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by Aesma
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 80
Views: 15117

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

All current airliners are all low winged, twin engined, conventional tailed monoplanes with engines under the wings for a reason. That is structurally and aerodynamically the most efficient layout, at lest for a tube with wings. A BWB would undoubtedly be more efficient, but that is the only concep...

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 50
Views: 1970

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

It's depressing but also...what is the alternative? We were there for 20 years, after going in with *zero* plan for nation building once we toppled the Taliban the first time. Makes you re-think about our foreign strategies and policies. What did we learn here? What did our soldiers die for, what a...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 73
Views: 5328

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

Well yeah if what the Trump org has done is any indication his tax filings might show him as almost bankrupt, on purpose !

Although he might well be that in practice, too.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 364
Views: 25361

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

One can argue the exact same thing of LH, given Mercedes-Benz's constant whining. Red Bull introduced the flexwing that makes their cars more aerodynamic on the straight? Mercedes-Benz whines to the FIA. Red Bull managed to perfect a quick pitstop, Mercedes-Benz whines to the FIA. Both times the FI...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 10661

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

It was called French Blue until JetBlue made a stink.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 364
Views: 25361

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Red Bull's constant whining while MV's supporters brand LH the whiner makes me laugh and goes some way to make Max unlikeable (he's not there just yet). One can argue the exact same thing of LH, given Mercedes-Benz's constant whining. Red Bull introduced the flexwing that makes their cars more aero...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 364
Views: 25361

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Easy out there for the stewarts, no new evidence, case closed. Lots of rumours that Red Bull’s main new evidence is GPS data which shows that Hamilton was never as fast through Copse on any other lap in the race. However, I’m really struggling to grasp how the stewards can consider “the future” whe...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 364
Views: 25361

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

How long before a team quits the championship mid-season to spend all remaining money onto the following season's car ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 39001

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

The law is 100 pages long : https://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/dyn/15/textes/l15b3875_projet-loi.pdf And there will probably be 10000 pages of decrees on top. Banning short flights is like half a page, there are plenty of other measures (some of them also targeting aviation, for example expanding ai...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 364
Views: 25361

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Red Bull want the penalty increased but will need to present new evidence which was not available at the time of the original inquiry for seven-time world champion Hamilton to be sanctioned further. Easy out there for the stewarts, no new evidence, case closed. Everyone in the sport is saying day i...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 125
Views: 22312

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

So sad to hear. It's just my opinion but it seems the FAA doesn't care about safety unless it's the airlines. While airline flying has gotten significantly safer over the decades, general aviation has not. Way too many accidents occurring. Why don't they address this? General aviation is a very bro...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 39001

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

As long as we're not spending several percentage points of GDP towards the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we're doing it wrong.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1639

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Has the kid done anything positive towards native americans since then, to alleviate any doubts we might have ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Director of phony AZ audit barred from audit after sharing data that matches official tally
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Director of phony AZ audit barred from audit after sharing data that matches official tally

It's just a con, the longer it lasts the more money the company is making.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

In France we just have transitioned to a similar way to pay income tax (through the paycheck) when before we paid manually and a year later, so we have now potential refunds, and tax credits that are credited in advance, more helpful that getting them a year later. One very big tax credit is when yo...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 39001

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Of course this is bunk by the French. But it brings out the doomsdayers that almost relish the hysterics, while needlessly trashing an industry we purportedly love. And while the science is "settled", the solutions are not. There are a whole host of economists and experts that argue targe...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

So are you saying you're getting a tax credit that you're not eligible for ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2536
Views: 170696

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Keeping a reservoir of 20 millions kids for the virus isn't a great idea either.

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2536
Views: 170696

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Yeah in the US he would be called a communist considering his economic positions.

Using "pro-choice" slogans is definitely something coming from the US though, since here there is virtually no debate about abortion, it is easy to get, and free, since the 70's.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2536
Views: 170696

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

In France with the rise of vaccinations following the imposition of a "sanitary passport", there were fears we would run out of vaccines, however Moderna will cover the shortfall. I wonder how the UK will vaccinate the young since they don't have enough Pfizer and don't seem to have ordere...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"
Replies: 61
Views: 5394

Re: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"

cedarjet wrote:
The embedded carbon created by building new planes is worse than flying old gas guzzlers til they’re ready to drop. Same with cars, if you want to help the environment, don’t buy a Tesla, keep driving your 2003 Ford til it’s ready for scrapping


Any numbers to back that up ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 69
Views: 2679

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

I watch only F1, which can be boring, but at least the cars are moving most of the time. I can watch football (soccer) from time to time, same, it's moving most of the time. Rugby, american football, baseball, cricket, where play is stopped most of the time, I can't watch.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First commitment for the "new" IL-114-300
Replies: 27
Views: 6021

Re: First commitment for the "new" IL-114-300

armagnac2010 : I'm sure there were Russians who understood the issue, but geopolitics squashed their hopes, when their president decided to start a couple of wars...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 18
Views: 1295

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

What's "funny" is that it's the US closing the border, despite COVID being under control (for now) in Canada, and out of control in the US !

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 364
Views: 25361

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

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Youtube's algorithm suggested this vid : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkAoSghdD6Y

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61742

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

So for the bipartisan congress investigation into this the GOP wants to include a couple of members who are involved in causing it ? What if they need to be heard ?

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"
Replies: 61
Views: 5394

Re: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"

One has to also consider, that maintaining a young fleet requires a quick turnaround of aircrafts. This implies heavy manufacturing and scrapping pollutions that might be more polluting than this 34% CO2 emissions. This! When you look at the lifecycle of equipment. Raw Materials to Manufacturing an...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 78
Views: 5104

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

This however, for me is Wally Funk's day, if it is the case that Bezos is stepping back from Amazon to devote more time to Blue Origin, this flight will likely make him even more focused. Not to give Bezos much credit, but the Wally Funk point and the “crew” selection by BO was definitely a much be...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 364
Views: 25361

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

A couple corners before, Lewis is in front on the outside, shouldn't Max have slowed down then ? He crossed from the inside of the turn to the outside of the track as if Lewis wasn't there either, fortunately Lewis had backed out instead.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 1646

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

In France schools teach morals and civics (since more than a century).

examples of the topics :

good and bad
right and wrong
dignity
individual freedom and its limits
politeness
fraternity
solidarity
justice

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 364
Views: 25361

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Both cars side by side and Max turning as if Lewis isn't there :

Image

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 364
Views: 25361

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Well VER was all over the place until there, several times the wheels off the track, weaving like mad, I know who looked like a rookie ! At the time of impact VER was turning towards HAM like he wasn't there. I'm 100% sure if VER hadn't crashed, the exact same contact between them wouldn't have led ...

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 364
Views: 25361

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Hamilton is some of the most dangerous drivers on the grid if you are ahead of him in a Red Bull... ALB x2 and now VER Maybe he should stop being a F1 race driver, and just be given the keys of the safety car. So many people call him the greatest of all times. He might have the titles, but I am not...

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 12857

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

I agree that the engine nacelles look massive.

Unlike the charging cable, which looks like what an electric car uses, meaning it can't draw that much power. Max for cars is 350kW, over that you need a bigger cable, and maybe active cooling on the cable.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 87029

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

Not having enough trust to climb at MTOW on one engine is one thing, but not enough trust to maintain altitude with a plane that should be below MTOW is another, no ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5840

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

" we have to wear the complete uniform and be 100% in compliance." What does that mean exactly, in what way is he not in compliance ? Is there a rule that if you wear a dress you need to shave (including legs) ? Is lipstick also mandatory ? Imagine that same guy, shaven and with lipstick, ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5840

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

About how to call someone, my country hasn't caught up with that yet, and since I'm rather conservative regarding the French language, there will definitely be issues with all the variations. I would hope that man would accept to be called either way, and correct us if needed, but in a friendly mann...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3513

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

Colbert made me chuckle with his translation of CPAC : Caucasian People Are Complaining

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5915

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

I agree but she could get training for that. The end result doesn't have to be good, she just has to "survive" the press conference. Should be much less work than being a tennis champion...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 95946

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Another thing is that vacations are sacred in France, it's basically our religion. So we'll go to some length to save them if needed.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 95946

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

6 weeks earlier would have been possible. Politicians suspected they had the power but maybe not to that extent. And there will also be a backlash (protests across France today). And doing it now has an advantage : people can't argue the pandemic is at its lowest, despite that being the case for dea...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 6917

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

I heard on the radio the other day that technical skills lose value after 18 months. The advantage of a diploma isn't necessarily what you learn, but the fact it proves you can learn. My company spends 5-10K a year on my technical training (and I don't even have a Master's), some of which it must do...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1169

Re: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe

Some flooding in France but not too bad yet, however it has been raining for days so the ground must be full of water already.

Time for Merkel to call for closing the coal plants and restarting the nuclear ones maybe.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 10661

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

Did ATC know the go around was initiated because of a windshear alert ?

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 10661

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

Case study for single pilot ops. The story doesn’t mention souls on board but they’d all be in heaven by now. Not really. Well it's an interesting case, but for example I would expect the autopilot to be always on in single pilot ops. And there wouldn't be confusion about who is doing what, or wors...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada to back Pratt & Whitney turboprop hybrid engine technology -sources
Replies: 18
Views: 2491

Re: Canada to back Pratt & Whitney turboprop hybrid engine technology -sources

There can't be a big battery as that would hurt fuel economy.

My guess is a turbine tailored for cruise, coupled to an electric engine that adds power for take-off. During descent the electric engine in regen mode can recharge the battery.

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