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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIP Helicopter
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: VIP Helicopter

Going by train and coming back by helo, might as well take the helo both ways, it will have to fly that anyway !

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 24
Views: 785

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

The US has already plenty of pony cars with too much power and too little handling, there is no need for one more.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension

That video is crazy. I've never been to the US, I will go soon for a wedding, I think it will be the first and last time. Also, this pension system you have in the US is really strange. A pension should be a part of your income you set aside, that way it can't be "taken away", can't be a b...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 60
Views: 1671

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Are admirals even likely to captain these ships anyway ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 118
Views: 3705

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

Would you say presidents get reelected on their job performance, or on similar premises as when they first got elected ? I don't know what would be better for Trump, but keep in mind he didn't win by much. He can have 99% support and better numbers in states he won easily, he only needs to lose a fe...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 121
Views: 12202

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

That’s not as bad as it may sound. I’m not denying that it is an eye watering amount of money, but BellSouth took multiple hits of over a billion just for restructuring about 20 years ago. What they do is take a loss on the books upfront and then reduce the accrual as they pay out the penalties in ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit

I don't think the yuan will be a big reserve currency (yet), but certainly emerging countries will see less and less need to own dollars.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 60
Views: 1671

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

There are a lot of things wrong with this post but I'm not going to take the time and effort to push back on all the misguided statements. But I will say that Saudi Arabia has never been "the big power in the region", they were just a bunch of desert tribes people until the British came a...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit

Have you heard of the petroyuan ? Do you know it's convertible in gold ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 60
Views: 1671

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

An operation to kill a dictator might have worked, and been a good idea, in the case of Saddam, Qadhafi, or Al Assad, but Iran is another matter entirely, you're not going to achieve anything good even if the mission is a success.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit

The difference between Obama's deficit and Trump's deficit is that Obama went through a recovery, a deficit is normal and needed during such times. Trump's deficit is during good times, and the money doesn't go where it's useful. Combined with the attacks on global trade, this could kill the dollar'...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 24
Views: 1757

Re: 2019 Tour de France

Wow, what a finish !

Alaphilippe better than all the "leaders", what's going on ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 24
Views: 785

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

Actually I just learned Chevrolet is leaving Europe, not enough sales to justify adapting the cars to our market. Too bad.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 24
Views: 785

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGCJu2OaAg

Lots of bonus points from me.
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From this video, you can remove the roof panel from the coupe and put it in the trunk, so it's kind of a targa : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGCJu2OaAg

Lots of bonus points from me.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 24
Views: 785

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

The Corvette used to be good value, but to me, if I put that kind of money in a car (a used one anyway), I want the engine behind me, and rear wheel drive. Maybe because the only sport I watch is F1. So this new Corvette is clearly on my radar. Problem is, in 5 years when it will be reasonable to bu...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS

No. A couple weeks ago I drove through Paris in the middle of the night, with tons of red lights along the way, instead of using the much faster route along the "périf" boulevard, because the car I was driving (not mine) had its navigation system reset with "shortest route" selec...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German firm allegedly approved Brazil dam structure knowing it was unsafe: 300 died
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: German firm allegedly approved Brazil dam structure knowing it was unsafe: 300 died

Apparently TUV SUD bought a local company, probably not many Germans involved in the decision. When someone wanted to make Germany aware, it was discouraged. Also, they didn't falsify the certification exactly, they changed the "nature" of the dam on paperwork, so that its failings would p...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid

Apparently they also had a Mirage cockpit to go with it.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8104

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

What about the guy who took off his pants (and socks) on that Air France flight awhile back? The flight attendants simply shrugged. The passenger next to him was a bit ruffled, but settled down and everyone managed to finish the flight without having multiple melt downs. Personally, the socks/no so...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Shed has found a new home
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: The Shed has found a new home

A large turboprop with no pressurized cabin would be utterly useless in western europe, you surely mean ?

That's an island hopper, or an aircraft to go to and from a tricky place not far away, not a commuter aircraft.

Or my preferred use, to jump out of it, of course !

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 85
Views: 22574

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

It's possible usual testing didn't go into the kind of situation where this would appear. In the case of MCAS, didn't Boeing know there would be a problem even before first flight, then it appeared more dire than anticipated ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever
Replies: 18
Views: 1230

Re: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever

Instead of investing, companies are using cheap credit to buy back shares. Shares go up, but nothing more is produced, there are no earnings to talk about aside from the tax break, it's all smoke and mirrors.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8104

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

If airlines want to enforce a dress code, then do so, but make it well known what that dress code actually is. I don't see anything wrong with her outfit.

EC135C wrote:
She has no class. Just an attention grabbing wannbe. Kick her off.


So only classy people can fly in your world ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid

That's a new one ! Queue Salvini talking about immigrants to brush this under the rug.

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11529

Re: France to charge aviation tax

AirwayBill : Emmanuel Macron has "destroyed" the rail network in two years of power ? No small feat ! A rail network needs lots of investment and maintenance, that's true. Now if employees work few hours, and few years in their lives, despite good salaries, benefits and pensions, surely th...

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6133

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Wahhabists are sunni muslims who believe most people (including most muslims) are going to hell because they don't practice the religion correctly. It was born in Saudi Arabia.

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uber helicopter service @ JFK
Replies: 8
Views: 2012

Re: Uber helicopter service @ JFK

What about using boats ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11529

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Alternative proposals are to tax kerosene, or to just ban flights that can be made by train. I'm sure this tax will be far less disruptive.

anrec80 : the US has no problem imposing its laws all over the world, like with the Iranian sanctions, why the surprise when others are doing the same ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 120
Views: 4173

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

bennett123 wrote:
So when he said that he would want a third party to be present, who did she suggest?.


She said she was a grown woman and didn't need a chaperone.

The guy could have provided his own, BTW.

And if it's a bus, I'm sure he's not driving it, so there we have it, the driver !

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 24
Views: 1757

Re: 2019 Tour de France

The breakaway won in the end, with Daryl Impey the winner of his first tour stage.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident PAST: THY Turk Hava Yollari DC-10 Lost in Paris
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Re: Incident PAST: THY Turk Hava Yollari DC-10 Lost in Paris

I think it would depend on the cause of the crash. Here for example the door was locked incorrectly. The design was partly to blame, so any DC-10 flight could have ended up like this (and one other almost did), so the flight just before this one was not special.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22989

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

So permafrost in the middle of nowhere is melting because of cities, is that what you're saying ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22989

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

And everyone and everything needs to be refashioned so that less CO2 emissions are produced. You're going to find a lot of people in this forum who do not accept the science behind that position. I’ll add that there are many people in this forum who don’t accept the fake pseudoscience behind that p...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22989

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

The problem is, it is not scientifically proven that carbon dioxide is the major forcing of temperature over the last hundred years. It is assumed that it is and it is supposedly backed up by computer models projecting warming, the problem though is that the computer models have to date been specta...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7812

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

If no woman had flown this route before, it would have been a good idea to include one on the flight crew.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

Is it really that quick to cross the border ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2021
Views: 107626

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

With regards to suspening parliament or refusing to table bills to ensure MP's cannot have a say i have often thought for the fanatical "Brexit at any cost" crowd the democracy is their percived end point - it does not necessarily need to be part of the process as long as Brexit is achiev...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3318

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Personally I'm not interested in the UAE already, I hate malls, I could visit a couple of museums and that's it. I would add to the discussion, however, that the UAE gets lots of tourism from countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, "islamic tourism" from people who want to escape their c...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 24
Views: 1757

Re: 2019 Tour de France

Well training has improved now, nutrition, high altitude training. But I won't bet on everyone being clean.

Seeing a lot of leaders in difficulty yesterday is a good sign.

They were all stopped passing the line, that was impressive !

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22989

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

As for the fate of the human race, we're pretty resilient, I'm not worried about that. I'm worried about living in a wasteland, with much less animals around, more severe weather, maybe bloody wars over resources like water, an overall lesser experience than what can be had today, just because some ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22989

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I mean, WTH is he thinking???? If he's so concerned about short distance travel, get rid of some of your planes that will then force people to take a train b/c there are no flights. Actually it's not the same thing at all. If people want to fly as much, and KLM removes flights, then another airline...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 117
Views: 3993

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Raise the corporate tax to some sensible level and you'll be able to afford shiny jets.

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11529

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Actually the CAP helps local production, I don't see how doing away with it would reduce transportation. Once Belgium has finally broken up and Wallonia becomes French again, I'm sure we can do away with Strasbourg :d I don't think economists have found a better way than carbon pricing to tackle cli...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1260

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

I wonder why the embassy didn't deny everything ? Too obviously true to no be real ?

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 120
Views: 4173

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Democrats don't care one bit about infidelity, and rape is another matter entirely. They point out hypocrisy. Like Airstud is suggesting, that guy has probably some stuff in his closet. Even if some of his potential constituents follow similar rules, they don't care enough to vote on them, or Trump ...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 80
Views: 4847

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I'm sure if there's something of interest there, it's well hidden/underground, so that even people working there but not on these interesting things don't know what it is, so this is pointless.

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1260

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

I'm not convinced an ambassador to the US is very useful right now, or rather, he's very useful, but not to talk to Trump, rather to talk to the adults in the room. So putting a lapdog in the job will serve no purpose. In France ambassador is a career, nonetheless anyone can get appointed, usually t...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 24
Views: 1757

Re: 2019 Tour de France

I'm not a huge cycling fan but I watch the TDF (and nothing else). I won't try to predict anything for the yellow jersey at this stage, Sagan seems in good form for sure. Lots of praise for Alaphillipe from other riders, but I have to wonder if it's all sincere, or if some are not trying to win favo...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1155

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

Petty criminals aren't usually very bright, however they usually understand that you need to try and cover your tracks. Filming your crime is another level of dumb.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11529

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Also remember that gasoline and diesel as well as electrical power are heavily taxed (up to 60 % of the sales price is taxes). Usually for "ecologic reasons". Meanwhile, Jet-A is tax-free. I don't think flying should be inherently expensive, but the cost of energy should definitely be com...

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