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by flyingturtle
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 157
Views: 28127

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

And the broken engines of the Space Shuttle were forged again...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7190
Views: 499692

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

If I was in Germany I would be installing a modern airtight wood burning stove. They are clean and they put out a lot of heat. You wrote this about four weeks ago... ...this week the Swiss stove and heating technicians all said that if you order a wood stove *now*, it will be installed in February....

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by flyingturtle
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 254
Views: 13347

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Such a tragedy. This man very likely died because of a lie that he was told. Lies have consequences Truth matters. Trump will either doom the Republican party, or he will doom the entire United States. The GOP has actually a choice. It can, in a bold move, cut all ties with the Trump fascism. But t...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 254
Views: 13347

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I wonder if copies were made of these classified documents and given to others outside the United States? I am not saying this absolutely happened, but I just wonder. Knowing the former administration, I wouldn't doubt it... If I would sell top secret documents to foreign agents, I would do exactly...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 254
Views: 13347

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I remember a few saying back in 2016 "We like Trump because he says whatever he wants and doesn't care". I replied "that's what I do and all you think I'm an asshole". No response.... This reminds me of certain memes... "What is classy if you're rich, but trashy if you're p...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane
Replies: 51
Views: 7931

Re: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane

BoatStuck wrote:
How would there be 5,000 people who all want to take the same long distance trip from the same origin to the same destination at the same time, especially year-round?


That's easy. Because it's designed as a cruise ship. And there are cruise ships with a similar amount of passengers...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane
Replies: 51
Views: 7931

Re: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane

People always say they have a “solution” for airline travel, as if it represents a “problem.” This is because people do not understand airlines. They don’t understand it is the most competitive industry in the world, with the best safety record. Unit costs are low. Airline travel is one of the most...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 194
Views: 24244

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

Model rockets are good. Model rockets with propulsive landing are even better! Here, a guy modified one to do exactly that, and it took him seven years to do so. He regulates thrust in a rather crude way - a fire-proof clamp that grips into the exhaust flame, and deflects it sideways. But the iterat...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How do hardcore simmers not get distracted at home?
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: How do hardcore simmers not get distracted at home?

I cannot imagine 2+ hour flights in a sim. :crazy: I'm all about short hops, difficult airfields and terrible weather.

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by flyingturtle
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes
Replies: 19
Views: 999

Re: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes

I seem to remember the final mission of F/A-18 was to nuke some dam. But the sim was great and of unheard "pro" quality and frame rate. Still more about systems and weapons than eye candy. Yes, yes! The last mission was bombing a dam. The game ran very fluid on the Apple LC III (25 MHz, 4...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes
Replies: 19
Views: 999

Re: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes

Sort of embarrassing was the fact that I could "perfectly" sim fly with no joystick or pedals but just with a mouse (that early roundish design iMac mouse if your know what I mean) The round iMac mouse? Ouch, the pains... I quickly ditched it for a Logitech mouse! But I got to be an exper...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pelosi Flight to Taiwan Most Tracked Flight Ever
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

Re: Pelosi Flight to Taiwan Most Tracked Flight Ever

bikerthai wrote:
flyingturtle wrote:
Mrs. Pelosi is now flying back, and she's over (formerly) Russian airspace now. Maybe the bird is taking a short nap in Anchorange...


Breakfast perhaps. Would not make it to DC with just a bowl of Bibimbap. Or did she have sushi?

bt

...als long as neither of the pilots had fish...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pelosi Flight to Taiwan Most Tracked Flight Ever
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

Re: Pelosi Flight to Taiwan Most Tracked Flight Ever

Mrs. Pelosi is now flying back, and she's over (formerly) Russian airspace now. Maybe the bird is taking a short nap in Anchorange...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pelosi Flight to Taiwan Most Tracked Flight Ever
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

Re: Pelosi Flight to Taiwan Most Tracked Flight Ever

Sorry this might be off topic but how does the C40 differ from the 737, any military modifications, protections? According to the famous website that anybody can edit: C-40B: VIP aircraft for transporting senior U.S. military commanders. Has sleeping suites and far superior communication capabiliti...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pelosi Flight to Taiwan Most Tracked Flight Ever
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

Re: Pelosi Flight to Taiwan Most Tracked Flight Ever

ReverseFlow wrote:
Interesting that it was visible on FR. As 'SPAR' callsigns aren't always visible there.
So it means they (USAF) wanted it to be seen by a large audience?


When you know you're innocent, you cannot complain about "too many witnesses".

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane
Replies: 51
Views: 7931

The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane

In case you didn't already have some laughs today. I always chuckle when CNN (and other media) report on "XXX will change the way we fly!!!1!", with these innovations never, ever coming along. If there is one religious doctrine in commercial aviation, then it is the never-ending litany of ...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 7052

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

But then isn't Russia also viewing Ukraine through the same light, with Euromaidan? Hence China could also do to Taiwan what Russia is doing to Ukraine now. That's exactly why I mentioned Taiwan and Ukraine in the same sentence. Russia has the additional problems of kleptocracy, nepotism and corrup...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 7052

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

I think the timing is pretty bad. We have enough problems with Russia right now. This will just lead to China and Russia supporting each other even more. The timing is actually pretty good. China can make Taiwan an offer, instead of sending threats. Pelosi visiting Taiwan in spite of the Chinese sa...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 7052

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

flightradar24.com is pretty much unusable right now. The system is overloaded. Too many people watching flight number SPAR19.

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by flyingturtle
Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.
Replies: 34
Views: 3675

Re: What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.

Noshow wrote:
Thank you my friend. I am not a space person.


You're welcome!

AFAIK, there are no hazardous goods aboard the ISS, like nuclear batteries or hydrazine. There's just the very, very small risk that the more massive parts (like docking modules) could fall on somebody's head.

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by flyingturtle
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.
Replies: 34
Views: 3675

Re: What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.

How will the ISS be made to come back? Will it be separated and guided down in parts or sections or will the entire station be steered to reenter? How will the practical deorbiting work? What will be the biggest parts that likely make it through reentry? Anything dangerous, nuclear batteries maybe?...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bastille Day 2022 Unusual Addition
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Bastille Day 2022 Unusual Addition

Noshow wrote:
Have the French ever displayed nuclear weapons (or mock up bombs shaped like them) on Bastille Day as air parade bomber payload?


Possible, but I don't know for sure.

But there are videos of the old Pluton nuclear missile on 14th of July parades.

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by flyingturtle
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any idea for a birthday gift? about aviation?
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Any idea for a birthday gift? about aviation?

Boeing757100 wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
889091 wrote:

...yep... and start stalking him once you give him the snow globe... :-)

And then post all about it here.


And write an apology thread and get A.net famous for it


This is why A.nut is great!

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by flyingturtle
Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 194
Views: 24244

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

Splendid touchdown today...

And for the first time, I've seen their new Starship launch tower:

Image

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by flyingturtle
Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any idea for a birthday gift? about aviation?
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Any idea for a birthday gift? about aviation?

A little plane in a snow globe?

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by flyingturtle
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is faster in baggage loading, bulk loaded or container loaded?
Replies: 21
Views: 3043

Re: What is faster in baggage loading, bulk loaded or container loaded?

Airlines will look at all the factors. For example, bulk-loaded baggage comes with heavier occupational health rules - lifting all this baggage in a constricted space...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Havana Airport Operation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: Havana Airport Operation Question

LAX: go to Northside Pkwy (just off Westchester Pkwy) whenever El Al departs. You'll see a big black SUV with 3-4 goons inside that goes up and down the road when the aircraft is taking and on the runway. El Al jets are known to have this extra security. In ZRH, when the plane stands at the termina...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 375
Views: 65062

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

But still in mint condition, I have to say. Probably because they only flew them 8am-5pm Mon-Fri... ;-) sorry, couldn't resist.... Yeah. When Switzerland sold dozens of them to the Navy's TOP GUN, they were said to be in mint condition. Don't worry about the joke. The Swiss Armed Forces are quite f...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Jul 14, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 375
Views: 65062

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

English report from July 8th reflecting my earlier postings: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-fighter-jet-document-reveals-secret-french-tax-offer/47737862 Newer research by journalists indicate that the French government saw the situation as a whole package: Rafale fighter jet, in exchange for a ...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Jul 13, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Airbus Beluga at GVA?
Replies: 4
Views: 1955

Re: What's up with Airbus Beluga at GVA?

If it wasn't flying circles, I would guess delivering some oversized stuff to underground physicists at the CERN.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anti-radiation missile as a partial answer to stealth?
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: Anti-radiation missile as a partial answer to stealth?

"This missile will hit him if the radar stays on, and even if he turns it off the radar will go to the predicted location and search with it's (admittedly small) built in radar." This is a problem. What is the predicted location? How does your missile predict the location? (Anti-radiation ...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jul 12, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JWST first images to be released
Replies: 14
Views: 1880

Re: JWST first images to be released

Tugger wrote:
Kinda gorgeous

Tugg


Even more fascinating when you know that some stars have to illuminate this scenery.

And absolutely depressing that we only have two vantage points to see such scenes. They are two astronomical units away from each other. The Carina nebula is 14'550'000 AU wide.

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jul 12, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 185
Views: 42977

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2022

The Swiss interior minister Alain Berset, who has a private pilot license since 2009, has been forced to a landing by the French aviation authorities on a flight between two airfields in France. The basis was a communicative misunderstanding, he entered closed airspace. After the landing, his identi...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JWST first images to be released
Replies: 14
Views: 1880

Re: JWST first images to be released

Ugh, I’ll wait until I don’t have to watch the politics show to see the images. No politics show. But the live stream is stuttering and re-loading all the time. Sigh. The number of viewers has lowered from 86k to 50k... and even 20k. Jeebus. And their live connection to Longueil, headquarter of the...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes
Replies: 19
Views: 999

Re: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes

Very old episode, in the F/A-18 game for Macintosh. Mid or late 1990ies. I was zooming towards a bridge that needed to be destroyed. Hey, I thought, at that difficulty grade I could just fly ahead of the strike force, and take out the antiaircraft gun with... er... my cannon. From previous tries I k...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 194
Views: 24244

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbBeoReu12E on this live stream, Starship booster did a pre-burner test at 16:20 CDT.

Testing is still ongoing.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbBeoReu12E on this live stream, Starship booster did a pre-burner test at 16:20 CDT.

Testing is still ongoing.

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jul 11, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JWST first images to be released
Replies: 14
Views: 1880

Re: JWST first images to be released

On Monday July 11th, at 5 pm ET, President Biden and NASA Administrator Nelson will present a live preview of the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). That will be followed by a full NASA presentation with the JWST team, on Tuesday July 12th at 10:30 am ET. Here's the channel. M...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JWST first images to be released
Replies: 14
Views: 1880

Re: JWST first images to be released

Looking for the announced live channel on Youtube, I found things like:

"JWST: artificial lights on Proxima B - civilization found?"

"JWST: First images of black hole stars!"

Jeebus. :fight:

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by flyingturtle
Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 194
Views: 24244

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7MQb9Y4FAE
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The Everyday Astronaut did an astronaughty 41-minute interview with Mr. Musk - this time, about the Raptor 2 engine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7MQb9Y4FAE

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by flyingturtle
Sat Jul 09, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 375
Views: 65062

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

Maybe the French didn't offer enough. Remember, the F35 is a full generation beyond the other competitors, so they couldn't just offer enough to be "equal". On the other hand, you don't ask for a written guarantee if you already know an offer is insufficient. There were also voices that p...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 375
Views: 65062

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

Today, it got even better. Usually, when Switzerland buys more expensive armament (e.g. fighters or tanks), it will demand that the selected manufacturer (and its partner firms) will buy Swiss products for about 30 to 50% of the contract value. When the technical analysis of the offers (F-35, Typhoo...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 375
Views: 65062

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

France had promised Switzerland political support in its future negotiations with the EU - and also more tax income due to a different kind of taxation for employees who commute across the Swiss-French border if Switzerland would choose the Rafale jet. Swiss defense secretary Viola Amherd is now bei...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1022
Views: 145633

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

An Il-96 of the Russian government flew from Moscow to Basel (BSL), over Turkey, Tunisia and France - staying well clear of Greece and Italy. An incredible detour, even with a circle between Sardinia and the Baleares: The Russian flying command post is in the air again: https://www.flightradar24.co...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1022
Views: 145633

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

An Il-96 of the Russian government flew from Moscow to Basel (BSL), over Turkey, Tunisia and France - staying well clear of Greece and Italy. An incredible detour, even with a circle between Sardinia and the Baleares: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/rsd86#2c87944f The purpose of the fligh...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 194
Views: 24244

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbBeoReu12E
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spacelaunchnow.me writes:

"SpaceX will conduct a static fire test of the Super Heavy Booster 7 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. CDT (15:00 - 03:00 UTC) on June 27 (27-28 UTC)."


Right now, they're doing things at Boca Chica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbBeoReu12E

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by flyingturtle
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

https://www.greatcirclemap.com/?routes= ... SH-SYD-FRA seems to be working... a similar tool that sprung up in 2017.
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Here it doesn't load either.

At least https://www.greatcirclemap.com/?routes= ... SH-SYD-FRA seems to be working... a similar tool that sprung up in 2017.

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by flyingturtle
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48618

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

What a shitfest of a ruling. The majority struck down Roe v. Wade because abortion is not a right mentioned in the constitution. Carrying weapons for self-defense isn't, either. The 2nd Amendment clearly says "A well regulated militia..." As is the concept of "monetary donations = sp...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48618

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

What a shitfest of a ruling. The majority struck down Roe v. Wade because abortion is not a right mentioned in the constitution. Carrying weapons for self-defense isn't, either. The 2nd Amendment clearly says "A well regulated militia..." As is the concept of "monetary donations = spe...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 5835

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Why wouldn't the US deliver a MOAB to the site instead?? The MC-130 isn't that sexy to most. The MOAB isn't really a ground-penetrating weapon, too. I had to google who the bartender was I thought everybody knew who Jennifer Connelly is... :box: I admire that actress from "Once upon a Time in ...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 5835

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

In real life would an airstrike even be feasible against such a heavily defended target surrounded by high mountains? Seems to me that a barrage of submarine and/or land based missles would do the job. That "defended target" did not have even one access road... go, figure... what do you w...

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