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by Aesma
Mon May 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 95
Views: 8579

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

The main pilot would be the autopilot. Like today, some of you might say, but no, I mean the person in the cockpit would do nothing but look at what the computer is doing. And communications, maybe. Of course that's easier said than done, see "safety drivers" in autonomous cars that can't ...

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by Aesma
Mon May 20, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 2936

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Who thinks the thread should be renamed ?

Maybe not the "USA threat", but at least something more neutral, pointing out the USA is doing all the sabre rattling ?

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by Aesma
Mon May 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 30
Views: 1136

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-attacks-fox-news-chris-wallace-over-positive-democrat-coverage-1429938 Everyone should have expected this. If you do anything Trump finds personally offensive he lashes out against you. I wonder if this will trigger backlash from his supporters for turning on f...

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by Aesma
Mon May 20, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 25
Views: 1207

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Well the only real solution is education, teach critical thinking and people won't fall for the first thing seen on facebook.

Easier said than done.

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by Aesma
Mon May 20, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 5884

Re: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s

Are these people that critical ? If they were, wouldn't there regularly be deaths in flight, diversions ?

I get the impression it's quite stable patients, not emergencies.

For example in an article I read it was a burn victim.

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by Aesma
Mon May 20, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester Airport without fuel due to power cut
Replies: 15
Views: 2067

Re: Manchester Airport without fuel due to power cut

I doubt a power "cut" is the culprit, an airport surely has power coming from several points around the property, so unless there is a major blackout in the region, power is getting there. Now some electric installation might have problems, probably something directly related to fuel deliv...

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by Aesma
Sun May 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 5884

Re: TN issues with the 789..

This just sounds like, I/we must be treated in France, because I'm/we're French. Never mind the fact that the aircraft stop in a country with some of the best health care in the world, even if it is outrageously expensive and then they have to endure another 10-11 hour flight. Nobody wants to be tr...

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by Aesma
Sun May 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 54
Views: 9263

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

I haven't watched it yet, but I will. I strongly believe that a similar accident could have happened in the western world. I would like all pilots to be perfect piloting gods, but I know it isn't so, and even though accidents are rare, they happen, even to western pilots. How can one argue that a US...

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by Aesma
Sun May 19, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 7728

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

The article stated rail in Sweden was seeing increases in traffic while air travel was down. So that’s a lie? The Swedish are lying about their own system? People who are ditching air for rail are city dwellers, so they don't go north anyway, but south. Still, if people live in the north by choice,...

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by Aesma
Sun May 19, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 7728

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

I suggest some people watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNvzZfsC13o The simple fact is that using batteries is going to be near impossible for aviation thanks to weight, remembering that even if batteries could be reduced to a weight similar to fuel for energy output the aircraft co...

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by Aesma
Sun May 19, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 2936

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Well Saudi territory is far more likely to be attacked than US territory in a war with Iran, so it might be the truth.

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by Aesma
Sun May 19, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 5884

Re: TN issues with the 789..

I'm sure emergency care is fine in Tahiti, now if you need to spend months in a burn unit or something like that, then Paris seems appropriate. The comparison with Iceland is flawed, Iceland is a country, of course they won't evacuate people elsewhere.

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by Aesma
Sat May 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

They're in decline where they have been implementing center-right policies.

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by Aesma
Sat May 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?
Replies: 14
Views: 3783

Re: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?

Yeah you have to wonder if they're on drugs or what, moving along slowly as a jet is seconds away !

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by Aesma
Sat May 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where to turn to learn about home buying
Replies: 19
Views: 1002

Re: Where to turn to learn about home buying

Here in France real estate has been going up pretty much all my life, since more than 25 years ago. The economic crash didn't affect this, because here everybody has a fixed interest mortgage, and if you lose your job you have good unemployment benefits, so people didn't lose their home, consequentl...

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by Aesma
Sat May 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2428

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

For all his rhetoric Trump has done absolutely nothing to change the NATO situation. There are still countless US military bases in Europe, for example. I would be glad if all that was gone, if there was no more pressure on EU states to buy US military hardware, to support Israel, etc., but that has...

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by Aesma
Sat May 18, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019

RIP I was only a kid when the Louvre pyramid was built so I can't give an opinion about the mood at the time, what I find funny is that this part of the palace wasn't even part of the museum, it was the finance ministry, so I can't see why people would care so much. The pyramid is striking of course...

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by Aesma
Sat May 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Garbage disposal, interstellar?
Replies: 25
Views: 983

Re: Garbage disposal, interstellar?

In the EU at least there are regulations to reduce landfilling, in France what is being debated now is to ban the practice completely. Sending waste into space is like using an atomic bomb to kill weeds, it makes no sense. It has been studied though, but only for nuclear waste. The result of the stu...

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by Aesma
Thu May 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 7728

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

With current technology, what makes the most sense is kerosene made out of renewable sources. Since the EU has opened its sugar market, the price has dropped, and countless beet producers are being driven to bankruptcy, and are stopping their production. Surely they could continue to make the same a...

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by Aesma
Thu May 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 2936

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

With NK having shot a few missiles the other day, and China not blinking, it's clear for all to see that Trump doesn't know what he's doing. If he's allowed to start a war with Iran, there is no way he will be the only one taking the blame for it. All those who let him do it, and led him to do it, w...

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by Aesma
Thu May 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 7728

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Will our children and grandchildren want to travel when all those beautiful places will have been ravaged by pollution and climate change, animals extinct, etc. ? There will be much less incentive to travel. And video "presence" will get better and better, for business people. No. There wi...

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by Aesma
Thu May 16, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 131
Views: 18060

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

You can tell who’s not British in this thread. Afternoon Tea is the name of a meal. It doesn’t necessarily mean it comes with a tea beverage. Infact Champagne is actually the most popular drink with afternoon tea amongst the younger generation these days. This is a bit like complaining that Disney ...

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by Aesma
Thu May 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2428

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

Here is the real motivation behind this one. Protecting US exports. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/us-natural-gas-exports-to-europe-surge-nearly-300 The European Union announced Thursday that its imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas have climbed 272% since 2016, with the steepest...

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by Aesma
Thu May 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 35
Views: 1812

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

flipdewaf wrote:
I think mostly it’s lonely people trying to get attention through being contrarian. It’s almost like teenage ‘goths’ trying to be different.

Fred


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Aka attention whores.

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by Aesma
Wed May 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 10612

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

At my airline we do not exclude applicants who "never flew in a plane as a kid." If that's a "what not to say," your recruiters are dummies. That's not what he said. He said "I flew as a kid" in the sense "I have only flown when I was a kid". So as an adult t...

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by Aesma
Wed May 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1633

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

Those things look ridiculous, in France we just have a big one and you manage it by instinct : https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/Rlx76fnQCc6JVVYnRGRcSA--~A/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAw/http://media.zenfs.com/fr-FR/homerun/article.bfmbusiness.com/544065acb201eaff49e326865a023e9c

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by Aesma
Wed May 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 9409

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

A modern church already exists in Paris, the Sacré-Cœur. With the current left-wing leanings of Paris, a new one would never be built, in fact there is a greater probability that the Sacré-Cœur would be razed, as it was built specifically as a symbol of conservatism, against socialism !

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by Aesma
Wed May 15, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1633

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

I was surprised to not see roundabouts being mentioned !

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by Aesma
Tue May 14, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12573

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

What would happen if an airliner needed to make a diversion while it was flying over NK? - Let's say somebody had an an engine failure. Would they divert to a North Korean Airport? I'm not trying to be all negative here. But something like this is definitely possible and airline need to be very pre...

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by Aesma
Tue May 14, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12573

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

johns624 wrote:
Many don't seem to realize the difference between a ballistic missile test and a SAM.


An AF flight came close enough to a NK missile on its way down some time ago. Pilots and passengers reported it.

That was far away from NK itself...

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by Aesma
Tue May 14, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2428

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

Well the EU is actually a political entity, it's his job to try and make it go forward.

Last time I checked NATO isn't supposed to be that.

It should be the EU doing something about that pipeline, if anything.

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by Aesma
Tue May 14, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 1862

Re: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

The whales' idea (or dolphins) is not about ramming the ships, but carrying explosives to them (suicide missions).

I doubt you could hit the stern reliably, though.

To me it looks like the work of military divers.

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by Aesma
Tue May 14, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 124
Views: 12499

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Moving beyond the racism and dick jerking in this thread to a more fundamental question: if the US-China trade relationship was so bad for so long (ie so “against” US interests), why have corporate elites actively reproduced this relationship? I have a slight suspicion that trade balances aren’t ev...

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by Aesma
Tue May 14, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 124
Views: 12499

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

This is not good news folks, for Boeing or for anybody. It is going to complicate things immeasurably. Just think of the complications if this goes ahead. It is going to be much more difficult doing business for Aviation suppliers. I do hope this is sorted out before the effects start to be felt. F...

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by Aesma
Tue May 14, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16129

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

You said it yourself - ambiguous. In this case, very ambiguous. It's like comparing a 1999 Corvette to a 2019 Corvette. Yet another case of media sensationalism. Actually there isn't a single common part between a 1999 'vette and a 2019 one. There are thousands of common parts between the 737NG and...

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by Aesma
Tue May 14, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2428

U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

In the latest uptick of trans-Atlantic tensions, European ships involved in the construction of a controversial gas pipeline from Russia to Germany could be subject to U.S. sanctions under a new bipartisan bill that will be introduced in the U.S. Senate as early as Monday. https://foreignpolicy.com...

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by Aesma
Sun May 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

The Nissan Note hybrid is like that. It's an electric car, with a small battery, and a gas engine that is only a generator.

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by Aesma
Sun May 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 9409

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Personally I didn't like the spire before the fire. I didn't imagine it being removed or lost like it was, but I can't say I regret it. That proposal glass structure looks striking. The garden idea is another story, you still have a millenia old building beneath, it doesn't seem like a good idea to ...

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by Aesma
Sun May 12, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6495

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

Yeah, like those DL women who smoked that 727 at DFW because they were too busy talking about another crash caused by pilot error, lack of experience and poor airmanship to deploy the flaps on their plane before takeoff. Oh, wait, never mind. Wrong gender, my bad. I'm sure we could go on though. . ...

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by Aesma
Sun May 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

Just some thoughts. After driving a Prius several years (they have an amazing range, upwards of 600 miles with a 12 gallon tank), I switched to a non-hybrid RAV4 with all the safety features, I just don't drive enough to justify the expense of a hybrid anymore. I am thinking that a plug in hybrid, ...

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by Aesma
Sun May 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

From what I read they do the compression ignition at partial load, and the usual spark ignition at high load. They also control the air admission as to control the compression. That way they avoid making diesel like emissions at high load. They do the reverse on their diesel engines, lowering their ...

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by Aesma
Sun May 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 706
Views: 45652

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I watched a couple videos about British immigrants in Spain (they call themselves expats, but to me that applies to working individuals, not retirees), they're very worried, even though some of them voted for Brexit ! There was one who defended her vote with the usual suspects : "they come to o...

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by Aesma
Sat May 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1829

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

I wonder why all these fundamental christians don't speak Aramaic, you know, the language Jesus spoke ? Seems like a good first step if you're serious about your religion. Um... so everyone can read and understand it rather than rely on false readings by the so called “enlightened” few, as was the ...

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by Aesma
Sat May 11, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 706
Views: 45652

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I don't think many in the EU want the UK to stay in the political side of things, at least not a majority. Stay in a close relationship, "Brexit in name only", sure, because then EU countries wouldn't take an economic hit, so it's the best of both worlds. But at the end of the day the main...

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by Aesma
Sat May 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"
Replies: 16
Views: 814

Re: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"

I don't watch hockey but for the little I've seen, a couple matches at the olympics, it's supposed to be 10 times faster than this, isn't it ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1874

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Is it not just common sense to have insurance on place before any trip to cover such possibilities? No matter where you are going. I agree with that but I wonder how many people actually do it, especially in these times of cheap flights meaning you can take several trips a year, do you really think...

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by Aesma
Sat May 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2221

Re: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019

Does the 50/57 limit include small piston aircraft ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1829

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

I wonder why all these fundamental christians don't speak Aramaic, you know, the language Jesus spoke ? Seems like a good first step if you're serious about your religion.

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by Aesma
Sat May 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzhorod in Ukraine
Replies: 24
Views: 3465

Re: Uzhorod in Ukraine

I see that Motor Sich is selling engines to China, but aside from that, their main clients used to be Russia and puppet states of Russia, so they must surely be in trouble ?

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by Aesma
Fri May 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 7754

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

Look at that propeller. And the tarmac is wet. It's like the plane and the truck danced with each other.

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