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by seahawk
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany lying about Covid numbers?
Replies: 86
Views: 4187

Re: Germany lying about Covid numbers?

You are allowed to travel to and through a red zone. You are just to avoid staying over night and not do it for holiday travel. On the border there are checks where you have to show where you were in the neighbouring country. If you can not show it was outside a red zone you get an quarantine order.

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany lying about Covid numbers?
Replies: 86
Views: 4187

Re: Germany lying about Covid numbers?

It's impossible to track infections in situations like these: https://arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/UJBO6CHO4MI6VNF4HIQJR7DT2Q.jpg https://arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/UJBO6CHO4MI6VNF4HIQJR7DT2Q.jpg Germany's 16 states are in charge o...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany lying about Covid numbers?
Replies: 86
Views: 4187

Re: Germany lying about Covid numbers?

It's impossible to track infections in situations like these: https://arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/UJBO6CHO4MI6VNF4HIQJR7DT2Q.jpg https://arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/UJBO6CHO4MI6VNF4HIQJR7DT2Q.jpg Germany's 16 states are in charge o...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1136
Views: 46228

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Nobody can say if the IMB will cause violence in Northern Ireland, nobody can say if a harder border will do so and in the end Northern Ireland is part of the UK and the UK is now a fully sovereign state again, free to do what is best for the UK. But so is Ireland, the other EU partners and the US, ...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1627
Views: 219776

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I wouldn't say it is that simple. European powers have long neglected their own defense because the USA is massively subsidizing their defense with ~100,000 personnel in Europe. There is no reason for this. Leaving would be the best thing for them because they will have to grow up and fulfill their...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany lying about Covid numbers?
Replies: 86
Views: 4187

Re: Germany lying about Covid numbers?

Please keep the thread clean of embarassing and childish trolling and feel free to start your own thread "Germany is telling the truth about covid". With all due respect, you are the only person in this thread posting embarrassing, childish, and borderline dangerous trolling in here by sp...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1627
Views: 219776

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I wouldn't say it is that simple. European powers have long neglected their own defense because the USA is massively subsidizing their defense with ~100,000 personnel in Europe. There is no reason for this. Leaving would be the best thing for them because they will have to grow up and fulfill their...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1136
Views: 46228

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

The border is but one problem. Legally much more interesting is that the GFA commits the British government to enshrine the European Convention on Human Rights in law and allows Northern Ireland residents access to the European Court of Human Rights.

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1136
Views: 46228

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Obviously, the EU may or may not negotiate with the UK about a FTA in the future. Failing to reach a WA or breaking the WA is simply not much of a reason for starting new negotiations with the UK. Do you need a reason to start doing something that should be mutually beneficial? No sense of urgency ...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1136
Views: 46228

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Obviously, the EU may or may not negotiate with the UK about a FTA in the future. Failing to reach a WA or breaking the WA is simply not much of a reason for starting new negotiations with the UK.

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1136
Views: 46228

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Nothing it’s a prerogative by Brussels but some on here are assuming it is part of the process under A50 which it is not Article 50 says clearly what the WA does: ....In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1136
Views: 46228

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

That is a decision by Brussels not part of the process of A50 So? What’s wrong with that? Nothing it’s a prerogative by Brussels but some on here are assuming it is part of the process under A50 which it is not Article 50 says clearly what the WA does: ....In the light of the guidelines provided by...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1136
Views: 46228

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

No. If the British government was pushed far too hard, it should not have signed an agreement to which it did not agree. When you sign an agreement, you are making a commitment to what is in that agreement. If you think you are making a commitment to what you would have liked to be in that agreemen...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1627
Views: 219776

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Same thing with the German buy. There is much to discuss, technically and politically. No one reason will carry the day. I think poltical clearly wins the day against F-35 since it would be the best choice No, not necessarily. While the F-35 would probably be best for the nuclear strike role, Germa...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1136
Views: 46228

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

This whole debate is so pointless. Everybody should realize by now that the hardest possible Brexit always was the final goal. Everything the UK does at the moment is shifting the blame. In the end the goal is to force Ireland into installing border checks at the Irish border, so that the EU can be ...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1627
Views: 219776

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

2% is just a meaningless number until you define what counts towards the 2%. If you, for example, just add the Budget of the Bundespolizei (which is quite similar to the Guardia Civil in Spain for example) Germany makes good another 0,1%. Now imagine that some countries have fire fighting planes, la...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1627
Views: 219776

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

GDB, Thanks for the perspective and the readings/vids. Some of us on this side of the Atlantic still have respect for our allies, instead of viewing them as temporary commodities best used as bargaining chips. Thanks, I think that is generally understood, my ire is aimed at one man and his admin. N...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany lying about Covid numbers?
Replies: 86
Views: 4187

Re: Germany lying about Covid numbers?

Although I have decided that posting here is a waste of time, let me tell you what Germany did different after 7 months of ground level work in the administration of a larger city. 1. Germany had more employees in the public health departments than most other countries and has increased the numbers ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3364

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

Just test less, problem solved.

casinterest wrote:

Notice how after 10 years, there is still no "Conservative" solution for Health care?


Actually there is. It is: none.

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 91177

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Leave means leave. Better no deal than bad deal - okay?

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package

It's not bold, it's actually conservative. It is nonsense, and not much else. You assume costs to stay level whilst at the same time a no-income scenario in your calculation. Which is a ridiculous assumption. Cost are being cut drastically in all quarters, whilst revenue is coming in again. It´s ce...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14137

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

It is rather simple, if there is no working vaccine or cure for COVID-19 by September/October those cuts will only be the beginning.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 92
Views: 10073

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

One could say it looks very groovy for such an enormous Johnson.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4448

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

dmg626 wrote:
This would be a good time to close all the European bases that house US armed forces and bring them back to US soil. The Europeans are more than capable of defending themselves, no need for US military on European soil.

Absolutely.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

EW, SN and OS struggled even before corona and they were kept on life support because other branches of the group made enough money. Corona has merely uncovered many things that were hidden until recently. well, you are right that these entities struggled before corona; however, you also have to se...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 100
Views: 7509

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

You forget the weather. Weather is that great equalizer. Other than the North Sea, though, weather is intermittence and should not dictate the broad goals of the program. I agree with you, if Germany is only looking at it's immediate waterway, then the smaller aircraft is financially prudent. But i...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2648

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

I thought the lesson of the last generation of airplanes was when engine tech is ready then build a new plane. Otherwise you get rather caught out. So when the ultrafan or what ever else comes on stream then design an aircraft to most utilize it. Chicken and egg. If there is no plane to hang the en...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 100
Views: 7509

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

Like immigration control, fishing control, pollution control,.. All off which can be done more effectively at high altitude with advance optics and sensor for a wide area sweep. You would drop down on the deck if you detect something that warrant a closer look. For small waterways it does not make ...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

What you’re saying is possible but I cannot imagine the German government would let the name Lufthansa go down as Condor won’t cut it. Maybe buy the branding and rebrand Condor? If he really does it to proof a political point, the brand will be badly burned and the politicians will have no desire t...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

I think you can expect this, the question is in what shape. Germany will not be without LH, in some shape or form it will survive. Normally yes, but not in that case imho. If Thiele is eager to force Lufthansa into insolvency and refuses state aid, the state won´t save them. And after that I can re...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Don´t think so. If the LH government bailout fails, also the OS government bailout is void. This means Austrian would bite the dust. They would send Brussels airlines into bankruptcy virtually immediately. Swiss would most likely survive but I guess it would be nationalized after the government inv...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2720

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Absolutely, the Russian way is an example for the World.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 100
Views: 7509

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

Is their a way redesign this mission taking advantage of UAV advancements? Not in the near future, as UAVs still have limitations when operating in peace time, civil controlled airspace. And a lot of the missions of the MPAs are happening in peace time. Like immigration control, fishing control, po...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Unlikely, the asset worth is still higher. Swiss, LH Technik and so on. He would probably regain quite a big part of his investment. Don´t think so. If the LH government bailout fails, also the OS government bailout is void. This means Austrian would bite the dust. They would send Brussels airlines...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1878

Re: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed

That happens if you apply current morals to historic figures.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1627
Views: 219776

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Nobody intends to actually use the plane. Germany could fly Triplanes from WWI, they would be good enough.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

If you listen carefully what LH Management has said these days, they know the deal with Germany will not happen, because Mr. Thiele will block it. All their internal communication is to get their employees ready for the unthinkable. And do not talk about the unions. They are just as ignorant and ar...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Reverse vignetting'
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: 'Reverse vignetting'

I can only imagine it means too much vignetting correction.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3775

Re: The culture wars reach branding

So now all minorities will removed from Brandings? Next in line should be Hawaiian Airlines - the branding is offensive. No, but we should if the origins come from slavery or servitude forced upon an oppressed group of people. Which minority has not been oppressed one time or the other in history? ...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

If they do end up going for insolvency, what would actually mean for the airline in practical terms? We do not know, as there are many different forms of insolvency and we do not know what Thiele has in mind. Going by his history he could very well be interested in split up and sale of assets to ma...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 100
Views: 7509

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

I think the C295 as bridging solution added by the th European solution around 2035 would make sense. You can then keep the CASAs as the low end option.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

It looks very likely that LH will have to go into insolvency now.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3775

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Well then the Minnesota Vikings better change their name, as the logo is a bad stereotype of a person from Northern Europe.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 100
Views: 7509

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

Yes, they have. As posted earlier, the P-3 has been used as part of EU and NATO missions in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean and also regularly partakes in NATO excercises. This then is why I see Germany will chose the P-8 as the interim vs the smaller turboprop. And assuming budget will be avail...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3775

Re: The culture wars reach branding

So now all minorities will removed from Brandings?

Next in line should be Hawaiian Airlines - the branding is offensive.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 91177

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Is that exchange not pointless? You 2 never found common ground in the last years,that won´t change now. And it is exactly the same between the EU and the UK. Just get on with the Hard Brexit and be done with it. Nobody believes in a different outcome any more anyway.

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by seahawk
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 91177

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Services will have no access. The funny thing about the UK is. Non binding vote if the UK should leave the EU: This result must be honoured! Non binding political deceleration with the EU: This can be ignored! With such a government, the Hard Brexit is the best choice, as any cooperation needs a fou...

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by seahawk
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 100
Views: 7509

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

2025 is seen as the year it would be impossible to achieve the needed readiness and when it would be uneconomical to keep flying the P-3.

In the end it runs between CASA295, ATRs and P-8.

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3775

Re: The culture wars reach branding

So I guess skin darkening cremes will also be dropped?

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