world?
Replies: 10
Views: 967

Re: The No.1 cargo type in the world?

My money is on a Cessna model being the #1 cargo carrying type.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

sabenapilot wrote:
Brexiteers are already starting to deflect the blame, it seems....

Brexiteers were back peddling the second the polls closed on EU referendum day.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Exemple of "real" Virtual Airline
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Exemple of "real" Virtual Airline

Air Canada - because every flight you try to book is Rouge(d) :(

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did you give anything up for Lent?
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Did you give anything up for Lent?

Isn't "no meat Friday" supposed to be year round ? In France it used to be that way in schools, even though most aren't Catholic schools. It is. Strangely they got around that one by declaring pretty much every day as a "feast" day, thus circumventing (their) "god's word&qu...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8615

Re: Imperial System

Celsius is based off of the freezing and boiling points for water, so to measure temperature of a substance, it makes total sense Old news I'm afraid. Since the 50's it's been based on absolute zero and the triple point of VSMOW (Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water). This made and kept it tied directl...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Aesma wrote:
Frankly that sounds like May is trying to sabotage Brexit so that remaining is the only option.

Remaining was the only viable option from day 1. Anyone with any sense knew this already.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet
Replies: 30
Views: 8743

Re: Rumour: Lufthansa interested in easyJet

EasyJet will soon not be an EU airline, at least the larger UK-based part of it. . Except that the bulk of the UK division (formerly known as EasyJet) has already been moved and re-registered on an Austrian AOC as "EasyJet Europe". 'EasyJet UK' will be left as a non-EU airline post brexit...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I am not going to quote the whole article you linked. Reading it might enlighten you and stop your from writing even more nonsense. Let me guess: You also believe 'the EU' wanted to take your 3-pin-plug away and told the poor UK the exact curvature your bananas need to have, right? Nothing will enl...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 70533

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

EA401 was a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, Chris. My mistake/typo, I was indeed supposed to type L-1011. I entirely accept that a body at neutral buoyancy might be just below the surface and difficult to spot, but if the pilot had drowned anywhere near the surface his body should have washed ashore by no...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is this photo legal?
Replies: 11
Views: 4200

Re: Is this photo legal?

If you assume that such a permit was obtained, what's the point of this thread? Obviously I started the thread to trigger you into replying... Actually, I started it because we should take this seriously. Drones near airports are becoming a major issue in the UK, given recent incidents, and it is o...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 70533

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Bodies don't normally sink unless they're weighted down, Correct, only if you make the assumption the body was dumped on the surface to begin with, and that body had positive to neutral buoyancy. Incorrect when you're aware any body will become negatively buoyant at depth of around 9 metres. The ai...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Yes I'm aware of what being tied to the EU would entail in our dealings with third countries if the status Que remains , from my understanding from the proposal the EU now wants to try and ratify a trade deal before the UK withdraws from the EU, instead of the current process of having a withdrawal...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report

https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-sp ... ibu-n264db
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Link to the actual AAIB interim report rather than the article hidden behind the Telegraph's paywall.
https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-sp ... ibu-n264db

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by ChrisKen
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

So in that sense, any referendum in the UK is technically advisory if the Scottish referendum voted leave it also should not have happened? Again, you seem to unable to grasp the nettle as to what an advisory referendum actually is. You seem completely unable to see the result for what it was in th...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of asphalt on taxi-ways and runways?
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: Use of asphalt on taxi-ways and runways?

The main reason asphalt isn't used on aprons, is until (the development of FRA), it was simply useless in the event of a fuel/oil spill and deposit build up and would degrade rapidly after being contaminated.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106314

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

You keep on using that win/lose term with regards to the advisory referendum. It wasn't a win/lose vote. #brexitfallacy1424 17.4m said leave 16.1m said remain 13.0m said "don't know" (abstained) 18.9m had no say at all. In an advisory referendum with no defined parameters. All it says is, ...

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