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by Aesma
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1863

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

Thanks

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA/DARPA 2027 Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Demonstrator
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: NASA/DARPA 2027 Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Demonstrator

High temperature gas reactors are not something I'm thrilled about.

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents found at Mike Pence's Home
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Classified Documents found at Mike Pence's Home

Time to print copies on paper that will blank after a few weeks or something.

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and related topics discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 5101

Re: NATO and related topics discussion

Well the USSR had plenty of unions, didn't stop their industry collapsing. It made sense to have industry leaders come. The problem is rather to have left a few mafia type guys take over entire industries that were previously nationalized.

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max Legal Saga Continues
Replies: 22
Views: 5004

Re: Boeing 737 Max Legal Saga Continues

Avatar2go wrote:
The DoJ lead prosecutor for the Boeing investigation, some time afterwards took a job with the law firm that represented Boeing. Nothing whatever was improper about that, it happens all the time. It just means she is a good attorney.


I'd say it's totally improper. Did you mean nothing illegal ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 110961

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

Was UK offered the codes to integrate Meteor? If so, why is LM doing it? My guess is it's a business decision. The US government can provide the interface (they control that) but aircraft side intellectual property still belongs to LM. bt The 'special' relationship is not so special, is it? I recal...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?
Replies: 31
Views: 913

Re: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?

The Daily Telegraph's front page tries to help Andy...or maybe to sink him ? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2023/01/27/photo-clears-duke-york-bath-sex/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/royal-family/2023/01/27/TELEMMGLPICT000323451498_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqLUm2LqZ7QfPrWh62iB90NVTmGTZwRSZ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 28, 2023 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and related topics discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 5101

Re: NATO and related topics discussion

Macron made clear that the French would only answer a nuclear strike if France is threatened. Any link to that claim? If true, it is imho safe to say that the Franco-German plan on sidelining NATO to create "EU Army" is a stillborn. Killed to those who conceived it and pushed hardest for ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 28, 2023 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air France studying CDG-MSY for 2024 launch
Replies: 48
Views: 7641

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France studying CDG-MSY for 2024 launch

crjflyboy wrote:
I can see it with the preponderance of distant French heritage in the area .. daily ? I don't think so though ..


What does distant French heritage implies, though ? There are no family ties across several centuries...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1863

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

Interesting. Is radiation actually measured, could pilots maybe wear devices similar to nuclear reactors' workers ?

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?
Replies: 31
Views: 913

Re: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?

I agree that a 17yo being passed around at a party is unsavory but wouldn't make a scandal everywhere. Now let's remember the crime that got Epstein in jail the first time : In 2005, police in Palm Beach, Florida, began investigating Epstein after a parent reported that he had sexually abused her 14...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of the Turkish Air Force
Replies: 45
Views: 6357

Re: Future of the Turkish Air Force

F-35s fly with radar reflectors when not used in a warzone so the number doesn't really matter.

Are Eurofighter a real possibility, would Germany greenlight them ?

If they became used against Greece's Rafales, that could get interesting...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?
Replies: 31
Views: 913

Re: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?

Let's say he makes this go away.

Wasn't he still great friends with Epstein, over many years, even after he was convicted ?

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic Overture Development - 2023
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: Boom Supersonic Overture Development - 2023

It's not the weight it's the speed on the runway.

Maybe they think they can build an engineless airframe, and engine manufacturers will be impressed and develop an engine for it ? :d

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Marines looking to disperse around Okinawa Islands
Replies: 20
Views: 3125

Re: US Marines looking to disperse around Okinawa Islands

It's certainly not up to me to decide if US forces should stay, I have some familiarity with the subject due to my nationality : long before my birth our president Charles de Gaulle asked all US forces to leave France... There is no doubt that the bases have a strategic importance for the US, now, d...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1863

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Aesma wrote:
What is a "solar radiation mitigation program" ?


The program forecast solar radiation at high latitudes, tracks crews do they don’t exceed a certain cumulative radiation exposure.


Over the year ?

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and related topics discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 5101

Re: NATO and related topics discussion

It's still not a good look for the "religion of peace" but that's OT. I mean it caused massive demonstrations in Yemen, a country in the middle of a civil war + war with Saudi Arabia !

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident
Replies: 287
Views: 56445

Re: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident

How detrimental for the airplane is it to go without power for 1 minute while bridge power gets hooked up? God forbid people have to sit in the dark on the plane for 45 seconds. I suspect maybe it deletes stuff out of your FMC, resets a bunch of systems or whatever else... but does that matter at t...

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and related topics discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 5101

Re: NATO and related topics discussion

My bad I thought it was in NATO. The can of worms is that it's in the EU but I guess it's less of one since Turkey's accession to the EU is dead and buried. When Erdogan came to power that was going well, not sure it could really happen but at least Turkey was checking more and more boxes, now we're...

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1863

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

What is a "solar radiation mitigation program" ?

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School warned 3 times before teacher shot
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: School warned 3 times before teacher shot

So one adult checked the backpack, thought the kid had put the gun in his pocket, but didn't feel like they could pat down the kid ?

Some freedoms will have to give, I guess.

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Now Investigating Carriers for Selling Tickets on Phantom Flights They Don't Plan to Operate
Replies: 93
Views: 13795

Re: US DOT Now Investigating Carriers for Selling Tickets on Phantom Flights They Don't Plan to Operate

So, can other businesses advertise a product and a price, without any intention of delivering ? So that when you go to the shop, they don't have the product, or they have it at another price or some other color or something ?

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and related topics discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 5101

Re: NATO and related topics discussion

Turkey leaving NATO when it's in dire economic straits, and doing things that could rapidly get it sanctioned, economic ties cut with the EU and USA, doesn't seem like a plan for the country actually surviving. As an example, one of the most popular French cars, the Renault Clio (I'm on my third) is...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 3861

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

Der Spiegel reports Germany will send a battallion Leopard 2A6, will approve Polish exports, and Americans will provide "significant" amounts of Abrams. Didn't see that coming. Maybe I misjudged Scholz. It seems Scholz is majorly hampered by his coalition. Every decision needs weeks and m...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Now Investigating Carriers for Selling Tickets on Phantom Flights They Don't Plan to Operate
Replies: 93
Views: 13795

Re: US DOT Now Investigating Carriers for Selling Tickets on Phantom Flights They Don't Plan to Operate

"read the fineprint" That still flies in 2023 ? Yup. That is the contract. Perhaps there should be a more prominent link, but if you try to out everything on the booming page, you just replicate the Contract of Carriage. Any company can bury things in the small print, including all kinds ...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 3861

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

WIth that said, Germany is also part of the problem, ordering F-35s for example. And not pressuring Poland into buying at least some stuff from EU makers. Instead they buy US, with our money. What "your" money? Is Poland French colony? Since 2004, Poland has received over 213 billion euro...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2366

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

If there were no grain subsidies prices might go up a little but as you said it's in great demand so should be profitable, should allow competition to work fine. FYI a baguette in a French supermarket is about 70 cents and in a boulangerie 1-1,2€. I said balanced budget but I also said a "defic...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Now Investigating Carriers for Selling Tickets on Phantom Flights They Don't Plan to Operate
Replies: 93
Views: 13795

Re: US DOT Now Investigating Carriers for Selling Tickets on Phantom Flights They Don't Plan to Operate

I am an AA fAAnboy, I don't deny that. And I definitely agree with Kirby, AA has a pattern of holding flights schedule months in advance then cancel frequencies closer to the time of operation as yield management matric kicks in. This method fits in AA's operational requirement and it generally wor...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louis de Funes 40 years
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Louis de Funes 40 years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FpIRr9c7nk
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The faces he was able to pull were incredible. And despite being totally exaggerated it managed to be funny anyways, and often even subtle.

You can check the beginning of this video to get an idea (in English) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FpIRr9c7nk

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2366

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

I think farm subsidies are a necessary evil that all countries should be taking part in. Ensuring the population is fed is the most basic government role. And importing food isn't a good solution, it should only be for pleasure (exotic fruits) not the staples. With that said, I can't understand how ...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Now Investigating Carriers for Selling Tickets on Phantom Flights They Don't Plan to Operate
Replies: 93
Views: 13795

Re: US DOT Now Investigating Carriers for Selling Tickets on Phantom Flights They Don't Plan to Operate

I am an AA fAAnboy, I don't deny that. And I definitely agree with Kirby, AA has a pattern of holding flights schedule months in advance then cancel frequencies closer to the time of operation as yield management matric kicks in. This method fits in AA's operational requirement and it generally wor...

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by Aesma
Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idaho faith healing exemption remains unchanged, and more children die
Replies: 29
Views: 2166

Re: Rightwing men continue have the right to kill wives and children

They believe in "faith healing", plenty of people die as a result, and what do they conclude ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023
Replies: 41
Views: 7887

Re: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023

Nobody mentioned the "doctor's killer" reputation of the Bonanza ? An uncle of mine owned one here in France, a turbo one, no vtail so I'd say an A36TC. He had a few adventures with it including an engine shutdown over Greenland, a magneto failure another time. It all started when the mec...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 3861

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

I think the article about Germany worrying about US arms sales is valid. WIth that said, Germany is also part of the problem, ordering F-35s for example. And not pressuring Poland into buying at least some stuff from EU makers. Instead they buy US, with our money. Now isn't really the time to worry ...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023
Replies: 41
Views: 7887

Re: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023

Nobody mentioned the "doctor's killer" reputation of the Bonanza ? An uncle of mine owned one here in France, a turbo one, no vtail so I'd say an A36TC. He had a few adventures with it including an engine shutdown over Greenland, a magneto failure another time. It all started when the mech...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
Replies: 26
Views: 1204

Re: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series

But you pay through your phone plan. My plan is 19,99€/month for everything unlimited (yes even 5G data), works in plenty of countries (including the US), can call plenty of countries too...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
Replies: 26
Views: 1204

Re: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series

My Samsung A50S is due for a replacement, although it's still working fine and I don't really need anything more. The S23 is a reasonable size and weight, I don't want anything bigger than my current phone, so exit the + and ultra. The S23 has wireless charging that I would like to have. It doesn't ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft
Replies: 121
Views: 29209

Re: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft

I guess the Tatas really want to make a go of this "becoming millionaire" thing.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2366

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Then why didn't the GOP balance the budget when it controlled all branches of government ? And did instead the exact opposite, make a bigger hole ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2366

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

As I said what's needed is a golden rule not a debt ceiling. It would be impossible to pass a gigantic tax cut in these circumstances if you don't cut a lot of spending to account for it.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 3861

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

What about the Leclerc? Tugg Just looked at it, lots to commend, same 120mm ammo as Leo 2 and M1, designed for protection on its frontal arc from 125mm AP rounds, unlike Challenger 2 though the last of them was delivered in 2007, Nexter still have the ability to put them back into production. The F...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 3861

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

Germany is blocking everything. I don't see any country willing to buy anything German in the future, they might as well shut down their industry. And France will probably reconsider doing anything with Germany. Such considerations (export sales) were already a major thorn in all the shared programs.

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 810
Views: 167846

Re: Will the Mitsubishi SpaceJet be cancelled?

There is also the issue of the scope clauses...no market for it, basically.

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2701

Re: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA

If you want to tackle violence I'm not sure porn is the obvious target... I do think porn should have a bit more regulation, in particular regarding the contracts performers sign. If a girl decides she no longer wants to be in the industry, not only doesn't she have any control over the videos, but ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2366

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Certain politicians need to be seen as not the ones who caused the debt, even though they all have their pet projects in their districts. I doubt that's it. What politician did lose an election over the debt ? No, it's simply a hammer that can be used to hit Dems on the head, so they use it. Even i...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80365

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

I agree. At thus point, the people who claim the video is fake with no evidence at all remind me of the 9/11 conspiracy theorists. It's not a conspiracy theory if you offer a testable hypothesis, which I have clearly done here. The evidence exists to resolve this definitively, we just haven't seen ...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80365

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

I know facebook/meta isn't always reactive but I would expect they would have said something by now if the video was fake.

As for "splicing", it could just be some artifact created by the livestream.

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential NCE-MIA
Replies: 19
Views: 2294

Re: Potential NCE-MIA

French people love Miami and I think especially wealthy ones. Surely Floridians enjoy the Côte d'Azur as well. I can see plenty of reasons for the route to have demand but but I doubt business traffic would be strong so it seems pretty ambitious. And Air France or Delta would probably be best equip...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British government to block Scottish gender reform law
Replies: 60
Views: 1978

Re: British government to block Scottish gender reform law

I thought there was a major issue with intersex people, that are assigned a gender according to the "looks" of their genitalia, and often are operated on when very young, then have issues with it later in life ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British government to block Scottish gender reform law
Replies: 60
Views: 1978

Re: British government to block Scottish law

PhilBy wrote:
Here in France, when the mens toilets are being cleaned we're instructed to enter the female toilets.


What is very common and seen all the time, are women using the men's toilets, every time there is a bit of a crowd.

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