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by Aesma
Tue Feb 07, 2023 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 720
Views: 74441

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Looks like there are strong hints that AUKUS may become a three way design. This may not make sense for the US on the surface, but understand they have budgetary restraints at the moment which would make this advantageous, as it would keep the design timeline shorter. My personal take is that they ...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 05, 2023 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passenger Unable to Stow Bag in Overhead Bin - Gets Offloaded
Replies: 179
Views: 15039

Re: AA Passenger Unable to Stow Bag in Overhead Bin - Gets Offloaded

Yeah in case of an accident some of these bags will definitely kill you.

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 05, 2023 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passenger Unable to Stow Bag in Overhead Bin - Gets Offloaded
Replies: 179
Views: 15039

Re: AA Passenger Unable to Stow Bag in Overhead Bin - Gets Offloaded

Its in their union contract they dont have to help. Its injury prevention. So the FA helps stow your overpacked heavy bag, gets injured right before departure. Flight canceled. There's the quality of humanity and service professionalism: The contract says I don't have to. Isn't it a two way street ...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 05, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passenger Unable to Stow Bag in Overhead Bin - Gets Offloaded
Replies: 179
Views: 15039

Re: AA Passenger Unable to Stow Bag in Overhead Bin - Gets Offloaded

The passenger really had to be a pain, I can't believe no other PAX would help stow the bag.

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 05, 2023 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half a million workers protesting in UK
Replies: 45
Views: 2014

Re: Half a million workers protesting in UK

It’s often said the NHS is underfunded… it’s not… a huge amount of money goes to middle management and contractors. The NHS is both similar to the French system, and totally different. Similar in that it's funded by taxes including payroll taxes, and mostly free at the point of use, and different i...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 05, 2023 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Development and Production - 2023
Replies: 8
Views: 1898

Re: COMAC C919 Development and Production - 2023

I read an article about how Comac looks to muscle out Airbus and Boeing's domestic dominance. With Boeing estimating that China will need 6,500 narrow-body aircraft between 2016-2035, its quite likely that COMAC will garner a good share of these orders https://www.merics.org/en/short-analysis/beiji...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur Air 767 rejected take-off at Phuket, engine catches fire and tires explode
Replies: 31
Views: 8330

Re: Azur Air 767 rejected take-off at Phuket, engine catches fire and tires explode

The fact is that Turkey is profiting from the war in Ukraine in many ways. There are so many flights from Russia to Istanbul, Antalya, Izmir etc. according to Flightaware that I'm blown away. It appears that the entire Russian tourism trade has re-positioned to Turkey primarily and Egypt/Thailand t...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 157
Views: 9816

Re: Chinese Spy Balloon

I would think that it would be fairly easy to track the winds at the altitudes that the balloon has been flying at and make a reasonable assessment on it's track verses the winds. This may give an idea whether or not it is steerable. Such balloons are steered using the winds. They go up and down (r...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "Liberty Lifter" (perhaps successor to Pelican ULTRA)
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

Re: "Liberty Lifter" (perhaps successor to Pelican ULTRA)

From the article they're strictly water borne so a beach (or a port) is the only option. Mind you manoeuvering these in a port would probably be a bit tricky, you don't want your delicate aluminum or carbon wings hitting something. I don't see anything preventing the single hull one to get a landing...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's
Replies: 227
Views: 5857

Re: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's

Governments need to pass laws and regulations preventing building owners, condo associations etc. from hampering the installation of electric chargers in parking garages. Yes there is a cost, there might be a need to bring some stuff up to standards (which should be done anyway) but saying "ru...

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by Aesma
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's
Replies: 227
Views: 5857

Re: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's

There are already motors and batteries without (or with little) rare earth. And as you just said hydrogen cars are also EVs, they need electric motors to work, they just produce their electricity from hydrogen in real time. Hydrogen leaks because it's the smallest atom, and it's stored under pressu...

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's
Replies: 227
Views: 5857

Re: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's

Governments need to pass laws and regulations preventing building owners, condo associations etc. from hampering the installation of electric chargers in parking garages. Yes there is a cost, there might be a need to bring some stuff up to standards (which should be done anyway) but saying "rul...

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by Aesma
Sat Feb 04, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 720
Views: 74441

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Zkpilot you say that Australia has no choice but to get LA class subs, personally I'm not convinced you need them in anticipation of subs you'll get in 20 years or never, adapting to new ships is a normal process and will have to happen anyway as many systems will be completely different. But more i...

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by Aesma
Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 157
Views: 9816

Re: The Chinese Ballon over the US and its potential impact

Dozens of weather balloons are launched everyday, nobody cares about them. They're set to self destruct at a certain altitude, though.

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by Aesma
Fri Feb 03, 2023 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6299

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

During COVID lockdown (the first one) I bought tons of stuff on Amazon, it turns out more than 5000€ were on Amazon UK despite me being in France, due to favorable prices. Since then I've bought almost nothing from the UK, for Christmas I bought a 50€ thing that was only available there, ordered ear...

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by Aesma
Fri Feb 03, 2023 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'
Replies: 73
Views: 3024

Re: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'

Well MAGAs will now hound DeSantis on social media.

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by Aesma
Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's
Replies: 227
Views: 5857

Re: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's

Repeatedly I have read, rare earths are not rare. They just haven't been needed, and so a limited supply chain exists currently. Despite their name, rare-earth elements are relatively plentiful in Earth's crust, with cerium being the 25th most abundant element at 68 parts per million, more abundant...

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'
Replies: 73
Views: 3024

Re: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'

I know some people despise party switchers, I'm not one of them, however joining the current GOP ? That's a stretch.

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'
Replies: 73
Views: 3024

Re: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'

That age limit is ridiculous.

Yes she's a loud mouth a bit like Trump, except she makes coherent sentences and talks about facts, science, stuff like that. Bothers a lot of people, of course. Why doesn't she "know her place" ?

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6299

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

Which standards for goods have changed since we officially left? It doesn’t matter, that fact that they can be different means an enhanced border check requirement and additional paperwork to ensure compliance. A significant amount of non-added value work and time payed for by someone. The friction...

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud
Replies: 34
Views: 2557

Re: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud

All the self righteous rejoicing, but who of us has never cheated on their taxes? Well maybe just a little, but when I do it it’s ok, just a few dollars here and there, right? Billion dollars corporations just do it on a higher level. They got caught, pay the man. We get caught, same thing I have n...

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's
Replies: 227
Views: 5857

Re: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's

There are already motors and batteries without (or with little) rare earth.

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by Aesma
Wed Feb 01, 2023 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's
Replies: 227
Views: 5857

Re: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's

Fuel Cell hydrogen cars are EV, they're even called that, FCEV, fuel cell electric vehicles. The engine is an electric engine. They even have a battery to start the fuel cell. "electric cars" are more rightly called BEV, battery electric vehicles. Aside from that, the latest research casts...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce CEO paints a bleak picture and Airbus rules nothing out
Replies: 61
Views: 8958

Re: Rolls Royce CEO paints a bleak picture and Airbus rules nothing out

Airbus buys back the worthless (IMHO) RR exclusivity on the A350 (worthless because there was no candidate anyway) then what ? Would Boeing allow Airbus access to the GE9X ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6299

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

It's becoming difficult to find Brexit defenders. And ones that make some sense, impossible.

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sloths die on parked aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 6570

Re: Sloths die on parked aircraft

The pilots are responsible for keeping the hold heated in flight I would guess. Once the aircraft has landed and engines shut down, that's another story.

Maybe time to impose a human flying with such sensitive cargo (not in the cargo hold, but on the flight).

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce CEO paints a bleak picture and Airbus rules nothing out
Replies: 61
Views: 8958

Re: Rolls Royce CEO paints a bleak picture and Airbus rules nothing out

RR is far more critical to Airbus than to Boeing. I don't think Airbus would buy RR, but I see it as even less likely that it would let Boeing touch it !

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce CEO paints a bleak picture and Airbus rules nothing out
Replies: 61
Views: 8958

Re: Rolls Royce CEO paints a bleak picture and Airbus rules nothing out

I thought the ultrafan was already stopped, they just assembled one because they were at that stage but no more money was put into it. As for Airbus not wanting to take on RR because it has its own issues, I don't really see the link, what RR needs is money, to hire more engineers and managers to fi...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sovereign Citizens on YouTube Challenging Cops
Replies: 27
Views: 1491

Re: Sovereign Citizens on YouTube Challenging Cops

"Sovereign citizens" says it all. You're one or the other.

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 31, 2023 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'
Replies: 73
Views: 3024

Re: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'

Desantis may control his body but does he control his brain ? He seems to believe he's the second coming of Christ...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2101

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: 5
Views: 1165

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: 14
Views: 961

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: 101
Views: 5592

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: 29
Views: 5916

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: 111886

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: 40
Views: 1394

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: 101
Views: 5592

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: 8197

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: 2101

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: 40
Views: 1394

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: 49
Views: 7307

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: 40
Views: 1394

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: 1926

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: 22
Views: 3691

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: 2101

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: 101
Views: 5592

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: 292
Views: 57605

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: 101
Views: 5592

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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