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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

They are already sending numbers of untrained conscripts to Ukraine. Russian officials are setting conditions to forcibly mobilize or conscript Ukrainian civilians in soon-to-be annexed areas of occupied Ukraine; More meat for the grinder. This is something from 1941/42, not today. It is sad. Yes, ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 99
Views: 3560

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Living near a sanctuary city, we're flooded with an influx of people. The system is overwhelmed. There is no way to keep up with the number of people, in my opinion. Actually, there is: fund the system. Republicans keep slashing funding for things like immigration and health care and schools, then,...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Last route in/out of Lyman reported under Ukrainian artillery fire: https://news.yahoo.com/ukrainian-army-advancing-lyman-newly-095100035.html They are already sending numbers of untrained conscripts to Ukraine. Russian officials are setting conditions to forcibly mobilize or conscript Ukrainian civ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

That was quick! First mobilised Russian soldier captured: https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/1574865392417251329 Seems they're not even getting two weeks' training. What I find more interesting is they are advocating in a video (15h old as I type) sending the pedophiles and perverts, street musici...

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 99
Views: 3560

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Living near a sanctuary city, we're flooded with an influx of people. The system is overwhelmed. There is no way to keep up with the number of people, in my opinion.

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 27, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Sorry but the whole story is a little bit crazy regarding the popped North stream 1 and 2. North stream 2. One of the two pipelines has popped south of Bornholm (Denmark island) in 60 m of water (pressure of 7 bar). The North Stream 2 pipelines were never in use but have been filled with gas. So we...

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 JetBlue E190s stored at PBI
Replies: 12
Views: 4392

Re: 3 JetBlue E190s stored at PBI

I thought the original plan was to retire JetBlue owned E190s first. For as more and more E190s are sold, the market will become more depressed. The current values are not strong per the normal aircraft values thread for the E1-190s. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1475667 EM...

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by lightsaber
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russian airline staff receiving conscription notices. https://news.yahoo.com/half-workers-russias-biggest-airline-111205548.html This mobilization seems massive. If a good fraction of airline staff are to be mobilized, this makes any economic recovery impossible. Unfortunately for Ukraine, this prob...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are many people really actively avoiding Boeing Max aircraft to make a difference in ticket price?
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: Are many people really actively avoiding Boeing Max aircraft to make a difference in ticket price?

Considering the orders from DL, AA, UA, AS, and G4, it must not be significant revenue penalty. It has now been 2 years since authorization for RTS. At least per the information in Wikipedia. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737_MAX According to that same link, 890 deliveries of the MAX. I won...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: J.D. Power’s 2022 North America Airport Satisfaction Study
Replies: 11
Views: 1369

Re: J.D. Power’s 2022 North America Airport Satisfaction Study

LAX should improve with the DL T3 upgrade. Otherwise, I pretty much agree with the order. I was surprised how Much JFK has improved. OK, I would drop Orlando a bit, it is getting very crowded.

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Powerful address to the U.N. by President Volodymyr Zelensky: https://kyivindependent.com/news-feed/zelensky-at-un-a-crime-has-been-committed-against-ukraine-and-we-demand-just-punishment "Zelensky said a special UN tribunal should be created to punish Russia. It also should be deprived of its...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 137
Views: 25714

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

All you Russia bashers are hilarious, you act like Russia is incapable of producing anything. IL-96-300 proves you deniers wrong, might take them a few years but they can build new aircraft. Does it? An aircraft that debuted 30 years ago yet still needs a 3-person flight crew? (all Western widebodi...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62981293.amp

There seems to be anxiety in Russia over mobilization. The people fleeing create a worse brain drain.
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Nine hundred people arrested for anti-war protests in Russia. Brave people, they will be treated unfairly.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62981293.amp

There seems to be anxiety in Russia over mobilization. The people fleeing create a worse brain drain.

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

[ Actually using nuclear weapons in a first strike during a war of conquest, even "just" tactical ones, would instantly make Russia an absolute pariah on the global stage and would upset Russia's already precarious position even more. Sanctions would be racked up to maximum and NATO would ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worlds largest newest cruise ship to be scrapped before maiden voyage
Replies: 23
Views: 2196

Re: Worlds largest newest cruise ship to be scrapped before maiden voyage

There are no cabins. More than $200M work, mainly interior build up, is still missing. The only thing with some value is the engines, They can only be taken out and reused in a useful ship when the hull has been taken apart. Cruise shipping is getting outdated. Is was mainly a thing of second half ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

In unrelated news, flights out of Russia are now selling out; https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/flights-out-russia-sell-out-after-putin-orders-partial-call-up-2022-09-21/ The Kremlin declined to comment on whether the borders would be closed to those subject to the mobilisation order, and asked p...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Now confirmed: partial mobilization https://www.n-tv.de/newsletter/breakingnews/Putin-ordnet-Teilmobilmachung-an-article23602202.html Yes, SMH also had the story too: https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/biden-at-un-to-call-russian-war-an-affront-to-bodys-charter-20220921-p5bjw9.html (Open in privat...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Nuclear weapons or a stray missile or shell with inferior guidance hitting a nuclear power plant and causing a explosion, will NATO have similar inferior guidance systems? I think the explosions close to the power plants after the break through were a warning, they do not have to use a weapon. Don'...

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

These will be such poorly equipped troops. I think this mobilization is certain to happen. Ghad, that is a huge amount of young life wasted. I doubt it, as mobilizing "main Russia" instead of just the more distant Hinterlands would massively destabilize Putin's own position. What I expect...

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

And after that, ATACMs, F-16s and M-1 tanks will be given to Ukraine. So if striking Crimea is now striking Russia, then why not strike Russia directly? bt First, good point. It opens up the targets for Ukraine. Hearing about mobilization makes me realize people no longer understand the *tremendous...

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://youtu.be/eNu5LIGORis

If the training units were raided, how the heck do they prepare conscripts?


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One more point, didn't Russia raid their training brigades to form the 3rd army corps? A "corps" that has already fled back to Russia:
https://youtu.be/eNu5LIGORis

If the training units were raided, how the heck do they prepare conscripts?


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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

So, pretty sure, we will soon see the full mobilization of Russia? The official declaration of war? And after that, ATACMs, F-16s and M-1 tanks will be given to Ukraine. So if striking Crimea is now striking Russia, then why not strike Russia directly? bt First, good point. It opens up the targets ...

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Isn't there also a cultural or organizational approach to this question? I mean, it seams clear that the Russians soldiers and even officers are only doing what they are instructed to do by a general. Yes of course...but. This is the 1st Guard Tank Army, with the 4th Guard tank regiment and the 2nd...

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 19, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

This will be a long war, but OMG, the Ukraine winter offensive and spring offensive, post mud season, are not events Russia can be ready for in time. It may be a long war, but Russia's invasion may also be closer to an outright collapse than many expect. Already there is little the russian forces c...

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by lightsaber
Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I'm just reposting the video link. If you haven't invested the hour to watch it, you should. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B93tLs39pQo One point it makes out is we are but weeks away from the fall mud season. Traditionally, that ends with winter. With all the corruption in the Russian army, I just...

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by lightsaber
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 137
Views: 25714

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

Perun delayed this 7 month update, due to the astonishing offensive advance to the north, updated here, the deepest dive yet; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B93tLs39pQo Many thanks for the link, GDB. He must have put a huge amount of effort into researching and preparing that material, and it's a ...

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by lightsaber
Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

as Perun said, does not take much to blow an ammo dump to prevent capture. I don't know. It takes specialists to blow an ammo dump or out of the box thinking if you don't have the right equipment. So if you don't have a charge and timer, how would you blow a dump? You would not want to blow yoursel...

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by lightsaber
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 137
Views: 25714

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

Chips are needed for GPS, avionics, FADACs, Anti-lock brakes, and just about everything in today's society. The production rates are not impressive. Current products need Western engines (Su-100, MC-21), avionics, and many other sub-systems. You can only cannibalize so long: https://www.politico.eu...

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by lightsaber
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 137
Views: 25714

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

Aeroflot didn't need Airbus or Boeing aircraft in it's glory days, 5,000+ aircraft... 'From its inception to the early 1990s, Aeroflot was the flag carrier and a state-owned enterprise of the Soviet Union (USSR). During this time, Aeroflot grew its fleet to over five thousand domestically made airc...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 16, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 622
Views: 73837

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I do not recommend getting the flu vaccine and Covid19 vaccine together. I did so 4 days ago. Today both vaccines must be surging antibodies as antibodies cause symptoms. I had to cancel a dance event and other people vaccinated at the same time echo'd feeling the same as I do. I'm pro-vaccine, but...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 15561

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022

Well.. Six ARJs flying at 9:56am Beijing time. The point of certification today is to prove safe operation in commercial duty. https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/ The C919 will need to carry a huge number of passengers to make a difference in the Chinese market. That means dispatch reliabilit...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 622
Views: 73837

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I do not recommend getting the flu vaccine and Covid19 vaccine together. I did so 4 days ago. Today both vaccines must be surging antibodies as antibodies cause symptoms. I had to cancel a dance event and other people vaccinated at the same time echo'd feeling the same as I do. I'm pro-vaccine, but ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 677
Views: 19126

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

Chengdu just lifted their lockdown. My sister in law is in Chengdu taking care of elderly parents with health issues. She was trapped in another house she was visiting when the lockdown occurred. She scrambled to hire an approved home health care provider as she wasn't allowed to travel to her paren...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 15561

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022

Almost 70 ARJ21s have been delivered, all to Chinese airlines. They are reports of orders from Indonesia, Laos and the Republic of Congo; but GECAS also ordered some back in 2008 (current status of the order unknown). COMAC has delivered a peak of 22 frames in 2021, after 21 in 2020; so, basically,...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

but I think they still lack equipment and ammunition stocks to go faster. If Autumn is dry, they can get some more territorial gains before winter. Some of the photos of the recent offensive shows rain clouds. Has the autumn rain started? I think the Ukrainian forces will be able to operate better ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 15561

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022

It would not be the first time supply of Western engines to China is denied. Canada has prohibited the export of Pratt engines for the the in development 80 seat MA 700 turboprop. There are rumors the MA 700 has been flown with homemade WJ-6C 5100 shp engines derived from an existing military desig...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 15, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 15561

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022

Lightsaber, thanks a lot for such a high quality and informative post. I guess I would have understood very little of that seminar you talk about, but just from the sound of it, looks so interesting. Thank you. I occasionally get to go to very interesting seminars. My next is designing an automated...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 15561

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022

Basically this. China has learned its lesson with semiconductors and SWIFT. The C919 (and related projects) is first and foremost an attempt to sanctions-proof China's civil aviation industry. Have you looked at the bill of materials in the C919? CFM engines, LEAP-1C https://www.safran-group.com/pr...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA closing SFO F/A base on January 31, 2023
Replies: 88
Views: 16899

Re: AA closing SFO f/a base on January 31, 2023

How many RON's did SFO have? I think any CA base that doesn't have a critical mass of RON aircraft where the cost of complying with the break rules is close to or more expensive than the number of hotel rooms that would be needed is at risk. I agree. The fact that is was not turned into a satellite...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The AFU within 20km of Kherson after liberating Kiselyvka: https://www.reddit.com/r/RussiaUkraineWar2022/comments/xe8kkx/the_head_of_the_regional_council_confirmed_that/ From the map in the link, with the next town an intersection, I expect it to be the last toughly defended area prior to Kherson. ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Some encouraging news, if true. An interesting benefit from this week's rout?: https://www.reddit.com/r/RussiaUkraineWar2022/comments/xe7028/russia_cancels_sending_units_to_ukraine_due_to/ I've read from... uncertain sources, that it is mostly reserve junior officers who are refusing to sign contra...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 15561

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022

How many ARJ21'S have been built? Have they sold any to foreign carriers? How many could be realistically built in a month? How many are in domestic fleet, What is the average daily usage?. Almost 70 ARJ21s have been delivered, all to Chinese airlines. They are reports of orders from Indonesia, Lao...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

According to those same people a while ago, Ukraine didn't really exist, so of course the cause for their defeat much be "NATO" instead of the actual, very much existing ukrainians... :roll: Well, they are now clutching at straws and trying lay the blame on anyone other than Putin, so tha...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 15561

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022

For Chinese, this is not a commercial project .. it's their moonshot ... ready to sink treasure to become self-sufficient no matter what the cost. Basically this. China has learned its lesson with semiconductors and SWIFT. The C919 (and related projects) is first and foremost an attempt to sanction...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1238
Views: 266185

Re: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022

"While pay is important....MX (and the pilot job at MX) are not an airline of yore or pilots of yore model. To be home more often...to fly less often...appeals to some pilots." Unfortunately, in my opinion, Mesa's dramatic increase in pay rates changes the market. Either Breeze increases ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8685
Views: 616150

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

A spokesman for Ukrainian military intelligence said Russian troops were surrendering en masse as "they understand the hopelessness of their situation" and an adviser to President Zelenskyy had said there were so many prisoners of war, the country was running out of space to accommodate t...

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 15561

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022

Given the geopolitical climate, I doubt COMAC would ever be able to get EASA or FAA certification even if all their ducks are in a row. I suspect COMAC would be happy with certification from SCO/ASEAN/BRICS aviation authorities, and they'll probably get it from most of those countries. COMAC's curr...

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