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by notaxonrotax
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just lost a friend - Never hike alone, never leave a hiker alone
Replies: 25
Views: 1596

Re: Just lost a friend - Never hike alone, never leave a hiker alone

You could use an app that would dial emergency services if not acknowledged every hour or something like that. The problem with that (good) idea is the phone or 3G / 4G / 5G (?) coverage in remote areas. No Tax On Rotax Many wilderness hikers and campers often take a SPOT or an InReach. They have m...

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by notaxonrotax
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just lost a friend - Never hike alone, never leave a hiker alone
Replies: 25
Views: 1596

Re: Just lost a friend - Never hike alone, never leave a hiker alone

Aesma wrote:

You could use an app that would dial emergency services if not acknowledged every hour or something like that.


The problem with that (good) idea is the phone or 3G / 4G / 5G (?) coverage in remote areas.


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by notaxonrotax
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ghost MD-87 "left behind" at Barajas, Madrid.
Replies: 11
Views: 6323

Ghost MD-87 "left behind" at Barajas, Madrid.

https://elpais.com/politica/2019/01/20/ ... rsoc=FB_CM

Who left their MD-87 behind at Madrid??
Apparently it`s EC-KRV.
It will be auctioned off soon, if nothing happens.

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Sorry,

link only in Spanish:

https://elpais.com/politica/2019/01/20/ ... rsoc=FB_CM

Who left their MD-87 behind at Madrid??
Apparently it`s EC-KRV.
It will be auctioned off soon, if nothing happens.

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.
Replies: 13
Views: 1545

Re: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.

Damn - that looks absolutely perfect inside! Nice. Thanks! Maybe not perfect, but in pretty good nick! Nice job on the restoration ! Damn - that looks absolutely perfect inside! Nice. Let me echo that, the W124 interior is just a classic. I think I mentioned in the original thread, but way back whe...

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 3050

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

Nope I'm keeping it. I am not sure if "karma" exists as such, but if it does I`d be very worried if I were you. No matter what subject over the past years and years on this forum, you always manage to choose the unsympathetic, apathetic and selfish side of the argument. Good chance you ar...

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 3050

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

who uses cash these days? Noted! When I do occasionally use cash I just it it in my pocket and don’t bother checking. Huh? I never use cash OK! I never use cash and if I do Huh?? The fact is, almost everybody handles cash now and then. Even today, in 2019. And when they give you back too much chang...

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 24
Views: 2398

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain

Proves once again what a joke EU institutions are. Nothing new here. BRB, filing a claim for the Colonel Sanders trademark. I'm sure I can find a real Colonel Sanders somewhere in Britain and some moronic eurocrat who agrees with me! Yeah, it's all SO much better in the US! You're right. No Tax On ...

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable
Replies: 26
Views: 1578

Re: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable

TWA772LR wrote:

Pulling out of Syria, check



That is a bit of stretch.

Just like his "deal" with North Korea, a lot of noise; loads of bla bla.....but with very little ACTUAL achievement.



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by notaxonrotax
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596759

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Oh, some conspiracy theorists have humble pie for breakfast this morning.
Enjoy!

Now let's find out what happened exactly!


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by notaxonrotax
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.
Replies: 13
Views: 1545

Re: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.

Good choice and nice work on the car! Nothing beats the durability of the old Benzers. I remember your old thread. 18 months later I can happily attest that my W203 is not affected by rust as much as the first generation of W203 and W211 (the contemporaneous E-class model, a.k.a as the car that alr...

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by notaxonrotax
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French Fighter Down Near Swiss Border?
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

Re: French Fighter Down Near Swiss Border?

Apparently both crew members perished.

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by notaxonrotax
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.
Replies: 13
Views: 1545

Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.

Hi, the last thread was locked: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1370405 So I jumped in the deep end and bought myself a 22-year-old Mercedes W124, sedan. It`s the 6 cylinder Diesel. (I think a lot of Europeans would recognize it as a taxi). https://i.ibb.co/rt85Lc1/Schermafbeelding-2...

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by notaxonrotax
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brake linings vs. "lines"
Replies: 56
Views: 2139

Re: Brake linings vs. "lines"

Marine winches their braking "pads" are called linings too.

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French Fighter Down Near Swiss Border?
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

French Fighter Down Near Swiss Border?

https://bbc.in/2CZjSOE


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French fighter down, near the Swiss border?

https://bbc.in/2CZjSOE


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by notaxonrotax
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: democrats faces on prime time
Replies: 53
Views: 2271

Re: democrats faces on prime time

there have been literally hundreds of times that Trump’s appearance has been criticized on this forum. And yet you waited until now to clutch your pearls. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. And yet you find the looks of politicians credible criticism, all of a sudden? Talk about a low qua...

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by notaxonrotax
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46834

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

As opposed to the sainted and tainted lying, thieving, philandering, racist Democrats, I suppose? Let’s start with “I did not have sex with that woman” and move to, “if you like your health insurance and your doctor, you can keep them.” GF Haha, so you're digging up and old Bill lie.....but you're ...

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by notaxonrotax
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 5994

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

aviationaware wrote:
Thank god I'm gay and don't have to put up with this kind of crap.


Exactly!
All gay relationships go so smooth........but I mean all of them!
We straight people could learn something from you guys.

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by notaxonrotax
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect building to have demolished
Replies: 33
Views: 2153

Re: The incorrect building to have demolished

I cared for the Twin Towers, I have been on top of the touristy roof; and I thought they were beautiful.

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by notaxonrotax
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped
Replies: 54
Views: 19424

Re: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped

Veigar wrote:
I guess I should consider myself lucky to live in Vegas.


No, you shouldn`t.


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by notaxonrotax
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49220

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

BritTraveller wrote:
aden23 wrote:
I think the real story here is that there is a 7+
hour 737 flight. I’d rather walk.


Whats the difference between comfort in a 737 and a widebody.


1 or 2 aisles.....that makes ALL the difference in comfort.


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by notaxonrotax
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 33439

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Apparently pilots were never too excited about the cramped cockpit and excessive windnoise.

Has Boeing been able to tackle these issues for the MAX, perhaps by modifying the seating arrangement or the instruments a touch?

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by notaxonrotax
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210590

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

FB330 wrote:
I assume it was KLM pilots who brought her home today?


I assume so, it had a KL flight number.


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by notaxonrotax
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jared Kushner on Chief of Staff short list!
Replies: 22
Views: 1607

Re: Jared Kushner on Chief of Staff short list!

That`s a good thing...that means by definition Drumpf and Jared will fall out soon!
And not only about the fact that Jared slept with Ivanka first......

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by notaxonrotax
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 9057

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

Captain has final say on what goes on his/her aircraft. Yeah ok, let me say it one more time, Captain has final say on what goes on his/her aircraft. That is all well and good for that particular moment. I also have ultimate say in certain operations in my work; doesn`t mean to say that I don`t hav...

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by notaxonrotax
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Smocking Gun
Replies: 65
Views: 2637

Re: The Smocking Gun

NIKV69 wrote:
He has a heck of a lot more money than you. Hmmmm makes you wonder?


Hmmm, my father hasn't left me millions and millions of dollars either.
Possibly over a 100 million dollars.....that my father hasn't left me.


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by notaxonrotax
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38686

Re: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR

What is the aircraft status, please?

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by notaxonrotax
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210590

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

"The City of Bangkok" now underway to Rome for painting....

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by notaxonrotax
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fridge recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 1393

Re: Fridge recommendations?

DocLightning wrote:

Any ill-informed, ranty, all-caps opinions should be PMed to EinsteinBoricua. ;)


Cue Kiwirob, who will soon join the party to tell Doc how the breakdown all comes down to operator error.


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by notaxonrotax
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 111
Views: 25318

Re: Air France terminates Joon

IWMBH wrote:
kill of Transavia. Dont fight a fight you’re never going to win and focus on where the money is.


I hope you`re kidding about Transavia.
There`s money there.


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by notaxonrotax
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 18067

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

https://www.apnews.com/263e4b30fadc4966b3d7c41a6e4d8f18


Must have been a bastard democrat pilot.......lock ´m up.

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dtw2hyd wrote:

In other news, yesterday a private jet clipped Trump's parked 757 at LGA.
https://www.apnews.com/263e4b30fadc4966b3d7c41a6e4d8f18


Must have been a bastard democrat pilot.......lock ´m up.

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by notaxonrotax
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 18067

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

The title of this thread should be changed. It's not like they nose-dived into the wall. Barely 1m near the left wing tip is affected. "Barely 1 meter"......may I please know from how many meters onwards are we allowed to call it a collision after a plane collides (sorry, "hits"...

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 6671

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

In fact, not a single western poster on this thread acknowledged his illegal activities, which to me implies that every westerner posting here is either ignorant of Indian immigration law or thinks it's not something worth following, Utterly false. You lose a lot of credibility by emptying your use...

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210590

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

na wrote:
JeremyB wrote:
How can PH-BFC have 8.000 hours less (which equals 1,5 years record of flying) than agemate PH-BFC retired half a year ago?


How indeed?


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by notaxonrotax
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 612
Views: 210590

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

I found this on AviationTag's website, for anyone interested. Luggage tags made out of PH-BFR. https://www.aviationtag.com/en/produkt/phbfr01/ I have a few of their tags made from a Lufthansa 747 and I love them. I ordered one, thanks! I had to, after my nice trip on the upper deck last year. No Ta...

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by notaxonrotax
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 6671

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

An acquaintance of French-African descent called me “the most open, non-American American he ever met”. Haha, obviously the person of French-African descent hadn`t actually talked to many Americans at that stage. It is very naive to think that Trump`s obsession with coal mining and his absolute dis...

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by notaxonrotax
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 72433

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Passing through Kuwait the other day, there appear to be at least 3 x A340's standing there in the dark at some kind of storage apron; not doing a whole lot.

What is their fate please?

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger
Replies: 51
Views: 3666

Re: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger

I’d hardly call Geert Wilders ‘mature’. He's the leader of one party. Unlike the USA, the Netherlands has many parties. Nice job of singling out one example to make a false point. Is the system perfect? No! But yes...it is more mature, with people from different political spectrums working together...

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Security guard with a gun shot by police
Replies: 39
Views: 2377

Re: Good guy with a gun shot be police!

But again, I don't understand the direction the thread is going.... This thread illustrates perfectly why playing "the good guy with the gun" can be a dangerous hobby! You know, the proverbial "packing Samaritan"; so often used as an argument by the NRA and other triggerhappy lo...

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 16016

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

mwhcvt wrote:
Replacing a full set of wheels/tyres and breaks


Brakes.....surely you mean "brakes".


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by notaxonrotax
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Peter Gabriel song
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: The correct Peter Gabriel song

"For every job, so many men....so many men no one needs".

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by notaxonrotax
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 6508

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

we don't want to be your country. We are the USA and we have the right to bear arms. If that is attempted to be infringed the pushback will be massive. Enjoy being the USA! Enjoy your arms. Enjoy your mass shootings. The solution is obvious, but the Americans don`t want the solution......so no, I a...

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 86
Views: 11764

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

arcticcruiser wrote:
And there we have it. I wonder why I have always felt the Dutch to be on the arrogant side...


Please, where are you from?
I`d love to offer you a generalisation about your nationality.
So easy to do.


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by notaxonrotax
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort
Replies: 36
Views: 5805

Re: Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort

Interesting that they landed 250 miles away from the launch site, they were scrambling choppers to get there ASAP; yet there's decent footage of their emergency landing....in the middle of nowhere.

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by notaxonrotax
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two aircraft tried to use same runway the same time in Khartoum
Replies: 5
Views: 1696

Re: Two aircraft tried to use same runway the same time in Khartoum

Happens all the time.....




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by notaxonrotax
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 35983

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Trump bumps into Kavanaugh, turns around and says "Pardon me". Then they both smile.
(B.Maher).

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by notaxonrotax
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39502

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Very little reporting on the aftermath of this "mishap".

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by notaxonrotax
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Most A380 Capable Gates (including remote stands)
Replies: 29
Views: 4938

Re: Airports With Most A380 Capable Gates (including remote stands)

Toulouse has a few, too.

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by notaxonrotax
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What ever happened to the new presidential limo ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2560

Re: What ever happened to the new presidential limo ?

Is it now called "the beast" because of its contents?

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by notaxonrotax
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where do I buy a grey urinal with a lid?
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Where do I buy a grey urinal with a lid?

Thanks everybody!
That is what I thought, quite a few have lids....but all in white.
Surprising, quite a few toilets are available in more "upmarket" colors these days.

I appreciate your suggestions.

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