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by ER757
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden Has Decided on his VP
Replies: 110
Views: 4319

Re: Biden Has Decided on his VP

Was hoping for Susan Rice - I think Harris is too polarizing, by picking her I think Biden risks falling into what lost it for the dems last time - Hillary was also polarizing. Rice has little to no baggage and is not controversial at all. She also had experience in the Obama/Biden administration an...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe Midwest weather
Replies: 10
Views: 3216

Re: Severe Midwest weather

ORD tower evacuated due to tornado warning :o Just looked at the tornado warning on the Weather Channel website - the storm is pretty much directly over where I used to live. Reason #10 I moved out of the midwest 30 years ago. Last time I visited Chicago three years ago, spent over 7 hours in ORD d...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas
Replies: 29
Views: 1420

Re: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas

I thought Las Vegas was a family town. I always see 40-50 year old's with their 20 something daughters around the casinos. Okie :rotfl: - Good one Okie! You put a smile on my face with that one. I am intrigued by the lobster corn dogs at the stadium pool (mentioned in the link the OP provided). Try...

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by ER757
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)
Replies: 39
Views: 1720

Re: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)

China Eastern's and Iberia's current liveries come to mind. A shame about IB, their old one was great

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by ER757
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 42
Views: 1637

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Air Tahiti Nui
Vietnam Airlines
Azerbaijan Airlines

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by ER757
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 4265

Re: Huge Explosion In Beirut

Looks like it was a fireworks warehouse. Video of the explosion is linked in the article. The building was already on fire . https://www.cnn.com/middleeast/live-news/lebanon-beirut-explosion-live-updates-dle-intl/index.html Wow - that was INSANE! Would not have wanted to be anywhere close to that

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by ER757
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Statues in Chicago Removed
Replies: 25
Views: 1048

Re: Columbus Statues in Chicago Removed

The City of Newark, NJ, which used to have a significant Italian population (mainly in the North Ward) removed a statue of Columbus over a month ago and a 2nd one by a church also removed peacefully. The placement of statutes of Christopher Columbus was to perpetrate the myths of discovering 'Ameri...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Splash Mountain Ride at Walt Disney World Sinks
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Splash Mountain Ride at Walt Disney World Sinks

Doesn't look like the water's deep enough to cause any issues for the passengers other than getting soaked. Certainly no fear of drowning if they couldn't swim, just stand up and you're fine :smile:

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by ER757
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5674

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Here it starts... citing already-disproven claims that mail-in ballots promote fraud - and despite having himself applied for a mail-in ballot - Trump wants to delay the November election: The only question is... will he send-in his storm troopers, like he did in Portland, to try to enforce it? htt...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball COVID outbreak
Replies: 30
Views: 1289

Re: Baseball COVID outbreak

And now, a bunch of NFL players are choosing to 'opt out' of the 2020-1 season: https://www.nfl.com/news/list-of-nfl-players-to-opt-out-of-2020-season More than any other sport, football has almost constant close person contact. If the NFL season starts as it is currently scheduled, I would be shoc...

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by ER757
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Releases the Kraken
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Seattle Releases the Kraken

I still think they should have been named the Seattle Baristas :smile:

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by ER757
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings
Replies: 27
Views: 1130

Re: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings

First 747 was NW at ORD about 1971 - was dropping off relatives who were flying home to SFO, went up to the observation deck (remember those?) and an NW 747 was at a gate - stayed to watch it depart. One of my favorite aviation memories A340 - can't say A380 - in 2013 I flew to LAX just to see one s...

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by ER757
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4061

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

"I want every light you've got poured on that runway"

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by ER757
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4156

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Funny this topic came up because my youtube feed showed a video featuring Benny Hill's life. In it he was asked if he was crossing a line and he said he didn't think he was. Then they showed a scene where a young lady secretary in a short skirt bent over to put papers in the bottom drawer of a cabi...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 537
Views: 35108

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I gotta say, yes path for Trump's victory is narrowing. But he was at the same situation at the same time in 2016. Then in October the access hollywood tape came out, everyone thought it was over. Back then Clinton had a bit more enthusiasm than Biden for being a woman. Now, complacency and lack of...

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by ER757
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 3004

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

Step 1: Make it the Washington Redtails as a nod to the Tuskeegee Airmen Step 2: Use this sweet logo https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ecx0DBSX0Ag4Jgt.jpg Step 3: Everyone is happy except status quo bigots whose opinions are irrelevant Sweet! They should go with that and pay you royalties for every piece...

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by ER757
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4156

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Not movies, but TV shows that come to mind immediately are Amos and Andy and the Lone Ranger. The former is a racist depiction of African Americans (if I recall correctly the on radio version of the show, the actors were white men trying to sound "black"). The latter shows a Native America...

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by ER757
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2919

Re: Trying to locate members

TDSCanuck is still active over at PPRUNE, Under a different username. He very much is not. Contrary to rumour, I didn't run from a.net because of the environment, I left because I couldn't maintain my professional obligations while posting to a.net. CM left about the same time, for the same reasons...

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by ER757
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 537
Views: 35108

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Will Trump win? Personally I hope not, but really what are the options this time around and for that matter the last election? I am amazed that in a country of 320 million plus people, surely there has to be better options than Trump, Clinton and Biden? It just seems so divisive, and hateful now, h...

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by ER757
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2919

Re: Trying to locate members

This is exactly what happened with former member TDSCanuck - without revealing too much, I can tell you he had extensive knowledge of all things 787 and back in the flight test/certification program, there'd be users you describe doing just what you refer to. He finally had enough I'll second that....

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by ER757
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2919

Re: Trying to locate members

www.airwhiners.net, but that site never really took of. That site wasn't new at the time of the Great Purge. It had been around for years. It was actually pretty funny back in the day, before it got more....I dunno, vitriolic, I guess. That wasn't the one I was on, I can't for the life of me rememb...

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by ER757
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2919

Re: Trying to locate members

Not sure what rival site you are referring to but I remember that during the purge I was contacted by a soon to be departing member of a.net about a new site they were starting and invited me to join. It was so long ago I don't recall the name of it but it was a pretty tacky place and there were vi...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2919

Re: Trying to locate members

You probably mean "UH60FtRucker" (I might be off on capitalization or spelling): Fun, intelligent, funny guy who, unless I'm much mistaken, just had twin boys about the time he disappeared from here. I'm not sure if he got booted in the "Great Purge" or if between kids and job h...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2919

Re: Trying to locate members

Pihero ? Very true. I think many of them find it wearing after 10, 20, 30, or more years doing what they do out in the real world to have 13 year olds who have never so much as sat in a Cessna tell them that they don't know what they're talking about and that some half-baked, hare-brained idea &quo...

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by ER757
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?
Replies: 51
Views: 3110

Re: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?

I saw someone mention Concorde, but I would argue the Boeing 2707 is the biggest failure in commercial aviation. About $40 billion (edit: in today’s dollars) spent on a plane that never flew. Concorde would probably be #2 though. As much as it pains me to admit, its hard to make a case for a plane ...

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by ER757
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Fourth of July
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: The Fourth of July

There were, predictably, several house and apartment fires set by errant fireworks which left dozens of families homeless. Here in my neighborhood, it was a non-stop barrage starting at about 9:00 PM. I went to bed about 10:00, closed the bedroom window and ran the fan on medium. Drowned out 95% of ...

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by ER757
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 3004

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

My suggestion would be the Red Hawks. The name would be from the popular name of Red-Tailed Hawks, a bird of prey that is similar to eagles, so suitable for a sports team, and the red to connect to the past name and uniform color. There are minor league, high school and college teams with the name ...

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by ER757
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?
Replies: 18
Views: 1489

Re: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?

Many years ago, was on a UA DC-10 ORD/SFO headed to a family reunion. Had my Mom seated next to me, we were on the port side, window and aisle. About tens minute prior to pushback there was all sorts of commotion about three rows up on the starboard side. A minute later a FA came over and asked us i...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3956

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

This leftist (me, and all of my leftist Seattle friends) think Sawant is a commie. (socialists want to nationalize, she just wants to kill off all the Kulaks and appropriate their assets) The message of CHOP both to Reagan Republicans and commies (also fascists) is that government is not the proble...

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by ER757
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6596

Re: VP candidates

I still think its Harris. Wall Street will not allow Biden to pick Warren period. Biden is going through the motions to make it look like he is serious about Warren to appeal to them, but I believe she has no chance at all. Harris is much more to Wall Streets liking. Agree it will be Harris, but Wa...

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by ER757
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 537
Views: 35108

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I am starting to see a lot of insinuations on Twitter that Trump may resign before the election. I don't see him as the resigning type, but he may also not want to get smoked by 400 EC votes, which the latest polls suggest is possible. Granted, nothing from official sources, and Twitter is what Twi...

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by ER757
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54741

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Are there any test flights planned for today? It looks like all the flights yesterday lasted longer than originally filed. Is it possible that all testing objectives have been accomplished yesterday? Unless there is a different flight number, nothing is showing up under BOE701. They might be waitin...

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by ER757
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 82
Views: 2836

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

While I'm pleased with the rulings as well, I can't help but wonder if this will bite Democrats in November and turnout conservative voters enough to give Trump and McConnell the slightest of margins. After all, with the prospects of two liberals past their prime, they'll likely want to aim for the...

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by ER757
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 537
Views: 35108

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I find it weird after discussing with Friends this week the dichotomy of Trump's support. Trump is losing College Educated Women and Men. However he still maintains the high school educated 50+ white male brigade. I think Trump has a long road to go. People I know that voted for him in 2016, are no...

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by ER757
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Sears Tower in Chicago
Replies: 23
Views: 1372

Re: The Sears Tower in Chicago

I remember watching the thing get built while I was attending the University of Illinois Chicago campus. It will always be Sears Tower to me. I never went up the the observation deck until the late 1980's just before I moved away. Had relatives visiting from out of state and of course they wanted t...

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by ER757
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Sears Tower in Chicago
Replies: 23
Views: 1372

Re: The Sears Tower in Chicago

I remember watching the thing get built while I was attending the University of Illinois Chicago campus. It will always be Sears Tower to me. I never went up the the observation deck until the late 1980's just before I moved away. Had relatives visiting from out of state and of course they wanted to...

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by ER757
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6596

Re: VP candidates

So, by my estimation, if AZ, ME, one of the GA seats (Ossoff is looking good), CO, and KS (Kobach is really unpopular there) all go to the Dems, it's not going to matter if Doug Jones is unable to keep his seat, though I wouldn't count him out yet. Dems are looking good so far to retake control of ...

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by ER757
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6596

Re: VP candidates

Looking at then VP slot it is clear that we need someone who can move up a notch if Biden is unable to continue all 4 years. Looking at that group, Stacey Abrams does not have the heavy experience in areas outside of low level issues. zhe needs training in International Relations and Defense. Toss ...

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by ER757
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India - China clashes at the top of the world
Replies: 48
Views: 3172

Re: India - China clashes at the top of the world

Oh 2020 certainly is trying. January: WW3 with Iran February: Australia Fires March: Coronavirus (ongoing) April: Unemployment (ongoing) May: Murder Hornets June: WW3.2 with China vs India and North Korea vs South Korea Don't rule out anything along the lines of Independence Day happening early nex...

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by ER757
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2992

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

BlueberryWheats wrote:
I'm torn with Pearl Jam. Their debut album "Ten" is basically an entire signature track.

But if I had to whittle it down, I'm torn between Alive and Black.

Gotta go with "Alive" - great jam, no one does those anymore......

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by ER757
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2992

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir. Yes, I wrote Kashmir, not Stairway to Heaven. :box: Yep - I had that one as their signature song in my reply too - WAY better song than Stairway. They even figured it out later in their career when they used it as their closing song during the Page/Plant tours and the reunio...

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by ER757
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2992

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Was just thinking how long this thread is and no one (including me in my first post) mentioned Freebird by Lynyrd Skynrd. Good Lord, if ever there was a signature song by a band this was it. Full disclosure - I am not particularly fond of the song - way too long and drawn out jam at the end and the ...

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by ER757
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2992

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

A few choice others: Television - Friction Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound The Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go Talking Heads - Life In Wartime Sweet - Ballroom Blitz Jackson Browne - Running On Empty For The Clash, I'd have to go with London Call...

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by ER757
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2992

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Jimmy Page/Robert Plant - Kashmir
Pete Townshend - Won't Get Fooled Again
Elton John/Bernie Taupin - Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Roger Waters/David Gilmour - Comfortably Numb
John Lennon - Imagine

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by ER757
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37767

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

If you look at the wording of the court document it’s clear this customer is new to the 777X Any chance you could provide a link to those? Would be interested to read. “In recognition of Customer’s partnership with Boeing as a 777 and 787 customer in [REDACTED], Boeing will issue to Customer a mult...

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by ER757
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who takes an afternoon nap?
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Who takes an afternoon nap?

I have been doing so more often the past couple months - have been waking up far too early in the morning so by the time I sign off work for the day, I am ready for a little snooze. I take the dog out and throw the tennis ball for him for about 15 minutes first so he doesn't pester me while I try to...

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by ER757
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34396

Re: Another day another police killing

The looting that was widespread in downtown Seattle Saturday spread to several suburban location Sunday night such as the Southcenter area in Tukwila and the Landing in Renton (across the street from the Boeing 737 plant). Society is starting to unravel it seems. I fear this could escalate with some...

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by ER757
Mon May 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2852

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

The genie is out of the bottle. Here in the Seattle area, I've seen many large gatherings now that the weather has started warming up (today excepted). Last week I was walking near a park and there were about 30 people gathered setting up vollyball nets. There happened to be police car parked maybe ...

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by ER757
Fri May 22, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154451

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

This is a subject none of us ever want to see as a thread title when we open up A.Net - I always get a sick feeling when I see that there's been a crash. The CCTV video that TWA302 posted is painful to watch - it was clear that they were just gliding at that point and sinking fast. If they had made ...

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by ER757
Wed May 20, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91634

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

If EK declines the last five maybe Airbus could hope to sell them as head of state aircraft to some countries. That might be the only possible way to sell them. No airlines seems to have a desire for the Big Bus

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