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by alberchico
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters
Replies: 28
Views: 3965

Re: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters

I really want to have more information about this electric planes, because I have many questions. It looks like the design has changed a lot, to start the tail is different, now it has 2 engines also... Apparently they made a major redesign last year, with first flight planned for this year. I assu...

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by alberchico
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters
Replies: 28
Views: 3965

Re: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters

Wow. Could an quiet electric aircraft be given an exemption to operate into noise sensitive airports past the curfew time?[/img] The engine itself might be quiet, but the props are still going to be vibrating a lot of air. There are some small electric aircraft currently flying that have proven to ...

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by alberchico
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 156
Views: 23202

Re: FAA approves LGA Airtrain

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/03/ny-gov-andrew-cuomo-sexual-harassment-report.html https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/08/03/nyregion/andrew-cuomo The guy who has single handedly spearheaded this project despite enourmous opposition is going down in flames big time because of serious sexual harassment ...

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by alberchico
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 127
Views: 12388

Re: Spirts current situation

I'm not condoning violence or aggression but it's gotta be frustrating for passengers. There are a lot of people in this country who travel with only the bare minimum, so if your flight gets cancelled and you're stuck waiting several days for it you might not be able to afford a hotel room. What are...

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by alberchico
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters
Replies: 28
Views: 3965

Re: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters

Wow. Could an quiet electric aircraft be given an exemption to operate into noise sensitive airports past the curfew time ? If that's possible this aircraft could have a competitive advantage. It does look amazing in that livery. Assuming that Eviation can deliver this aircraft according to their pr...

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by alberchico
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 36610

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

Just thought it would be good to analyze the other new 19 seaters that are about to enter service. First is the Chinese Harbin Y-12F. It has had an extremely protracted development. The first flight occurred in 2010 and it only entered airline service in 2020. As far as I know only one airline so fa...

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by alberchico
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

Short answer is yes. Keep in mind the Soviets assembled Mir in orbit without a space shuttle. Not to mention that there are advanced versions of the SLS in development that will carry a payload equal to that of the Saturn V. That would be very useful if you need to haul massive modules in orbit, as...

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by alberchico
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

Short answer is yes. Keep in mind the Soviets assembled Mir in orbit without a space shuttle. Not to mention that there are advanced versions of the SLS in development that will carry a payload equal to that of the Saturn V. That would be very useful if you need to haul massive modules into orbit, a...

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by alberchico
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Replies: 76
Views: 9175

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh

william wrote:
If the FAA would approve single pilot 19 PAX operation, then this aircraft would be a hit in the US PAX market.


Why isn't the FAA comfortable with single pilot operations for a 19 seater ?

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by alberchico
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 36610

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/cessna-skycourier-makes-public-debut-at-airventure-2021/ It looks like it will be rated for single pilot operations. I thought the FAA requires 2 pilots for 19 seat passenger operations ? It will be interesting to see who orders the passenger version. https://www....

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by alberchico
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unique aerial drone footage of AN-225 takeoff
Replies: 28
Views: 5077

Unique aerial drone footage of AN-225 takeoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l65NY4- ... troAntonov

BTW, if you're curious about what it's like to be a crew member on these Antonov jets, this channel is worth subscribing to.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l65NY4- ... troAntonov

BTW, if you're curious about what it's like to be a crew member on these Antonov jets, this channel is worth subscribing to.

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by alberchico
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 94
Views: 9966

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

Summary of specs so far known: Max. speed: 1.8-2.0 Mach Max. combat radius: 1500 km Max. range: 3000 km Max. load: 7400 kg Max. altitude: 16,500 m Max. limit: 8 g STOL: several hundred meters Weapons in bays: up to 5 air-air missiles (2x RVV-MD, 3x RVV-SD) Weapons under wings: anti-ship missiles (2x...

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by alberchico
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 12891

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

Here are two new images of the aircraft, one featuring the charging port: Air intake at the engine looks same size as on B1900. With purported higher efficiency (and no radiator on Tesla's) this looks a bit unexpected. Is there any actual design work behind the image, or this is just a re-drawn tur...

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by alberchico
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 12891

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

Here are two new images of the aircraft, one featuring the charging port:

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by alberchico
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 94
Views: 9966

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

I doubt Vietnam will. I am sure that Vietnam will be very interested in this new fighter. If the Su-22 would be retired in the next 10 years so VPAF's fleet only consists of Su-27SK/UBK, Su-30MK2, and potentially Su-35S and Su-57E/M which are all heavy fighters, we need a light fighter for low-inte...

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by alberchico
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 94
Views: 9966

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

Considering that Argentina only recently tried to buy some armed trainers,( which fell through) I don't know why Russia thinks that country is a potential customer. ​I also don't see a country like the UAE considering this aircraft. It's been widely speculated that in exchange for normalizing relati...

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by alberchico
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 94
Views: 9966

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... n-air-show

Here are the first images of what I assume to be the mockup.

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https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... n-air-show

Here are the first images of what I assume to be the mockup.

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by alberchico
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada to back Pratt & Whitney turboprop hybrid engine technology -sources
Replies: 18
Views: 2495

Canada to back Pratt & Whitney turboprop hybrid engine technology -sources

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/exclusive-canada-back-pratt-whitney-turboprop-hybrid-engine-technology-sources-2021-07-14/ If they can get the technology to work as it should, a 30% improvement in fuel consumption could be a massive game changer. Not to mention that coupled with i...

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by alberchico
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9905

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

I've been following the progress of the Heart Aerospace ES-19 ever since it was announced. It seems to have attracted some interest from Finnair and some local carriers. They also unveiled a detailed model of the aircraft as well as a full scale prototype of one of the electric engines. However, thi...

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by alberchico
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-3 crashed in Colombia July 8, 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 7763

Re: DC-3 crashed in Colombia July 8, 2021

What would be the long term solution to replace the DC-3's in service in this part of the world ? Would a fleet of Cessna Caravans or used CASA 212's be the ideal choice ?

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by alberchico
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 12891

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

I wonder if in 10 years a better battery becomes available, would it be possible to swap it out or is that technically impossible ? It seems that designing this aircraft to accommodate more capable battery packs in the future would be the smart move. Here are the confirmed specs : https://electrek.c...

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by alberchico
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 12891

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/eviation-unveils-the-production-all-electric-alice-aircraft-as-it-prepares-for-the-inaugural-flight-892734153.html https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1555744/Eviation_Alice_Rendering_Seattle.jpg?p=publish Quick update, the production conforming version of thi...

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by alberchico
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12335

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/ ... 21658.html

Here are some images of what the state of the building was 36 hours prior to collapse. To those out there who know about construction how bad does it look ?
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https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/ ... 21658.html

Here are some images of what the state of the building was 36 hours prior to collapse. To those out there who know about construction how bad does it look ?

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by alberchico
Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 158
Views: 12335

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

The City government where this condo building is located have released a number of documents on it. Among them was a report done about 3 years ago that there were significant problem spots, especially below the pool area that were at risk with a total estimate for repairs was just over $9 Million. ...

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by alberchico
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 2900

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

I'm a bit confused by this story. Are we talking about people who died of natural causes and were buried in a disrespectful manner, or is there foul play suspected ?

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by alberchico
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines
Replies: 21
Views: 3342

Re: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines

The June issue of AirForces monthly has a fascinating article on the Ukraine China link. Not only do they collaborate on aircraft development, two Chinese trainers also use Ukrainian made engines. The Chinese at one point tried to buy the Motor Sich engine company, but the deal was aborted due to he...

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by alberchico
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 17
Views: 1591

Re: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished

The 100 year old Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City is likely going to soon be demolished and be replaced with a 1,270 foot tall skyscraper. Hope to see this hotel preserved and designated as a landmark by the City of New York. It is kind of like demolishing old Penn Station all over again and I t...

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by alberchico
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 156
Views: 23202

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

You guys dont understand...but the OP should as he is very familiar with NYC. This train was the path of least resistance. The N will never be extended because it would require passing through residential neighborhoods that would tie it up in litigation for years. This project routed the train over...

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by alberchico
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines
Replies: 21
Views: 3342

Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3govEoWQAYfA4v?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3govq5XIAApbhH?format=jpg&name=medium Apparently this aircraft has finally been fitted with the definitive WS-20 domestic turbofan. From what I've read the performance of this jet will be vastly ...

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by alberchico
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 30897

Re: Air Force One - Delay to New 747-8 Deliveries

It is very likely it will be painted in the current Kennedy era livery. It also looks like Boeing wants to change the contract to get the govt to cough up an additional $500 million dollars. What if they refused and insisted Boeing cover any cost overruns ?

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by alberchico
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 61
Views: 4776

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... oyal-yacht

good article sums up the situation surrounding the ship.
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https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... oyal-yacht

good article sums up the situation surrounding the ship.

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by alberchico
Mon May 31, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 10109

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/news/o ... ot-at-all/

A good editorial that summarizes the failures of the project.
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https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/news/o ... ot-at-all/

A good editorial that summarizes the failures of the project.

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by alberchico
Sat May 29, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

Re: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcgVM7q ... entaryNerd
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someone uploaded the documentary on youtube for those who would like to downoad it. Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcgVM7q ... entaryNerd

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by alberchico
Thu May 27, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

Re: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)

I think some evolution of ATC, ADS-B and TCAS will be needed, if not something basically giving a route to follow (displayed on the pilot's HUD). So far none of the eVTOLs I've looked at (there are hundreds so I've not looked at all of them) seem to sport a parachute nor airbags, I find that surpri...

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by alberchico
Thu May 27, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/gre ... lane-race/

Pretty informative documentary. There's some new footage of the Joby Evtol, which is considered the frontrunner in the electric aircraft race.
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https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/gre ... lane-race/

Pretty informative documentary. There's some new footage of the Joby Evtol, which is considered the frontrunner in the electric aircraft race.

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by alberchico
Tue May 25, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 17993

Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1268493

Just what is causing this sudden spike in incidents ?
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1268493

Just what is causing this sudden spike in incidents ?

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by alberchico
Sat May 22, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 10109

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

I'm not sure why the SEC should be that concerned about rich people losing their money funding aviation technology. Better for us! The SEC is concerned because you don’t have to be rich to invest in a SPAC- the general public can buy shares in it just like any other company. They want to make sure ...

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by alberchico
Sat May 22, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 10109

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

As another poster mentioned, Aerion was reportedly in substantial talks to go public via a SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Corp). The amount of cash that would have been raised was going to be substantial. Clearly the SPAC walked away, and obviously Aerion had no alternative means of financing. H...

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by alberchico
Mon May 17, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers are left terrified while crammed into Heathrow immigration queue for more than three hours
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Passengers are left terrified while crammed into Heathrow immigration queue for more than three hours

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... queue.html

I don't understand why the issue of long lines at Hearthrow immigration has not been resolved yet. This problem has been reported on by the media for a while.
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... queue.html

I don't understand why the issue of long lines at Hearthrow immigration has not been resolved yet. This problem has been reported on by the media for a while.

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by alberchico
Mon May 17, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian bush plane under construction
Replies: 4
Views: 2744

Re: New Russian bush plane under construction

Just thought I would post this long detailed article detailing the search for a successor to the legendary AN-2. http://afterburner.com.pl/in-search-of-the-successor-an-2-for-the-21st-century/ The one thing that fascinates me is that Russia already developed a successor in the form of the T-101, but...

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by alberchico
Wed May 12, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13753

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... orado.html

more info here.

I didn't know the Metroliner was rated for single pilot operations. A damn miracle the tail did not shear off.
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... orado.html

more info here.

I didn't know the Metroliner was rated for single pilot operations. A damn miracle the tail did not shear off.

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by alberchico
Mon May 10, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 208
Views: 50339

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

I just don't know how Turkey's tanking economy and overstretched defense industry can sustain a program of this magnitude. Once Erdoğan is out of power this will be the first project to be cancelled. Not to mention this program depends heavily on technology transfers that may not receive approval. ...

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by alberchico
Fri May 07, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 140
Views: 13702

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

At some point in the next decade the USAF will have to start working on a replacement for the C-5. And we still have a long way to go before the current 747 cargo fleet runs out of service life. Continuing to lease cargo capacity from the commercial industry is the way to go until Boeing once again ...

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by alberchico
Wed May 05, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Fate of N984TW (Last MD80 Produced)
Replies: 18
Views: 8510

Re: The Fate of N984TW (Last MD80 Produced)

While the Airline History Museum in Kansas City has their hands full with other acquisitions the addition of this MD 83 would be appropriate. I think a case could be made that initial deal on the MD 80 as well as subsequent frames helped with TWA making its way thru the mid/ late 80s and thru the 9...

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by alberchico
Wed May 05, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 208
Views: 50339

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

Turkey to put more resources into TF-X programme. Turkey’s top defense procurement official, Ismail Demir, said in an April 30 TV interview that the government will prioritize the production of its indigenous TF-X fighter jet... TAI CEO Temel Kotil said in an April 27 TV interview that “the governm...

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by alberchico
Wed May 05, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant
Replies: 53
Views: 7423

Re: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant

I know this might be off topic, but if this woman genuinely did not realize this whole time she was pregnant, what happens to the baby if she was drinking or smoking all these months ?

Kind of horrifying to contemplate that.

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by alberchico
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian bush plane under construction
Replies: 4
Views: 2744

New Russian bush plane under construction

https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/baikal-completes-airframe-of-utility-aircraft-to-replace-an-2/143482.article https://www.aerotime.aero/26600-bumpy-story-of-baikal-newest-russian-bush-plane So apparently they were planning to build a modern bush plane resembling the AN-2 with a fully composite...

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by alberchico
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 6654

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

The problem is that Minsk agreement(s) contain several items that are interpreted differently by Russia and Ukraine. One of the most obvious is that Russia insists on Ukraine talking directly to the separatists. Given that they are completely controlled by Russia there is the only reason why Russia...

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