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by ChrisKen
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14387

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Ziyulu wrote:
Imagine if that "brick" was in checked bags?

Which is why they're prohibited from such luggage. Cabin only, and capacity limited.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 18
Views: 2340

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

Due to the nature of the terrain and the airport, for normal operations at ASE, the landings on 15 and departures on 33 are done simultaneously. Approach will have aircraft lined up for landing on 15 with spacing to allow for departures off 33. Tower will have aircraft lined up to allow a takeoff f...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 18
Views: 2340

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

Woodreau wrote:
Aspen does it as well. Lands 15 and departs 33 simultaneously.

They may well land certain aircraft on 15 and depart them on 33 but they sure as hell don't do it simultaneously.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1569

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

scbriml wrote:
Except it won't look anything like that by the time Health & Safety has their say


Won't look like that anyway, fairly sure London highrises now have to provide some sort of green roof/gardens.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2106

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

Apple insult you on a daily basis. And no, I'm probably not a tax payer in your country, I live in the free world. At least two people in this thread appear to be unable to read English. I didn't say "all apple users are idiots", I said "apple are good at parting money from idiots&quo...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2106

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

Personally, I'd stick to PC. Apple uses all the same components these days and charges a pretty premium for it. You can easily find similar spec'd PC's for less than 2/3's (usually half) the cost of a Mac. (There used to be an argument apple once had a slight edge for graphics work on their "ow...

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by ChrisKen
Fri May 24, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105849

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

As has been said before. Parliament represents the referendum result with remarkable accuracy, no clear direction or majority one way or the other. Hence the current impasse.

Of course, your average brextremist will vehemently disagree.

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by ChrisKen
Fri May 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1978
Views: 105849

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I really hope that the next UK PM to be a die hard brexiter. Negotiations will be so easy .... There won't be any, the EU holds the cards in deals with the EU. Your brextremist fantasy can yell, stamp feet all it wants to, the fact is, you won't get a better deal than WE ALREADY HAVE as a member an...

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by ChrisKen
Fri May 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion
Replies: 18
Views: 2102

Re: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion

The usual, predictable, crap "happy" ending in which everyone gets what they wanted, that the dull American audience favours above all else.

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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: 146
Views: 22926

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: 2869

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: 3561

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: 3830

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: 3774

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: 1471

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: 4670

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: 141638

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
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pushback by men, pushback manually
Replies: 30
Views: 5574

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: 108234

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: 108234

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: 108234

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: 2688

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: 108234

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: 108234

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: 108234

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: 1393

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: 349

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: 108234

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: 71363

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: 2029

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: 108234

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: 108234

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: 1247

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: 9533

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

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Why serve MSP when they codeshare with AA who do?

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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: 71363

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: 1405

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: 8805

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: 8805

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: 1479

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: 996

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: 108234

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: 1012

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: 952

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: 8805

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: 108234

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: 8841

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: 108234

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: 71363

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: 4400

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: 71363

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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