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by Moose135
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Aviation-by-region threads in their own forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Aviation-by-region threads in their own forum?

You must have missed the memo that the developers don't actually do any development of the site. There is a long list of things we would like to see here that they will get to one of these days. A politics sub-forum to get all of that stuff out of Non-Av has been requested for ages, and all we hear ...

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by Moose135
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boarding from the Starboard Side
Replies: 26
Views: 4867

Re: Boarding from the Starboard Side

barney captain wrote:
pilotsmoe wrote:
The L-1011 had an elevator.


As does nearly every airplane..........

Which is why Lockheed referred to that thing that took you to the lower galley as a "lift".
;)

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by Moose135
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: Website is over-moderated

Please do not expect us to write a mail or a PM for every deletion we are doing. Instead and as stated in Forum Rules, feel free to write us a mail to [email protected].net and ask why your post has been deleted. That's assuming I remember every post I make in every thread and realize something ...

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by Moose135
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 2434

Re: The C141 Starlifter

I remember seeing the NASA example at Moffett Field in the early eighties. It operated as an airborne observatory. According to NASA historical summary, the aircraft operated with them until 1995. Does anyone know of it's eventual fate, i.e. where it was broken up? They tried to sell it about just ...

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by Moose135
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 MLB Charters
Replies: 49
Views: 5448

Re: 2020 MLB Charters

Marlins reserves joining the rest of the team in Baltimore after their COVID outbreak using a 717-200. Not often that you see that for an MLB charter I wonder if we'll be able to track their bus trip back to Miami ? :rotfl: The Miami Marlins, after an 18th player tested positive for COVID-19 on Fri...

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by Moose135
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Negative views
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Negative views

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solro wrote:
I am really wondering if someone has also encountered this bug.


Apparently, it's not just you.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1444657

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by Moose135
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 MLB Charters
Replies: 49
Views: 5448

Re: 2020 MLB Charters

Maybe this is a dumb question but how can Air Canada legally fly a domestic US flight? Do cabotage rules not apply to charter flights? Several years ago, there was an issue raised over Air Canada/Jazz sports charter flights that flew Canadian teams between US cities. Although they had been done for...

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by Moose135
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 198
Views: 33615

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Laws are different in different countries, but in the United States, if you are in public - even standing in your own yard - I can take your picture and post it wherever I want. As long as I don't use it for commercial purposes, there isn't much you can legally do to stop me.

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by Moose135
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2812

Re: Tips: for or against?

The same people telling me to order carry out still expect me to leave a tip as well. Sorry. I'm not leaving a tip for you to hand me my food. I haven't been inside a restaurant since mid-March, and I doubt I'll go to one for the rest of the year. We do take out once or twice a week - since these f...

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by Moose135
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1512

Re: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?

And can the tankers use the gas they are carrying as fuel for the turbines currently rotating on the wings or is it kept separate for the paying customers? In the KC-135 (except for the Q-models that refueled the SR-71) you could burn everything you carried, or you could offload all but a few thous...

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by Moose135
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5258

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

Agreed, but if an airline can get the official weather changed from inaccurate to accurate, that doesn’t seem to me to hurt safety at all. Am I missing something? What you are missing is that the official the airline called was not at the field and had no idea what the actual conditions were, but h...

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by Moose135
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1512

Re: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?

KC-135 The vast majority of KC-135s are donor-refuellers only. Only a small number are capable of receiving fuel themselves. Hence the caption accompanying this KC-135R/ARR photo (and a bonus prize for guessing what the "ARR" might refer to.) 2236043 I flew that bird - 58-0124 - about a d...

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by Moose135
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Convention in Houston Cancelled
Replies: 30
Views: 1578

Re: GOP Convention in Houston Cancelled

Nice area. Stay safe down there Thanks, you too! Girlfriend and I have been working from home since mid-March and have limited our trips out of the house. We're taking all the precautions we can because too many others aren't. We have gone to CLT to shoot some interesting stuff that's come in, but ...

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by Moose135
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Convention in Houston Cancelled
Replies: 30
Views: 1578

Re: GOP Convention in Houston Cancelled

casinterest wrote:
Where in NC are you Moose? I am in the RDU area.

CLT, up near UNCC.

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by Moose135
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Convention in Houston Cancelled
Replies: 30
Views: 1578

Re: GOP Convention in Houston Cancelled

Why was the GOP Convention in Charlotte moved to Jacksonville? The RNC (well, Trump) insisted on being able to have a full convention - something like 19K people - without masks or social distancing. Our governor said he couldn't commit to that in the middle of June, given the way numbers were tren...

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by Moose135
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Convention in Houston Cancelled
Replies: 30
Views: 1578

Re: GOP Convention in Houston Cancelled

it's now headed to Jacksonville Florida, the next mega epic center. That's a different convention. The one being discussed here is the Texas State Republican convention. The Republican National Convention, where they are going to officially nominate Trump as their candidate for President, is the on...

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by Moose135
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unprofessional screener feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Unprofessional screener feedback

After an internal review, it has been confirmed that the message was intended for internal sharing, but was inadvertently shared with you. As you may expect, screeners do share feedback on images and photographers internally, and with the intention of confidentiality. We regret that confidentiality...

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by Moose135
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 198
Views: 33615

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

JakTrax wrote:
Another HKT shot with some serious banding now TOTD. I thought this issue had been 'addressed with the photographer'?


The banding was the least objectionable thing about that shot, but the staff apparently like them, so here we are.

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by Moose135
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of social distancing aboard flights: criminal negligence?
Replies: 23
Views: 1427

Re: Lack of social distancing aboard flights: criminal negligence?

KFTG wrote:
The rest of the human race will get on with it.

Or get sick and perhaps die, but that's a small price to pay, isn't it?

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by Moose135
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 198
Views: 33615

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Somehow how I sense the expectation that the screening process needs to be perfect, each time, all the time. That is not realistic. As humans, we see, and perceive images differently as exemplified by the comments on this very post. Candidly speaking, if you know of a site similar to this where the...

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by Moose135
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 100
Views: 3970

Re: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?

One problem is that "invest" is not the end of the story. US average cost of public transportation is $1 per passenger-mile, and all transit systems require subsidy - in NYC fares cover 50% of MTA costs (with tax free fuel). Our 1M area local transit takes $4 subsidy per $1.50 fare, again...

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by Moose135
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6924

Re: Us Air flight 1549

And what about the aircraft? It did keep all 150 pax afloat until rescue and did not breakup upon impact with the water (though the panels buckled). I believe its in a museum in Charlotte right? Seek (via Google as in so many things ;) ) and ye shall find: https://www.carolinasaviation.org/exhibits...

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by Moose135
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6924

Re: Us Air flight 1549

I know FO Jeff is flying the 787 for AA now. We all know what Sully is doing. What did the 3 FA’s end up doing after 1549? Flight attendant Doreen Welsh, who sustained a severe leg injury in the crash, retired and never returned to flying. Donna Dent and Sheila Dail continued flying with US/AA, how...

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by Moose135
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery Jump Starter
Replies: 21
Views: 862

Re: Battery Jump Starter

I purchased a Nekteck jump start unit about 5 years ago, and keep it in the car. I've never needed it for my own car, but I've helped three or four people with it. Every six months or so I bring it in the house and plug it in for a couple of hours to make sure it is fully charged. A couple of years ...

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by Moose135
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Wreck of WW2 bomber found on beach in NE England
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: Wreck of WW2 bomber found on beach in NE England

Fascinating. I wonder why it wasn't recovered at the time. I also wonder how it so suddenly presented itself. Recovery likely wasn't a high priority in the middle of a war. The crew survived, and they probably stripped anything of use from it at the time. Tides must have deposited enough sand to co...

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by Moose135
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?
Replies: 38
Views: 3626

Re: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?

https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoin ... ise-again/
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Should the Russians send fighter escorts along with their reconnaissance aircraft that the US intercept?

https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoin ... ise-again/

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by Moose135
Thu May 28, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actual 747 blown up for movie
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Actual 747 blown up for movie

It was probably filmed at Victorville, that is where the aircraft was stored. They added a fictitious scheme and registration for the movie: 6006571 5774997 Here's a history of the aircraft. It bounced around with a number of operators, most recently Cathay Pacific in a cargo configuration. It's bee...

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by Moose135
Wed May 27, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No bare aluminum on retro livery aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2242

Re: No bare aluminum on retro livery aircraft

Many parts and panels are made up of composites, rather than aluminum, so a truly "bare" scheme would leave a patchwork of different colors and finishes. A grey paint finish gives a more uniform look.

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by Moose135
Tue May 26, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Ctrl+Enter to Post
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Re: Ctrl+Enter to Post

It might be a nice option, if this site had a team of developers who worked on improvements and updates. Sadly, the site owners (and don't confuse them with the moderators, who do a good job) have decided that they will put no resources into anything other than basic maintenance to keep it running. ...

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by Moose135
Tue May 26, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6562

Re: Another day, another Karen...

After reading the article, though, I was a bit sad to see that she surrendered the dog in question back to the shelter that she adopted it from. Apparently she had owned the dog for several years. Dogs don't know a thing about racism and even people that are bigots can provide good homes for dogs. ...

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by Moose135
Sat May 23, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Legality of photographing Egyptian military aircraft?
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Re: Legality of photographing Egyptian military aircraft?

samfgadd wrote:
Try it, and see what happens?!

Because you really want to see what the inside of an Egyptian prison looks like... ;)

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by Moose135
Sat May 23, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154399

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

hivue wrote:
Overly eager gear retraction means the gear was down. How would the cowlings get damaged during landing with the gear down?

They started a go around, retracted the gear before insuring a positive rate of climb, the aircraft continued to descend, and the engines scraped the runway.

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by Moose135
Wed May 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum
Replies: 55
Views: 19573

Re: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum

I think the question should be asked in tech ops and you’d get a much bigger response If it's a discussion about the site, then Site Related is where the discussion needs to occur. Sorry to be quoting an old post. Yes, discussion on a new forum should take place in Site Related. However, I suspect ...

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by Moose135
Tue May 19, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?
Replies: 60
Views: 8865

Re: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Landing gear are pretty tough.

I can attest to that...
:rotfl:

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by Moose135
Thu May 14, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: .WebP ruining quality
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: .WebP ruining quality

When I open an image in Firefox, it comes as a JPG. I haven't willingly used IE in over 20 years.

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by Moose135
Tue May 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 198
Views: 33615

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Sorry, but people click on everything they get shown on facebook and so on. Especially if its an "unusual" shot. A click does not mean "like" and why that should prevent any discussion is a mystery to me. If you like it, fine, but let others express they think otherwise. I alway...

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by Moose135
Tue May 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 198
Views: 33615

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

seahawk wrote:
People click on the pics, so they can not be wrong.

People click on cute kitten pictures too. If I have one with an airplane in the background, do you think it will be accepted and popular here?

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by Moose135
Tue May 12, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 198
Views: 33615

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

The last one added is borderline inappropriate for a family friendly site. And what will you do if everyone decides to take just those kinds of photos, especially if they push the boundaries further? Feels like it's pointless raising those concerns - the decision has obviously already been made. A ...

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by Moose135
Tue May 12, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Posts Disappearing
Replies: 26
Views: 3519

Re: Posts Disappearing

I know it's not your fault, it just gets frustrating sometimes. I've been on this forum for a long time, and I hate that the current owners don't care enough to take care of it properly.

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by Moose135
Mon May 11, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Can anyone help?
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

Re: Can anyone help?

Sorry I can't help with the panel, but I am sure you realise that the cap badge sitting with it belongs to the Royal Flying Corps from WW1. If the panel and the badge are related to one another, it suggests that the panel is also of pre 1919 vintage. Would an item that old look in such good conditi...

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by Moose135
Mon May 11, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Posts Disappearing
Replies: 26
Views: 3519

Re: Posts Disappearing

If a post of yours is deleted, then just email us, and we'll be happy to explain. Believe me, we have begged — literally begged — for the developers to create automated notifications like the old site for over three years now. We aren't trying to hide anything from anyone, but we don't have the tim...

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by Moose135
Mon May 11, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Reject - colour
Replies: 10
Views: 1158

Re: Reject - colour

There's no woman on a beach in the foreground.
:duck:

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by Moose135
Mon May 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?
Replies: 60
Views: 8865

Re: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?

1) Why don't aircraft cockpits have a big-size "Level-Checking-Vial" like the one used in level-measurement-tools ? Those bottles with green color liquid that move based on gravity (& hence indiciate whether surface is level or not) is a good idea for aircraft in case instruments have...

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by Moose135
Mon May 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Reject - soft
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Reject - soft

It looks good to me, but then I haven't uploaded anything here in ages because I got tired of what a crap shoot screening can be.

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by Moose135
Thu May 07, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Flynn charges dropped
Replies: 68
Views: 2129

Re: Free at last, free at last - the Michael Flynn edition

Atty. Van Grack, one of Mueller’s men, has filed for his withdrawal from the case. State’s witness, perhaps? Plea deal? No, they will do that when they strongly object to the actions being taken. The same thing happened when DOJ leadership reduced the sentencing recommendation in the Roger Stone ca...

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by Moose135
Thu May 07, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Flynn charges dropped
Replies: 68
Views: 2129

Re: Free at last, free at last - the Michael Flynn edition

Flynn is a criminal who admitted to his crimes. The only reason this is happening is because the Attorney General is a corrupt lackey doing the bidding of a corrupt president. The rule of law doesn't matter in this country if you know the right people.

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by Moose135
Tue May 05, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3620

Re: Should November election be canceled?

I do not believe that Trump would lose in November, his approval is still very strong. But on a fluke ya never know. I still think he will win by the biggest landslide since Reagan in 84. The mere distraction alone we do not need so thats why I think it should be postponed or outright canceled You ...

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by Moose135
Mon May 04, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 198
Views: 33615

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Regardless, I still disagree with it and it is cheapening the site and the reputation. What is it going to be, top 5 photos all the time being nothing more than scantily clad people posing with the plane just being a minor distraction in the background? This is not what airliners.net was about and ...

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by Moose135
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110560

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Boeing is still selling fighter jets and not at loss. The USAF has bought the new and improved F-15 EX. Boeing's military side will give it the ability to weather the the myriad of mistakes on the commercial side. If What AB says is true about their financial position, Boeing could use the time to ...

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