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by zkojq
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court
Replies: 23
Views: 1085

Re: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court

Justice only works if both the big fish and the small minnows are held accountable for their actions. At the end of the day this is one of the many "nothing to fear if you've done nothing wrong" kind of situations. Speaking of accountability, when will the US hold John Bolton, Dick Cheney ...

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by zkojq
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1740
Views: 35117

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Olddog wrote:
And now Liam EU trade deal 'easiest in human history' Fox is claiming UK set to crash out of Europe with no-deal Brexit - and EU to blame :)


I thought that he got kicked out of cabinet for letting his secret boyfriend into secret meetings he didn't have clearance for ?

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by zkojq
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 227
Views: 16973

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

Does anyone know why NZ281 is delayed so heavily today? Supposed to be running at least three hours late but I can't even tell if it's actually left Singapore. Auckland Airport's website says it has been rescheduled.

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by zkojq
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 52
Views: 2055

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

Company that pays low, stagnant wages to most of its employees complains that low pay for workers is negatively affecting their business.

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by zkojq
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16261

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

http://avherald.com/h?article=4bd540ea&opt=0
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gokmengs wrote:
Surprised this is not reported on avherald yet...

Now it is:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4bd540ea&opt=0

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by zkojq
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 36977

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I will say this... If the 778 loses this one, then it's a freighter only bird. I don't see allot of 200ER replacements/upgauging going the 778's way now that Airbus and Boeing have the 787 and A350 families. I agree. The 777X was basically designed for exactly this mission. If the 777x loses this R...

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by zkojq
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s
Replies: 16
Views: 2420

Re: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s

How badly are maintenance costs of the CF-34 going to hamper the E190E1's prospects on the used market? One of the reasons that the 737 in particular has historically had such success with second and third tier operators is it's 'toughness', reliability and the ease at which spare parts can be sourc...

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by zkojq
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings
Replies: 15
Views: 6911

Re: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings

The 2 EW A340-300s and some stored A340-600s are supposed to come back to LH. Excellent news! This is interesting. Won't this muddled up SN and EW widebody fleet even more? Correct me if I'm wrong both SN and EW are currently operating A330 from different sources with different engines and cabin co...

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by zkojq
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On The 2018 F1 Season So Far?
Replies: 31
Views: 1561

Re: Your Thoughts On The 2018 F1 Season So Far?

Mercedes have been extremely good at controlling the media narrative over the past few weeks.

If only they were as good at managing their young driver program. It will be outrageous if their other juniors get treated like Pascal Wehrlein.

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by zkojq
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 77
Views: 3423

Re: Mariner has passed away

RIP & Godspeed Mariner. I knew who he was, but was not aware of his passing until now.

It's been a tough year for the NZ Aviation threads with another very valuable member, sunrisevalley, passing also. :(

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by zkojq
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4490

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

In the case of W5 specifically, they have been noted to (along with 6Q - Cham Wings) have carried out flights at odd times to and from Syria with almost no passengers but full of munitions in the cargo hold, and are acting on behalf of the IRGC You do realise that these munitions are being used by ...

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by zkojq
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal
Replies: 43
Views: 9299

Re: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal

What a shame Niki was not able to be at the livery unveiling. I hope he is better soon, but I guess he will have to be very 'hands off' for a good while.

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by zkojq
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?
Replies: 27
Views: 10542

Re: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?

juliuswong wrote:
Thai Smile operates 20 A320 which replaced all previous B734 except one HS-TDH (Retained for specifically Koh Samui route).

Why?

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by zkojq
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen McCain has died
Replies: 117
Views: 4116

Re: Sen McCain has died

RIP. Truly an honourable man.

One particularly positive memory of him was in 2008 when the crowd was jeering at Obama and chanting conspiracy theories. McCain ended it quickly, saying that his opponent was a good and honourable man with-whom he disagreed on policy matters. Respect.

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by zkojq
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former UN Chief Kofi Annan Dies aged 80
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Former UN Chief Kofi Annan Dies aged 80

That's a shame. He commanded a massive amount of respect fairly universally.

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by zkojq
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up
Replies: 42
Views: 1495

Re: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up

Reminds me of this actually: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRh1zXFKC_o 5euros says that she wouldn't have a hope in hell of locating Denmark on an unlabeled map. :lol: My question is, why take a dig at Denmark at all? Who at FOX decided that was going to be a good use of their time. I know they ar...

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by zkojq
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Business Network: Venezuela Is A Threat To The US
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Fox Business Network: Venezuela Is A Threat To The US

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/couldn%2 ... _a_brewery
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Airstud wrote:
zkojq wrote:
They love finding stupid new narratives to push in order to distract from more relevant issues.

Maduro's incompetence is near infinite; he couldn't organise a piss-up in a pub.


Gross.

Ok a brewery then

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/couldn%2 ... _a_brewery

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by zkojq
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Business Network: Venezuela Is A Threat To The US
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Fox Business Network: Venezuela Is A Threat To The US

They love finding stupid new narratives to push in order to distract from more relevant issues.

Maduro's incompetence is near infinite; he couldn't organise a piss-up in a pub.

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by zkojq
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct boulevard
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: The correct boulevard

Boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris; it is absolutely perfect. Nice and wide, tree-lined with mature trees, has a narrow park down the middle that separates each direction of traffic. Lots of fountains in the park. It looks really cool when lit up at night also. is one that is at least 4 lanes wide, wit...

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by zkojq
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 19458

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

CRJ900 wrote:
The A340-300 had 275T MTOW, so why has it been so difficult to transfer that to the A330-900? Is it mostly due to the A343 having four smaller engines while the A339 has two big ones?


Don't forget that the A340 has a central landing gear, which will reduce pavement loading etc.

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by zkojq
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Paul Ryan Popular Than Trump Among The Republican Supporters?
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: Is Paul Ryan Popular Than Trump Among The Republican Supporters?

aerosreenivas wrote:
Apart from Paul Ryan, I felt Marco Rubio was another best choice to be nominated as the Presidential Candidate to fight Hillary Clinton.

Sorry but Little Marco was never going to make america great again. :roll:

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by zkojq
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7878

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

Glad to see SV stopping flights to Toronto. I wish more Western Countries would try to do the same. We have no place doing business with places like that. That they would use a photoshopped image of an AC aircraft about to be flown into a Canadian landmark is beyond repugnant. They need to be held a...

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by zkojq
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 51
Views: 8757

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

They should take a page out of Canberra Airports play book and just park a car behind their aircraft so it can't be moved until it's paid. I hadn't heard about this, but that's brilliant. No it is not brilliant at all. The Jetconnect incident was not to do with unpaid landing charges but rather the...

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by zkojq
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 51
Views: 8757

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

The level of mismanagement at IAG/Vueling seems to be truly epic. IAG started another airline for LHLC operations (Level France) due to the awful reputation that Vueling has for delays/strandingpeople. On it's very first week of operations it stranded hundreds of passengers. What a joke. The Danish ...

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by zkojq
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1740
Views: 35117

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

The number of new EU nurses coming to Britain has gone from over 1000 per month (prior to the EU referendum) to almost 0 (since the EU referendum). The NHS now has a shortfall of 40,000 nurses, costing almost £1.5bn a year on temporary nurses to plug the rota gaps. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Djp9hE...

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by zkojq
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On The 2018 F1 Season So Far?
Replies: 31
Views: 1561

Re: Your Thoughts On The 2018 F1 Season So Far?

It has been confirmed that Daniel Ricciardo will leave Red Bull Racing at the end of the season: Daniel Ricciardo has advised us that he is to leave the Team at the end of the 2018 season. Having joined the Red Bull family in 2008 as a member of the Red Bull Junior Team, with whom he won numerous ju...

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by zkojq
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cops who shot Thurman Blevins won't face charges
Replies: 22
Views: 915

Re: Cops who shot Thurman Blevins won't face charges

Since when did the hard-right care about research and science? They sure seem to conveniently stop caring about it when it comes to issues like climate change. :lol:

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by zkojq
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Earth Overshoot Day!
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Happy Earth Overshoot Day!

Water? Sweet water is not ended in any way. "Water circle" ( a thing that here is teached in middle school ) keeps the sweet water natural disposals in balance - although not well like in the past, but for sure the availability of sweet water in the second and first Worlds isn't a recurre...

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinions on Tariffs on CS Family Aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Opinions on Tariffs on CS Family Aircraft?

It shows how the Department of Commerce's judicial processes are nothing more than a Kangaroo Court. To paraphrase a comment on Leeham's article, it also show's Boeing's attitude to new aircraft development. The Boeing of old would have 'addressed' the CSeries 'problem' by out engineering Bombardier...

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by zkojq
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 5085

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

I'm not "trying to take away from Vettel's talent"- I'm just pointing out that Vettel's behavior has cost him at least 13 points this season, and an avoidable crash has taken away another 25. As a result, ascribing the fact Vettel isn't winning this year entirely to misfortune is disingen...

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by zkojq
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 5085

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

He's clearly not as quick as Hamilton, but then few are. He was closer at the start of the season. According to Otmar Szafnauer how long the situation lasts is upto Perez and Ocon with a possibility of team orders being used in 2018 as well. I think team orders should be kept. Force India is the se...

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by zkojq
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19455

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

Per ostrower on Twitter: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says two 787-9s carry the same number of passengers as an A380, but two 787 flights are “a bit cheaper” than one A380. Hmmmm... Not really a surprise considering that the A380s have big First cabins.... I am guessing Qantas is not installing First on t...

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30246

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

As for Wellington, perhaps a one stopper via Australia on a 777, similar to Singapore Airlines? Not sure how likely that would be though. V/F How about DXB-CNS-WLG-CNS-DXB. That would allow them to open two new destinations, and I'm sure that a 77L wouldn't have any runway issues going to CNS. EK p...

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by zkojq
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 5085

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

Well, I guess the championship was handed to Hamilton on a silver platter? Could he be any luckier. As always, we saw great class from Vettel, thanking all of his engineers/mechanics individually after the retirement. Great race from K-MAG as always, very nice overtake of Massa. Outside of F1, we sa...

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by zkojq
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds PR stunt gone wrong.
Replies: 25
Views: 1618

Re: McDonalds PR stunt gone wrong.

Honestly, why do people even care about this?

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by zkojq
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to start KEF-DUB in May 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2393

Re: Icelandair to start KEF-DUB in May 2018

planemanofnz wrote:
Who is this flight mainly for?


The people of Ireland who like Icelandic fish!

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 16420

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

1) I smell a lot of BS here. Where's the actual proof of this contract clause? Employee forums aren't legally binding like investor presentations. Why would SK make that public knowledge? 2) Business 101. If you have a vastly superior product, you are a price maker, not a price taker. Why would UA t...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 13103

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/15/1599e06bd7b11b9d1e3d414c4cfb97bd3ad4ed044ac06d4ec5625cf4d0d224ec.jpg Perhaps they want to help us to form a more perfect union. Maybe, it's because they are failing at that task in Europe? Cultural relativism from the Yanks. Collectively deluded into thinking their gu...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 3227

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

scbriml wrote:
zkojq wrote:
Stroll should use his mirrors.


If Vettel was blameless, the stewards would have punished Stroll. They didn't. :scratchchin:

Doubt they could actually apply any punishment as the race was over. A grey area for the rules.

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 13760

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

I am not sure where KQ made its fatal mistake I would suggest that ordering 77Ws was part of the problem. Too many new aircraft were ordered at the same time, B737NG, Embraer 170, 190, B772ER, B77W, and B787, a bucket load of them at one go. Must have put a strain on their balance sheet. More to th...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 13760

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

mercure1 wrote:
I am not sure where KQ made its fatal mistake

I would suggest that ordering 77Ws was part of the problem.

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 3227

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

I managed to walk on the circuit right up to turn two after the podium celebrations & saw one of the drain-covers first hand. If you hit it hard enough & often enough, it's easy for fatigue to set in and slowly crack the weld. Add to that the constant expansion due to heat... I wonder what ...

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to place A330s, 787s at Meridiana
Replies: 15
Views: 6728

Re: Qatar Airways to place A330s, 787s at Meridiana

Why new 787s? That seems like an exceptional waste of capital. Handing down unneeded Qatari A330s (as they are replaced by new 787s) and A320s (as they get replaced by 321neos) to Meridiana might make sense. Or is this just because QR has over ordered again and have too much pride to postpone delive...

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 3227

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

Thoughts from Malaysia: - How can something like that loose drain-cover happen? If the car itself had hit it, that could have literally sliced Grosjean in two. How do they test all the welds to make sure they're strong enough? Remember how Button's suspension was destroyed by something similar at Mo...

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