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by WingsFan
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Thanks! Regarding the comet, I live in LA - there is way too much air and light pollution to see the comet with the naked eye here. Luckily, cameras pick up stuff that is much much fainter than what you can see. I live in a relatively small city in WNY with not nearly as much pollution as LA and it...

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by WingsFan
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Thanks! Regarding the comet, I live in LA - there is way too much air and light pollution to see the comet with the naked eye here. Luckily, cameras pick up stuff that is much much fainter than what you can see. I live in a relatively small city in WNY with not nearly as much pollution as LA and it...

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by WingsFan
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: WingsFan photos
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: WingsFan photos

Apparently the crop is not tight enough for that with pax windows and door included. I am not sure. Plenty of examples of very similar composition in the database Ex 1: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/0/6/6032603.jpg?v=v45ff4d1936c Ex 2: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airline...

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by WingsFan
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: WingsFan photos
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: WingsFan photos

Yup. CCW rotation too. But I am still confused why this is not appropriate for 'nose' category.

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by WingsFan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: WingsFan photos
Replies: 5
Views: 315

WingsFan photos

I just got a rejection for the following photo with a screener message " Not in nose category". https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/0/5/6071505.jpg?v=v4fe62e10495 Can someone please elaborate on why this is not in 'nose' category ? If not 'nose' what other category is more app...

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by WingsFan
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening : WingsFan
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Pre-screening : WingsFan

Definitely Condor, whats the date? I'll ask a few friends to see if they were out on the same day or if they can find out using a higher up version of FlightAware or FR24. Tim Thanks Tim and Richie! Great eye! Definitely Condor. The logo and engine nacelle color match another photo from 2017 https:...

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by WingsFan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening : WingsFan
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Pre-screening : WingsFan

Can I have comments on the following picture please? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50053202642_fa53996ee4_o.jpg DSC_7091-Edit-2 Frankly, I do not have any information about what airline or what plane this might be. Must I need this information for upload? Regardless, how would I go about findi...

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by WingsFan
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Re-upload of accepted picture
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re-upload of accepted picture

Screeners,
If one uses re-upload feature to fix an accepted photo for some reason, how long does it typically take to show up? Does it do though general screener queue or are there separate , shorter queues for re-uploads?

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by WingsFan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening : WingsFan
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Pre-screening : WingsFan

.removed.

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by WingsFan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 194
Views: 18951

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

BUF / F9 is bringing back the MIA - BUF flights! F9 better hope the boarders are opened by then! That's right . Isn't border opening for general traffic an important consideration any route out of BUF/ IAG? Similarly, lack of tourists to Niagara Falls will also affect BUF traffic significantly this...

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by WingsFan
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India - China clashes at the top of the world
Replies: 48
Views: 3163

Re: India - China clashes at the top of the world

When Modi was reelected I was kind of surprised, one of my friend said India deserves Modi. Couple of decades of steady economic growth made Indian think differently. I would extend that logic and say both countries have the leaders they deserve. I you are not aware, most of the Indian media outlet...

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by WingsFan
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening : WingsFan
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Pre-screening : WingsFan

Unfortunately, the following photo got rejected for 'underexposed'. What do you guys think of the fix? I only bumped up the exposure by a 1/3rd , but looks alright to me. Rejected: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/5/8/6045855.jpg?v=v44fa99069c6 Corrected: https://imgproc.airliners.ne...

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by WingsFan
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening : WingsFan
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Pre-screening : WingsFan

My preference is a little less yellow. But it is passable for the time of day. Jehan Thanks Jehan. I will leave that image as-is, but I reduced yellow slightly from another one taken the same evening. Any comments? AA N127HQ : https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/7/1/6054175.jpg?v=v4b7c...

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by WingsFan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening : WingsFan
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Pre-screening : WingsFan

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 4fa99069c6


WingsFan
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Hello!

I will appreciate a feedback on the following image. It was shot in late evening hours. I am not sure if I should actively reduce evening yellow sunlight or just let it be as seen.

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 4fa99069c6


WingsFan

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by WingsFan
Thu May 28, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actual 747 blown up for movie
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Actual 747 blown up for movie

Livery is awful, but graphic on the tail looks nice!

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by WingsFan
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia
Replies: 30
Views: 1701

Re: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia

All right I need to rant here for a moment. I will preface this with a quick mention that I am not a socialist nor do I believe that capitalism is inherently evil. I consider myself a supporter of the free market. I vote Democrat in the US but tend to the moderate end of the party. However, like ev...

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by WingsFan
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One America News
Replies: 29
Views: 1443

Re: One America News

I'll watch One America every now and then. I prefer Fox News but they're much better than CNN and MSNDC. I've met Graham Ledger a few times through a mutual friend and he's a sharp guy. (I do have a degree from a Top 25 university in the United States). Bless your heart. Sent from my iPhone using T...

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by WingsFan
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's lower House passes controversial citizenship bill
Replies: 82
Views: 3956

Re: India passes law creating religious test for migrants, bans Muslim migrants from acquiring citizenship

The litmus test is simple: how would Indian-origin Hindus react if they were legally obligated twice as long as Indian-origin Christians for acquiring western citizenship. My guess is that Indian-origin Hindus would call it discriminatory and probably launch a constitutional challenge. If we go bac...

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by WingsFan
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's lower House passes controversial citizenship bill
Replies: 82
Views: 3956

Re: India passes law creating religious test for migrants, bans Muslim migrants from acquiring citizenship

I was pretty much on the fence about it based on what I heard here. On one hand religion should not be a test for citizenship in a secular India, so the entire premise of the bill seems unconstitutional. On the other hand, this is not really a citizenship bill, but a bill to decide which refugees ge...

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by WingsFan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict
Replies: 148
Views: 13910

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict

I admit that I haven't read much about this case and my knowledge is superficial regarding facts of this event. From what I have read, my impression is that this was careless but unintentional killing of an innocent man. Shouldn't inadvertent or even callous but unintentional killing be charged as m...

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by WingsFan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 3159

Re: Dash cam

offloaded wrote:
Here in Portugal, they aren't legal unfortunately.


Strange. What's the rationale given for this ban? It seems oddly specific.

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by WingsFan
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 171
Views: 16788

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

I sympathize with the argument that the change to a law that affects a particular region should be done only after consultation with people of the region. This is logical thing to do for most 'normal laws' of governance in a normal state of affairs. However, conditions in Kashmir are far from normal...

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by WingsFan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICE Raids destroying Rural America
Replies: 66
Views: 3655

Re: ICE Raids destroying Rural America

Following the rule of law is destroying rural America? A little dramatic don't you think? But it does right? Many jobs over the last 3 decades have been lost to the cities and overseas from rural America. Some of their last bit of stability has been found by latching onto lower cost workers and kee...

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by WingsFan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 25403

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

Why don't all teams get their own plane 4745345 1) Cost: NFL teams only need 10 round trips for sure (two pre-season, 8 regular season), and maybe up to 4 playoff round trips. That's 28 flying days. You'd have to charter it out to others to make it worth it. 2) Reliability: If you buy one plane, an...

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by WingsFan
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight Simulator Home cockpit project
Replies: 12
Views: 11618

Re: Flight Simulator Home cockpit project

Hello everyone, First post here, although I’ve read the forums for years. I thought this would be a good place to share my home Cockpit project with people who might appreciate it! I’m running X-Plane 11 and mostly use the Zibo-mod 737-800, however I just purchased the Flight Factor 757 and 767 ext...

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by WingsFan
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 38
Views: 3034

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

It can be argued that the question could be constructed differently. Even then , I am just pleasantly surprised to see kids place teaching ahead of being athletes and musicians.

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by WingsFan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2791

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

I wish there would have been a free way to view this in the US. Cricket is not well known in the US, but its a sport I do enjoy watching in a limited over format as the world cup is. (I don't like test cricket personally) That being said, for two teams to score identical points in 50 overs is reall...

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by WingsFan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 40337

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

It seems the airspace closure will continue for a long time. I cannot imagine a scenario where India will agree to Pakistan's demand of withdrawal of forward placed fighter aircraft along its border. “The Indian government approached asking us to open the airspace. We conveyed our concerns that firs...

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by WingsFan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2791

Re: India V NZ cricket world cup

It was a disappointing match from Indian point of view. A complete collapse of top order which had performed brilliantly throughout this tournament....until today. Well done NZ. Great bowling and game planning. Jadeja and Dhoni put up an admirable last stand but obviously Dhoni is not 26 any more an...

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by WingsFan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?
Replies: 16
Views: 1355

Re: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?

Impressive ! I guess it may not be uncommon for pilots flying for a large carrier to fly entire fleet over the course of their careers. Definitely more likely than passengers.

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by WingsFan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off
Replies: 17
Views: 2003

Re: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off

HaveBlue wrote:
WingsFan wrote:
Great video and amazing presence of mind by the pilot ! ..but why was anyone filming this?


People film aircraft taking off and landing all of the time, no surprise there.



Not where Indian Air Force operates. In India aviation photography is a big no-no at IAF locations.

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by WingsFan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off
Replies: 17
Views: 2003

Re: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off

Great video and amazing presence of mind by the pilot ! ..but why was anyone filming this?

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by WingsFan
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 6214

Re: Americans and electric stoves

I have observed that most rental properties have electric stoves. This is particularly true for large rental properties that are managed by commercial companies. I think this may have something to do with lower risk/liability and lower installed cost. That being said, cooking on electric stove is a ...

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by WingsFan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 9843

Re: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019

Exciting times ahead! Chandrayaan-2 is expected to have orbiter, lander and a rover. Very nice!

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by WingsFan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 59813

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

Well if 4/22 is closed,there is nowhere to spot. Guess i'll stay home. Hopefully it won't be too long. There are still quite a few places! Mainly for 28 arrivals the gravel driveway behind the 7/11. Also if you have a lens that is long enough on top of the parking garage especially from the corners...

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by WingsFan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 7000

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

It is just another system. I mean what would people say if aliens landed on earth and they used a base 16 numbering system? And based weights on helium atoms? As long as there is a reference any system can be converted to another and none is in truth superior. They can all accurately measure commun...

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by WingsFan
Thu May 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Politics Megathread
Replies: 131
Views: 21545

Re: Indian Politics Megathread

The delusion index here is off the chart! You may oppose BJP and Modi all you like but insinuation that the elections were sham is simply incorrect.You comparing this with Cuba,China or N Korea is just plain stupid. Not even parties and candidates who lost have questioned the process. Feel free to h...

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by WingsFan
Sun May 19, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Politics Megathread
Replies: 131
Views: 21545

Re: Indian Politics Megathread

So the five week long Indian election was concluded. Any predictions by our Indian members about the results and who will form the next government? Was the Jet collapse had any impact to the election? Every exit poll expects the ruling BJP to continue for another term. While there is a chance that ...

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by WingsFan
Fri May 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where to turn to learn about home buying
Replies: 20
Views: 2043

Re: Where to turn to learn about home buying

(Of course, he tells you to maintain 6 months of your budgetary obligations as an emergency fund so you should always be prepared for a job loss anyways - to this point I do agree!) The latest roadblock from lenders I've been running up against is a requirement to have 12-24 months of mortgage paym...

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by WingsFan
Mon May 13, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?
Replies: 13
Views: 2325

Re: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?

Such a nice response to OP's questions. Well done. I don't know if OP has already disembarked from this thread, but this was insightful. Thanks. joe77, I hope you don't mind if I put your question back on topic, because I don't think you are really asking about the g limits of aircraft. If you are t...

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by WingsFan
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Prescreening WingsFan
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

Re: Pre-Prescreening WingsFan

Thanks Karl and Jehan Here are the updated versions. Can you please comment? 1. Tiker Belle https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32785795007_eea1ffcacd_o.jpg DSC_7242-Edit-2 2. Warbird https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32785793927_5b598278d9_o.jpg 3. DC-3 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/3278579...

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by WingsFan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Prescreening WingsFan
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

Re: Pre-Prescreening WingsFan

Whisky 7

Image

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by WingsFan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Prescreening WingsFan
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

Re: Pre-Prescreening WingsFan

And this one.

Image

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by WingsFan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Prescreening WingsFan
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

Re: Pre-Prescreening WingsFan

Trying postprocessing in only LR for the first time. Feedback please !

Image

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by WingsFan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 6073

Re: Your first...

... First flight: PNQ-BOM LOL. I have always wondered about catering and service for such a short 15 minute flight. Did they serve on the airplane or do they let you dine at the airport pre-boarding :lol: Here's my firsts... ...European airport: London Heathrow (LHR) ...N-American airport: NY Kenne...

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by WingsFan
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India conducts successful Anti Satellite Missile test
Replies: 21
Views: 2468

Re: India conducts successful Anti Satellite Missile test

Another step towards the Kessler syndrome, the one that will likely bring us all backwards 50 in terms of communication development, all in the name of the weaponization of space ? This is off-topic. We can talk space debris retrieval elsewhere. That's right..this is a space debris creation thread....

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by WingsFan
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pipistrel Virus for Indian Air Force
Replies: 5
Views: 2268

Re: Pipistrel Virus for Indian Air Force

angad84 wrote:
Long time ago. In service across a bunch of IAF/IN stations.

Good to know. Seems like a smooth execution of contract.
It's just strange that IAF had to purchase a basic simple ultralight aircraft from a foreign manufacturer. Is there no domestic company capable to making such basic aircraft ?

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by WingsFan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pipistrel Virus for Indian Air Force
Replies: 5
Views: 2268

Pipistrel Virus for Indian Air Force

While browsing for something unrelated, I came across an article suggesting that Slovenian Ultralight manufacturer Pipistrel had signed a sizable deal to supply 192 of it's 'Virus' ultralights to Indian Air Force in 2015. https://archive.is/20151012140700/http://www.flyer.co.uk/aviation-news/newsfee...

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by WingsFan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Alternative Comic Strip
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: The Correct Alternative Comic Strip

Pearls before swine

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by WingsFan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 12405

Re: Politics and the 737Max

If the US arbitrarily recalled the Mercedes S Class then yes I would fully understand if the Germans retaliated in some way. Grounding of 737MAX isn't exactly out of the blue is it? There are still 300 dead people and 2 crashes in a small time frame. Investigations are just getting started and you ...

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