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by KFLLCFII
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Career change - how old?
Replies: 14
Views: 1039

Re: Career change - how old?

If you stay unmarried and childless, it's much easier to weather a career-changing storm at any working age.

Bonus points (toward savings and retirement goals :wink2: ) if you also don't bother with the wasted expenses of dating. :bigthumbsup:

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for a Good News Network?
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Time for a Good News Network?

Not sure which ratings would tank faster: That or the next liberal radio network.

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was there collusion to end the A380?
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Was there collusion to end the A380?

Airbus colluded with EK and RR to stop the bleeding.

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder
Replies: 26
Views: 4586

Re: Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder

Sounds like Lion Air wants to take over Boeing's MAX flight test program.

And why not? We've already known long before last year's crash why they buy so many "extra" aircraft...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170536

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

"We're going to make sure the business case makes sense for us and our customers. If it does, we'll go, if not we've got other investments we can make."[/size] Interesting, what other investments could we think of? .. Dusting off the plans for another new joint wb/nb program instead of a ...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7885

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

The next Big One will cause so much environmental waste around the greater SFO region that this ban will seem like a handful of sand among an entire beach. Better make sure that clean drinking water being brought in for the thirsty, dehydrated, ravaged population is in environmentally-safe container...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 1900

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

Will it cover all narrowbody models through the A318?

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???

I've never once seen a gun be deadly on its own. But if it comes in the wrong hands? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgxSvFoQ59k (watch first 30s only) The estimated billion motor vehicles worldwide are just as deadly as a gun in the wrong hands...and unlike a gun, they can be deadly on their own a...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carnival Fantasy-class ships
Replies: 15
Views: 2047

Re: Carnival Fantasy-class ships

I understand that they have been around for quite some time and they now do short cruises. Where did they use to go 15-20 years ago? 8-21 day cruises? For example Carnival Paradise/Imagination etc. I know they still do repositioning cruises like Panama Canal cruises sometimes In early 1992, I cruis...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???

I've never once seen a gun be deadly on its own.

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18138

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

She probably had the sweetest voice and the nicest attitude when they first got together, and probably will at the beginning of the next relationship.

Ponder that going into any first date.

Plenty of fish, sure...But what's in the water? :wink2:

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2072

Re: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?

The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks is the one on a cruise ship to SXM. Having been to St Maarten on many occasions by cruise ships I don't totally agree with your comments as in ''greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks''. Sure you get a great view of the aircraft approaching or de...

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170536

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

How many orders is the 797 up to now?

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Replies: 15
Views: 1734

Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

So 50 years ago today was one of mankind's finest achievements - landing on the moon. I was born much later but still very inspired by this. Anyone have any memories of the event? I wish we could do something similar today because we really need to unite the world again. Apollo marked peak America....

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2072

Re: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?

The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks is the one on a cruise ship to SXM.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: 737-8200?

I asked my wife what that grounded Boeing aircraft was called, and she said, "oh, it's that new 737, the one with the stupid name, right?" :lol: :lol: I swear to God I'm not making this up Her statement is an honest reflection on how not just Boeing's engineering department has recently t...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: 737-8200?

Is there any evidence that the public as a group (not a.net members) has difficulty with the name? Ask your non-avgeek wife/husband/significant other if he or she can name the grounded Boeing airplane. Mine can’t. 737Max, no. "That new 737", yes. I asked my wife what that grounded Boeing ...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8806

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

The first new revenue flight of the MAX will also be the first revenue flight into BER.

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13269

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

UPNYGuy wrote:
One of the things they liked about it was that inflight crew were already familiar with a 5 abreast layout.


I didn't realize DL has so many FAs with one arm longer than the other that could potentially make a symmetrical number abreast an issue.

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13830

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

This is a good question, and one I have posed on here before. I think we have learned through the 737MAX crisis that the self-regulation system that intensified in the U.S. in the mid-2000s can have unintended consequences, as the manufacturers have too much leeway letting financial considerations ...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3343

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

Businesses don't pay taxes and fines...Their customers do... I assume the airline will temporarily reduce or remove the discounted government fare structure to pass the government "fine" onto the government...Which effectively means that UK citizens will be paying the "fine". Ah...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3343

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

Businesses don't pay taxes and fines...Their customers do... I assume the airline will temporarily reduce or remove the discounted government fare structure to pass the government "fine" onto the government...Which effectively means that UK citizens will be paying the "fine". Ahh...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 1867

Re: California rocked again...

For a 7.1, if it was the "primary event", they'd be expecting close aftershock(s) in the 6 range, but so far the biggest was 5.5. For the 6.4 on July 4th, if it had been the "primary event", they would have expected close aftershock(s) in the 5 range, but the biggest was a 4.7. U...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10188

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

ANC could have been to Asia/North America what DXB is to Europe/Asia.

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glider Ballast
Replies: 15
Views: 2708

Re: Glider Ballast

Here's a dumb question for you. Is it possible that if there was a fire near an area where a glider was flying (assuming this glider has water ballast) the glider pilot, being a Good Samaritan, could fly over and drop his load of ballast, and (assuming the field was near by) get back to the field? ...

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385317

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Agrajag wrote:
I wonder what meaningless lawyer led weasel words will will hear from Boeing management today?


"We are confident that our microprocessors on the 737 MAX are up to the task, and we are working with the FAA to resolve the issue."

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR/XLR Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 34858

Re: Is the A321LR done already ?

With the recent launch of the significantly more capable A321XLR it seems doubtful there will be any more customers for the ‘regular’ LR version Several airlines have already converted existing LR orders to the XLR model I’m thinking the LR will join the ranks of the 747SP, 767-400, 737-900, as far...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1618

Re: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

The cheapest, most basic store-brand top loaders without all the fancy settings that go unused anyway seem to last the longest and give the least amount of headache. Temperature knob, cycle knob, start...I don't need or want more than that. They don't have easy-to-open ports on the sides of ships be...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Bully?
Replies: 45
Views: 2655

Re: America The Bully?

I wonder, has America become an international bully? Going from policing the world to bullying countries in line in 15 years? IMO, it started with Bush Jr. and his "You are With Us or Against Us". And now with Trump threatening anyone who does not do as he likes: "My Way or the High ...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 or WN?
Replies: 22
Views: 2519

Re: B6 or WN?

WN offers extreme travel practicality and flexibility at the most-basic fare level with *2* included checked bags, 1 carry-on bag, 1 other personal item, no change fees (pay the difference in any applicable higher fare or get full credit of unused fare, good for 1 year from original reservation date...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14874

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

You win the Internet! :biggrin: Quick, someone call Iceland! We've finally found a viable replacement for their aging 757s! :old: So, in addition to short haul, medium haul, long haul and ultra long haul, we now have an extra segment created by A321XLR - the Fish Haul :mrgreen: Maybe we should refe...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14874

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

It seems the XLR is, apart from more range, implementing improvements valuable for any A321. To make money on the capabilities, Airbus will probably create paper versions for different MTOW's again. A lower MTOW / engine requirements improves time on wing / MRO costs if you never fly them longer th...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87240

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

So...Could today be the day of the 797, or is it too late for that?

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87240

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Before the Paris Air Show, the talk was all about how horrible the show was going to be for Boeing because of the fallout of the MAX.

After the Paris Air Show, the talk was all about how horrible the show was for Boeing because they announced an LOI for 200 MAX.

:rotfl:

Only on A.net.

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 636
Views: 164972

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Maybe I will start a thread on grandfathering of rubber bands. :white: I think this is the same rubber band I saw being used during 737-200 flight testing in 1967. Special rubber with a paper trail to the exact tree it came from, carefully stored in a climate controlled nitrogen refrigerator. Other...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Boeing regret pulling the plug on the 717?
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Does Boeing regret pulling the plug on the 717?

Will the 737 Max 7 be able to effectively compete against the A220-300? Should Boeing have launched an extended range version of the 717-200 to compete against the A220-100? Would a 717-300 be able to better compete against the A220-300? When was the tooling in Long Beach destroyed? Will Boeing eve...

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by KFLLCFII
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131761

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It was long assumed by most here that EK will never cancel 777Xs. Interesting turn of events... Emirates has a history of signing MoUs for aircraft and not firming them, as well as canceling firm orders, so I don't think any Emirates order, based on its history and going into its future, can be dee...

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by KFLLCFII
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1396

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

Dangerous.

During the divorce proceeding, the episode could be used against him as having caused her undue mental distress.

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by KFLLCFII
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7655

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

It's an oddball question, but but bear with me. Driving north this morning and watched an AS 737 in new livery take off towards west from PDX. From my distance of about a mile, and the angle of light, it looked easily mistakable the new LH scheme. Got me to wondering if there is regulatory oversigh...

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by KFLLCFII
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D Day 75 years ago
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: D Day 75 years ago

Amazing to see all of the coverage today and the veterans that were still able to attend events marking the occasion. Truly a great generation and thankful that they fought so we could enjoy what we have today ! While we mark the 75th rememberance of D-Day this year, I am also thankful and glad tha...

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385317

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -fly-again


That's surprising...They already have seatbelts.
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tropical wrote:
Now Ralph Nader says the MAX "must never fly again"...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -fly-again


That's surprising...They already have seatbelts.

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-LAX on June 5th, 2019: Completely on Biofuel
Replies: 33
Views: 4761

Re: United ORD-LAX tomorrow: completely on biofuel

Isn't all natural petroleum "bio"?

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by KFLLCFII
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds Boeing 737 MAX 8 Bogota service from Dec 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: American adds Boeing 737 MAX 8 Bogota service from Dec 2019

Are they going to be flown by Boeing test pilots?

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13667

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Can't wait for the Comet NG to grace the skies. Not too sure about the Comet Max, though. Imagine how cool a Comet would be if you gave it a Nimrod MRA4 style makeover! :cloudnine: Even better.....it's perfect to carry the new Rolls Royce Pearl engines As long as it can transport large quantities o...

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23162

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

speedbird52 wrote:
How did airlines fill up large widebodies in the old days?


Non-revs.

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by KFLLCFII
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 93
Views: 13667

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Can't wait for the Comet NG to grace the skies.

Not too sure about the Comet Max, though.

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s
Replies: 31
Views: 7702

Re: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s

https://simpleflying.com/emirates-a380-retirement/ Sorry for not getting a better source but the quotes make it reliable. If you ask me mid 2030s isn't that disastrous of a life span. That would mean the youngest would be around 14 years which seems to be the norm for Emirates aircraft. Wishful thi...

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by KFLLCFII
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 67671

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Interesting aircraft, but even if Paul Allen were still with us -- this Stratolaunch concept would have gone nowhere. Air launched satellite boosters have proved both technically and economically infeasible... ...Sorry Pegasus, you will be gone soon too, Pegasus worked, but also should never have b...

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