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by chimborazo
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2756

Re: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight

Is that a statement or a cry for help? Bit of both maybe. But joking apart.... thats quite normal from what I see from a certain group of travellers. Get someone who has been on the rigs for 30 days with no booze and that can be doubled. It’s not big and it’s not clever... and flying is just so bor...

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by chimborazo
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2756

Re: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight

Oh and this is general based on a lay day before work at end of a long haul arriving in the early hours. Usually eastbound. Westbound just overnight in hotel. And taxi to and from airport. If driving then will likely just have a beer in the lounge and maybe a glass of wine with supper dependent on f...

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by chimborazo
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2756

Re: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight

About 3 large G+Ts per hour (average on BA as they always seem to double up drinks handover to customers on long haul) for the first 2-3-4 hours (variance depending on which cabin/which gin and so it’s alcohol percentage). Duration depending if I’m tired/dehydrated. May only be one if previously deh...

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by chimborazo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega Church Pastor Jailed for Soliciting Congregation to Attend Massive Services
Replies: 104
Views: 3171

Re: Mega Church Pastor Jailed for Soliciting Congregation to Attend Massive Services

A few people on here need to read “Blind Faith” by Ben Elton

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by chimborazo
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165961

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

American politicians and policy makers seem more concerned with their little stimulus package than what is going on in hospitals. They are giving the numbers: so many masks, so many this, so many that. "Open for business by Easter", "everybody packed in churches by Easter". Stoc...

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by chimborazo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus and Darwin award
Replies: 55
Views: 5339

Re: Coronavirus and Darwin award

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52029546 The hoping to shake it off by Easter is not a bad thing. But the absolute bollocks spouted in the content here and the idea that it’s actually possible to do that when all the evidence shows the opposite... crazy. This is what happens when religiou...

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by chimborazo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165961

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Let’s take a real-World example that’s close to my heart. My small local pub is run by three brothers who brew their own beer and have a wood-fired pizza oven. It’s a great place and we and our neighbours love it. They have now been forced to close by direct action of the government. Do you think i...

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by chimborazo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183868

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

Will this hold up in court? ACLU will sue Trump for discrimination against Europeans? Just don't understand why the UK is exempt while the rest of the continent is a no-go zone. Belgium, Austria, Greece, Czech Republic, Finland, Portugal, etc, have fewer cases and will take a huge hit from being bl...

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by chimborazo
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Useless thread: Banks that issue both Visa and MC
Replies: 17
Views: 1157

Re: Useless thread: Banks that issue both Visa and MC

I had an HSBC visa debit and MC credit... credit card expired a couple of years ago... they sent me a new CC and lo and behold I now have a visa CC. No idea why that happened. I travel around the world a lot and noticed in the past that some people don't take MC. Not had the issue yet with visa. Hav...

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by chimborazo
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49777

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Fascinating discussion between you two here. Zeke makes a good point though: just because your company does things one way doesn’t mean everyone does. And further it does not mean that they are wrong. Exactly, it’s ignorant to think every airline has the same procedures in their operations manual a...

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by chimborazo
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49777

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Not to say that this energy disipation is significant enough to save those at the break, but it does give pause to any implication that just because the fuselage broke, the design was more detremental to the passengers (all the passengers). bt Energy wise the best outcome for passengers is being de...

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by chimborazo
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49777

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

. Goodness. All I can say I'm glad I don't know who you operate for so I can be in ignorant bliss if I'm ever on one of your flights. I suspect there is a clue in the Airbus type training captain’s avatar... Fascinating discussion between you two here. Zeke makes a good point though: just because y...

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by chimborazo
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19850

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

So to upsum, the SR-71 holds the fastest record, Concorde the fastest civil aircraft record and the BA 747, the fastest subsonic civil record. When Concorde smashed the civil record did it also benefit from fast moving jetstreams ? Did it not traditionally fly higher than those ? Could refine it ev...

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by chimborazo
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19850

Re: New York to London - New Flight Time Record

I was following Norwegian DI7016 on Flightradar24 (aircraft G-CKWT), and she would have broken it at 4 hours 54 minutes but had to do a go-around (due to high winds!). Oddly she is currently now heading over the North Sea back at 37,000ft, so will keep an eye where she is being diverted to. DI7018 ...

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by chimborazo
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China isolation impact on the rest of the world
Replies: 22
Views: 971

Re: China isolation impact on the rest of the world

Many tourist sites will be at their most enjoyable in years without the tour groups and extra crowding. And there won’t be so many people coughing on you without covering their mouth and gobbing giant green oysters everywhere. I had to fight my way through a huge crowd of Chinese tourists to get ou...

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by chimborazo
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20932

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Strange that the IFE screen display is backwards but the “Sky” magazine is shown the correct way around. CGI? If that’s a marketing slide then it’s poor to have mistakes like that. The brown pyramid thing between the seats looks like it could have a divider that moves forward in the slot at the midd...

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by chimborazo
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pressurization of transport/cargo aircraft with ramps
Replies: 22
Views: 2011

Re: Pressurization of transport/cargo aircraft with ramps

Hey Galaxy Flyer.... you seem to know the C5 (Galaxy) pretty well :-) :-) :-)

That’s the best thing I’ve read in months.

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57021

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

ATC comms up on YouTube now. Assuming the recording is complete, except where noted, DL89 didn’t request dumping (ATC did ask if they wanted to dump but they didn’t respond). Will be interesting to read the actual report. The pilot communicating with ATC didn’t inspire confidence in replying.

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by chimborazo
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 165906

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

We don’t care about French beef etc. And we don’t care what you think about British beef. We do care however, that we are supporting local/own country producers and that animals aren’t needlessly being transported across the continent. I will get flamed for this because everything “British” is “wro...

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by chimborazo
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 165906

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Absolutely... in all the European countries I've lived it is somehow "the best" beef in the supermarket only if it has the national flag on it. British beef amongst other northern european countries is mainly grass fed so people believe that generally transfers into better quality. With r...

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by chimborazo
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15952

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Only A.netters would get their knickers in a knot over airplane windows that dim without their consent because how dare anyone take away their god given right to look through them at the expense of everyone else's rest... :rotfl: Fortunately, no one else gives much of a damn. Worse are the window s...

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15952

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

If you don’t like a carrier that puts the shades down/dims the windows on a day forget... use a different carrier. Or fly on a private jet. It's funny that you demand darkness during the day as your right but refuse to accept the natural level of brightness to others. A bit like everybody has to ea...

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15952

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Further Skipness, I do take your point about if the lights not shining in etc. Sure fine. Can 78 windows be set one side dark, one medium etc? That’d work. But then it’s more for CC to deal with and we all know how “busy” they are on many flights ( the ones where even I with my ear plugs and noise c...

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15952

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

It’s not just about seeing the view... it can be hard to see the IFE sometimes with light blazing in- especially of course when directed at your own screen, so just saying everyone affected should get an eye mask is not the answer. Often it’s possible to go look out the galley window when all the w...

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15952

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Your ticket entitles you for a trip from A to B for an often additional amount, or by benefit of being in a higher ticket category (such as when flying under an airline-company contract) you get to pick the window seat preferentially. is the additional perk guaranteed having to climb over people to...

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297571

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Watching the video via the twitter feed, it appears the plane is totally out of control and changes course multiple times which is indicative of total loss of control. The fire appears to be coming from the right side of the plane and it appears to be streaking from front to back and not middle to ...

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297571

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

There is a large Iranian diaspora in Canada. That figure is not necessarily surprising, and could vary depending on whether these pax used their Canadian or Iranian passports when checking in. I'm pretty sure they would all be of Iranian descent and visiting their families, maybe hurriedly leaving ...

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297571

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

73 Canadians onboard? Yeah that would be very strange if true. Unless the quoted 73 were indeed Canadians in Tehran and being “Americans” (yes, but not US) decided/were told by their companies to leave. If that is the case then that really is very sad collateral damage to the current situation (reg...

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15952

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

It’s not just about seeing the view... it can be hard to see the IFE sometimes with light blazing in- especially of course when directed at your own screen, so just saying everyone affected should get an eye mask is not the answer. Often it’s possible to go look out the galley window when all the wi...

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297571

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

There is clearly a hole. It will be investigated). Sure but by who and when? Iran has already warned all allies of the US about repercussions and the crash site is well and truly within a territory that is currently hostile to many. What happens to the wreckage now? Who processes it to a level wher...

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297571

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

There is absolutely no way you could tell that from this photo. There is a large hole in the side of engine where the HPT would be (in the 2 o’clock position as we look at it now) as well evidence of heating of the metal in the 12 o’clock position) That large holes should not be there, the metal sh...

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by chimborazo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5454

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

Ah. So my question: diet or full-fat (Full sugar) fizzy drinks?

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by chimborazo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5454

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

Hey All, I remember years ago (I haven't been too active in the chat rooms in years) enjoying this game. I didn't see that there is an active one, so figured I would try and start one again. Very simple, answer the previous persons "this or that" and present a new one for the next person ...

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by chimborazo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 192
Views: 16963

Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020

London's most famous landmarks are Big Ben and Tower Bridge. Agreed in general, but Archguy did add the qualifier "contemporary". That’ll be the Shard then. The giant middle-eastern penis in the centre of London; every country must be laughing at us, we don’t own anything in our country a...

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by chimborazo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28249

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike by US

Agreed. They were given every opportunity to play nice. Their recent stunts are what brought this upon them. This is not a playground game dude. It’s exactly what Tucker’s guest said - a superpower getting involved with a middle power backed by other large powers. It makes absolutely zero sense to ...

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by chimborazo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28249

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike by US

EDIT: good Lord here we go... https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/03/oil-prices-surge-after-reports-that-a-key-iranian-general-was-killed-in-iraq-airstrike.html Agreed! I have a feeling when I wake up in the morning, this are going to be even more crazy! Let the speculation begin on how Iran will retaliat...

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by chimborazo
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oxygen masks accidentally deployed by pilot - folding question
Replies: 30
Views: 3681

Re: Oxygen masks accidentally deployed by pilot - folding question

Some planes have Medical O2 outlets in the overhead PSUs; maybe that's what was insinuated. Commercial? Or private/medical evac? Never seen that on any aircraft I've worked on. It also adds more complexity (and importantly, weight) to the PSU, increases fire risk if you're storing oxygen up there. ...

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by chimborazo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service
Replies: 111
Views: 5023

Re: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service

How incredibly callous. No it isn’t. If Jesus really loved you and everyone else this stuff wouldn’t happen. Maybe we need to explain free will and other concepts to you. I'm exhausted from having to explain society and human nature to too many people already today, however. So figure it out yourse...

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by chimborazo
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service
Replies: 111
Views: 5023

Re: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service

Simple rule: Fewer guns in the hands of better educated and trained people = fewer deaths. Gun control improves lives, gun control saves lives. Not that complex Very glad so few innocent lives were lost. To bad an innocent life was lost. Tugg Amen. God bless Jack Wilson. This 71-year-old man drew, ...

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by chimborazo
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service
Replies: 111
Views: 5023

Re: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service

I already apologized for assuming you would draw the line at finding humor in a shooting at a Christian church if the victims had been first graders instead of adults. Thanks for confirming though. I guess it's mildly comforting though you wouldn't go after them, just laugh about it instead. Hey ju...

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by chimborazo
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goals for 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Goals for 2020

For that, the security must improve in both countries. Especially in Pakistan, there are a lot of extremist elements. Not a country on my list to visit any time soon. You should visit. One of the best places I’ve ever worked. I haven’t worked with many finer people (and I’ve worked with a lot of fi...

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by chimborazo
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6401

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

Russians who have less money to spend will vacation in Simferopol, Sochi, or Varna. That’s interesting. I assume you are Russian? I went on holiday to Sochi instead of Spain for 10 days after my Russian girlfriend realised her passport had expired (she was in Moscow, I live in England). Flights wer...

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by chimborazo
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unplugging of devices before takeoff
Replies: 18
Views: 2432

Re: Unplugging of devices before takeoff

In my experience BA and Qatar are scrupulous about ensuring all passengers do this. I just flew Finnair again today and they don’t ask (however, I’ve only ever been in business on Finnair so don’t know about economy). In any case: shoes (proper shoes, not flip-flops) - still on, hoodie on if cold ou...

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by chimborazo
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mediterranean Airspace: No Direct Routings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Mediterranean Airspace: No Direct Routings?

I should think planning the route to stay in the airline’s threshold for “acceptable” turbulence (dependent on length/frequency/point in route expected, plus its severity of course, against the airline’s ops procedures) will trump fuel savings every time.

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by chimborazo
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Control Surface Deflection
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Re: Control Surface Deflection

It appeared from the low-resolution photo of your link the the degrees are easy enough to read and then the minutes will be where the lines “match up” with the lines above. Similar to reading the decimals on Vernier callipers if you are familiar. Google how to read a Vernier calliper and it will sho...

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by chimborazo
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you buy yourself for X-mas
Replies: 44
Views: 1931

Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

How is it clear that Jesus was born in January. I seem to recall the Wise Men bringing gifts. Mary claims to have been a virgin but 3 random blokes turn up with presents at the birth.....uh huh.... To quote hitch “which is more likely, that there was an immaculate conception and a baby born the son...

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by chimborazo
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 165906

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Insults just detract from any sensible points you are trying to make. The data may indeed indicate that, however that is not me, so no need for insults. I’m not angry, I’m just tired of being told I’m wrong because I have a different opinion. That depends on your arguments as a Brexiteer / Brexitre...

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by chimborazo
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 165906

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Yup! I have several Scottish and Irish friends along with Brits. All under age 50...and they are planning their futures accordingly. Scotland will leave now and the United Kingdom will no longer exist in 10 years. London will slowly bleed it’s world financial capital status over the next 30 years. ...

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by chimborazo
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11508

Re: UK General Election 2019

every man and his dog walking in and being entitled to what I and generations before have paid just because they are part of the European superstate. They have never paid into the system. Statistically, factually, utterly wrong. All surveys show that EU migrants pay in far more to the UK system tha...

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by chimborazo
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11508

Re: UK General Election 2019

If he can’t get the right deal for the UK the best thing to do is let it lapse if he sticks to his guns You won't get the unicorns deal you were promised, so lets screw the country over instead with a no deal. Rather idiotic, reminds me of a child holding their breath trying to get what they want. ...

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