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by lightsaber
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines Rise
Replies: 1
Views: 2500

Re: Uganda Airlines Rise

Self promotion of Youtube channels is strictly forbidden.

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More woes for the 737Max?
Replies: 40
Views: 7650

Re: More woes for the 737Max?

Please post respectfully.

Post links on facts.

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 7593

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

And here comes Omicron. B.1.1.529 Travel is being shut down, but it appears that this variant has already traveled wide and far. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/what-we-know-about-the-omicron-b11529-covid-variant.html Several dozen cases of the Omicron variant have been sequenced in South A...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Discuss the topic, not other users.
This is the vaccine thread. If reading your reply gives no indication of being on topic, it is likely to be deleted.

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 55528

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

Please post on topic.

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

In NSW, Australia, 0-11yo are approx. a third of new cases - vaccination is not currently availble for this group. A little over 20% of cases are from amongst the 6.4% of the 12+ population who are unvaccinated. Almost a third of cases are from amongst the 91% of the 12+ population with two (a tiny...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Sky News reporting that 61 passengers on a flight from SA to Netherlands have tested positive and are in isolation. Would have been actually nice to get the info as well how many of those ones are already vaccinated... . I agree. Theoretically, which unfortunately is all we have to go on, the diffe...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 171
Views: 36779

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

Folks, please post on possible A220 orders or this thread will be locked for going off topic.

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

There is a new variant detected in South Africa which is causing alarm. I hope we are not going to shut travel down again. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-59427770 There are already announcements like "anyone who have been to these countries in the past 3 weeks, even vaccinated nationals, canno...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1766
Views: 344040

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Reading thru this thread with hundreds of posts suggesting possible routes tells me Breeze has great potential. Sure some routes will fail, but as Breeze grows and can move beyond their labor constraints (using part time flight attendants/ students - I know some are full time flight attendants) the...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 459423

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

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Post sources for factual claims, do not just dismiss another post. Do not discuss moderation in an open forum, e-mail [email protected] if you have questions.

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Europe has approved the child's Pfizer vaccine (ages 5 to 11): https://www.cnet.com/health/eus-drug-regulator-approves-pfizer-vaccine-for-young-children/ In Ireland, the age 5 years to 11 years are the age group with the most infections. Although the claim is mostly from the community and families,...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Europe has approved the child's Pfizer vaccine (ages 5 to 11): https://www.cnet.com/health/eus-drug-regulator-approves-pfizer-vaccine-for-young-children/ In Ireland, the age 5 years to 11 years are the age group with the most infections. Although the claim is mostly from the community and families, ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1766
Views: 344040

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

David Neeleman was interviewed on this weeks Airline Confidential. A few tidbits; > Basic premise of the Breeze model is to connect markets that generally don't have nonstop competition.Ryanair started connecting a bunch of small markets together which had everyone wondering, but those have proven ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

DocLightning, my arm hurts today as well after my booster jab and I have to say this is one of the best posts I have read on any of these forums recently. I hope that people read it and inwardly absorb. I have lost a family member in their seventies to Covid, and two work colleagues, one in their f...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 7593

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://news.yahoo.com/israel-starts-va ... 15647.html

Cases are low.
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Israel just starts vaccinating kids as half the cases are now in 5 to 11 year olds:
https://news.yahoo.com/israel-starts-va ... 15647.html

Cases are low.

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by lightsaber
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Incident at ATL
Replies: 37
Views: 8062

Re: Security Incident at ATL

Folks, post on topic. This is your warning.

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order
Replies: 32
Views: 8264

Re: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order

Where are they gonna fit all these aircraft? DXB is already busy enough as it so not sure how they can just add another 200 aircraft to an already capacity-constrained airport. That begs the question. DWC... needs much more infrastructure (tens of billions) to be the major airport of Dubai and you ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order
Replies: 32
Views: 8264

Re: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order

Could I hope for an A220 order? ;)

Mostly likely MAX-10 vs. A321, possibly with A321xLR in the order.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 554
Views: 77471

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wouldn't G4 scour the used aircraft market for A320s before buying a new fleet type? There should be plenty of feedstock as airlines replace A320ceo aircraft with A320neo aircraft. I think the question is, how many used A320s, that are capable of being converted to the 186 seat configuration, with ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 554
Views: 77471

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

This might be fun to discuss here, but strong rumors are swirling around that G4 may announce a new, second fleet type before the years end. It sounds like with the A320 line booked until 2025 at the earliest, and with aggressive growth plans in the upcoming years, both the A220 and 737 Max are in ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Why vaccinate if you will never encounter the virus? Why have smoke detectors if your house will never burn down? You never know when you will encounter it and once you do, it is far too late to get vaccinated. Do you know how many patients I've told they have COVID and suddenly they ask if they ca...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 7593

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

90% double dosed is the minimum level to achieve enough protection that the virus will be largely defanged That is just a guess. Again, I believe in the vaccines but the above has yet to be born out or proven anywhere for a sustained period of time. It hasn't been reached anywhere yet outside of in...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

[quote="Dieuwer"]It is pretty clear by now that we don't have a "pandemic" but a "casedemic". As long as politicians keep fretting about "cases", we will have lockdowns for the rest of eternity, as there ALWAYS will be "cases" ( https://www.reuters.c...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 7593

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

We have to force the vaccine on the uneducated and math challenged because at the end of the day they are killing themselves. I fail to see why that would be a bad thing. Darwin would be so proud. I don't disagree... Covid is turning into a crisis mostly for the unvaccinated. Why should we care abo...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1778

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

My once best friend's wife is so political, she cut him off from me. I don't think she realizes his politics aren't hers... The issue with politics is too many people are beholden to the idea of being an R or a D. There are not enough independent thinkers left. I agree too much R vs. D, bit misinfor...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 81
Views: 12509

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

So, you basically confirmed that the E2 fits the wrong niche and that BBD had it right with the CSeries. No, BBD did not. The C-Series program sank the company. The Program (not BBD) was lucky to get a second investor (Airbus) which decided to invest (at a still big loss) on the program otherwise, ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 7593

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Estimate that a million people have lost their sense of smell due to Covid19. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/more-than-a-million-people-in-the-us-may-not-have-regained-sense-of-smell-months-after-covid-19-infection-study-estimates/ar-AAQRLSb?ocid=BingNewsSearch I care as my sense of smell ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Starting in January, all Disney cruises will require everyone age 5+ to be fully vaccinated. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/11/17/vaccine-mandates-expanding-to-kids-disney-cruise-requires-children-5-and-up-be-fully-vaccinated/?sh=3710ce8e4331 Personally, this is what I needed go on ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small forest fire tanker reported down in Colorado
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: Small forest fire tanker reported down in Colorado

RIP sad.
I do not know enough details to comment much more. The family had a loss and losing a valuable piece of firefighting equipment is of less importance, but worthy of mention.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Starting in January, all Disney cruises will require everyone age 5+ to be fully vaccinated. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/11/17/vaccine-mandates-expanding-to-kids-disney-cruise-requires-children-5-and-up-be-fully-vaccinated/?sh=3710ce8e4331 Personally, this is what I needed go on a...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 7593

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

NFL stepping up testing of players and family. Did I read that right that all family and friends must be tested before visiting players (NFL setting up sites for testing)? Also two days of extra testing for players. That should help. In particular since the days are back to back. https://www.msn.com...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Boosters in cancer patients working, however for 44% who couldn't develop resistance, they still didn't. :cry2: https://www.upi.com/amp/Health_News/2021/11/17/COVID-19-vaccine-booster-cancer-study/4051637157945/ Moderna has asked for Canadian approval for 6 to 11 year olds. https://www.poandpo.com/i...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Moderna has asked for Canadian approval for 6 to 11 year olds. https://www.poandpo.com/in-sickness-and-health/canada-moderna-seeking-authorization-of-spikevax-covid19-vaccine-in-children-611-years-old/ In my opinion, we need more vaccines for kids. I live between LAX and LGB airports in SoCal and th...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 81
Views: 12509

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

Eventually this will come down to production efficiency and economics of scale. The E2 has enough orders to increase production rate and benefits from E175 production simularities. However Airbus is re-optimizing A220 production and in another thread there is speculation of a two large new orders: h...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 499
Views: 82154

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

ibom has signed for ten A220: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/11/ibom-air-airbus-sign-agreement-for-purchase-of-10-a220-aircraft/amp/ “Within six months of this process, the airline was able to validate the A220 as the right choice for its domestic and regional aspirations. The order for the 10 Air...

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by lightsaber
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Just had a Moderna booster after having received the Johnson vaccine 5 months ago, which means I'm cross vaccinated in a way that EMA hasn't approved yet. Should I be worried? Anyway too late to change my mind. Since the FDA has approved cross("heteralogous") vaccination, you should be ok...

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by lightsaber
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

As for hospital occupancy, no nation plans its hospital capacity with a pandemic in mind. Any novel disease circulating or even a bad strain of the flu can strain the system. Given the inevitability of Covid eventually and the fact that there is not nor will there be a better measure for it than th...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?
Replies: 41
Views: 7655

Re: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?

There is one thing to consider, whenever an aircraft is re-engined, the optimal size grows. For the first 737s, it was the 737-200 For the second generation, it grew one stretch to the 737-300 For the third (NG) generation, it grew to the 737-800 The same is true of Airbus. The new engines have more...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners orders 255 A321neo family aircraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8865

Re: Indigo Partners orders 255 A321neo family aircraft

The ratio of aircraft on order to operating aircraft is perplexing. Do not get me wrong, I see much growth in ULCCs and the A321NEO/xLR has a fine future. This is specifically about Indigo partners. I am a bit skeptical we are not going to head to a recession (we're due and the money printing during...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8329

Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

https://www.wcnc.com/article/travel/southwest-airlines-employee-taken-to-hospital-after-being-assaulted-by-passenger-dallas-love-field-officials-say/287-44e25b95-e729-479f-8b9a-85d8e020418a In a statement to WFAA, a spokesperson for the airline said the incident happened at Dallas Love Field airport...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 359
Views: 78263

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

This is bizarre. No other airline has reported the issue that I could find. EASA knows their stuff and isn't taking action. https://askbill.co.uk/easa-not-intending-to-act-on-qatars-a350-grounding-yet/ While I personally find AAB's negotiate in public style annoying, I also do not see QR grounding A...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 116
Views: 4861

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

For $3000 per ton, that is taxing gasoline at $25.50 per gallon. Ummm... that has huge social consequences that cannot be ignored. Lightsaber, those costs are there and are being paid, just not by the person who uses it. Those costs are being paid by society at large in the form of climate adaptati...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21443

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

Reading through this thread (I read every post), I am glad my family cancelled the big Thanksgiving and we are just having dinner with family and probably neighbors (they are going through a medical crisis, so we help).

Interesting times ahead!

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 344
Views: 22406

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Fascinating graphic on vaccine effectiveness that visually tells us how well vaccines are working: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/the-unvaccinated-drive-covid-19-infections-in-the-us/ar-AAQy1LM?ocid=BingNewsSearch https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAQy1Lu.img?h=1119&...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News
Replies: 108
Views: 15709

Re: The 787 doesn’t lend itself well to a freighter says Leeham News

Do you actually have to cut into the carbon fibre or are they capable of laying the tape so that they’re, for all intents and purposes, “leaving a hole”? 787 fuselage barrels are laid down as monolithic structures and then the doors and windows are cut out. When it comes to a new-build freighter, I...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA/ATC vaccine mandate effect travel
Replies: 25
Views: 2129

Re: TSA vaccine mandate effect travel

The vaccine mandate should have done sooner. It should not be pushed back. The issue is a mandate required a full approved vaccine. That wasn't until August 23rd: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/comirnaty-and-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Sukhoi Superjet
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Re: New Sukhoi Superjet

Does this reduce their attractiveness in foreign markets? Well, not that the SSJ had been attractive in foreign markets up to now... I can only think of two airlines that flew SSJs in the West and neither do now. This is more to enable Iran sales. I find it facinating that the PD-8 is the Russian p...

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