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by flyingturtle
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14113

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

This was miscarriage of justice. One of the reasons to avoid the 3rd world country the United States are. So, this guy is a civilian. He has no close relationship to anybody living in Kenosha. He knows it's a danger zone. He knows that people there are not playing nice, He still goes there. In any s...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia just shot down their own satellite!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1729

Re: Russia just shot down their own satellite!!!

The US did such tests, too - in 1985 and 2008. I don't know why the US side is complaining...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow
Replies: 24
Views: 2823

Re: New Calidus B-350 attack aircraft unveiled at Dubai airshow

Oh, interesting situation for Pilatus if this takes off. The PC-21M can take up to 1150 kg of armament, but this behemoth takes about 2000 kg.

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by flyingturtle
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: LAT/LONG - The most preferred unit used by USAF aviation?
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: LAT/LONG - The most preferred unit used by USAF aviation?

DD MM.M gives you 185 meters of precision at the equator. DD MM'SS" will give you 31 meters And the rusty, crusty Wikipedia gives you for MGRS: 4Q .....................GZD only, precision level 6° × 8° (in most cases) 4QFJ ...................GZD and 100 km Grid Square ID, precision level 100 km...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7637

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Crude oil and natural gas are not only fuel, but also very valuable input materials in chemical processes, e.g. in manufacturing fertilizer and plastics. This material does not lose its value, no matter how heavily fossil fuels will be taxed.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles
Replies: 52
Views: 3217

Re: Cruise Missiles

The Gotland submarine has a Stirling engine, which allows the sub to run quieter and it can submerge for a much longer time (something previously only the nukular subs could do). The Norwegian subs are German-built, and probably the best attack submarines in the world. The German ones are specialize...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M
Replies: 50
Views: 3587

Re: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M

ThePointblank wrote:
--- lots of pilot insanity, redacted for mental health purposes ---


Wow. Wow.

Of course. Pilot's standards are tied to maintenance levels. Wouldn't make any sense to have top-notch maintenance if you have no $$$ left to pay and train good pilots.

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by flyingturtle
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 2762

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I tried watching the 1967 version but I don't have the patience for it. Coming off the 2006 film and then going back is rough. Had the same thing with Nightmare on Elm Street. Watched the remake before the original. Oh well, my mistake. That's nothing. The worst thing is watching "Dr. Strangel...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M
Replies: 50
Views: 3587

Re: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M

It's been said on this thread that the Il-76 has an engine that needs an overhaul every 2,000 hours. That engine, the D-30KP, is a very old design and is not installed on new built Il-76s. New built Il-76s get a completely new engine, the PS-90. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviadvigatel_PS-90 Stil...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M
Replies: 50
Views: 3587

Re: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M

For any given military, the price is rarely the main reason to buy (or not to buy) something. It's rather: How does the plane complement our existing capabilities? And how can the plane be maintained if we're cut off from the manufacturing countries? And sometimes it's just about maintaining develop...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 87
Views: 7475

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

The wonderful word of crypto... Some inventive people created a currency related to the Squid Game TV show. One inherent feature of that crypto currency was that you can only buy it, but not sell. This ensured rising prices. In turn, this attracted more buyers. But the biggest red flag was that no o...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik documentary, english language
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik documentary, english language

Interesting thing.

Everything looks modern, except the difficult part... the engine exhaust!

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by flyingturtle
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 32399

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

RJMAZ wrote:
wide angle lense on the cockpit camera


Oh, yes. Good observation!

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by flyingturtle
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 93
Views: 15868

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

KFLLCFII wrote:
Coldest month of the year for the first all-up test. :ziplip:


Naaah, no O rings this time. 0 rings.

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by flyingturtle
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 32399

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

RJMAZ wrote:
https://youtu.be/RXmM9jTl58A

It is performing well


I can't really compare to other fighter jets, but the T-7 cockpit looks spacious!

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by flyingturtle
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMOC Ocean Currents Near a Tipping Point
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: AMOC Ocean Currents Near a Tipping Point

The science of the gigantic ocean currents goes back and forth on this. I understand there are no adequate mathematical models, and even data is more sparse than needed. Lots of work being done on this, of course. I'm not specialized in climate change, but in science there is usually little debate....

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 93
Views: 15868

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

Nomadd wrote:
That's not how you do it. You're supposed to use a rusty crane in the middle of a field.


:praise:

In the end, you will build rokkits with the things you have on Mars, not with the things you wish to have on Mars... :fluffy:

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 87
Views: 7475

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

...there was a time when parents sold drawings of their children for a few bitcoins... years and years and years ago. In other news, Hindenburg Research is offering a one million dollar reward for information on how Tether's value is backed... if it actually is. Until now, it's a stable coin... Spo...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 87
Views: 7475

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

...there was a time when parents sold drawings of their children for a few bitcoins... years and years and years ago.

In other news, Hindenburg Research is offering a one million dollar reward for information on how Tether's value is backed... if it actually is. Until now, it's a stable coin...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 2762

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I've watched NTTD twice. The first time around I was very sleepy... suffered from insomnia the entire night before. Good: - visuals - camera work - the long intro sequence - the title, picking up details from a few previous films - those reprises of Louis Armstrong's last song Bad: - No, that nanobo...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 41
Views: 5474

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

This whole fiasco has convinced me that... ...Congress should simply indicate the goals, designate a budget and appoint something like a Space General. The General is both above and outside of politics, like every military commander. Then, the General orders what he needs from SpaceX, ULA and other...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lucy on its way to the Trojans
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Lucy on its way to the Trojans

Lucy in the sky with her diamond...

Yes, one of her optical instruments contains a diamond beam splitter. Fascinating mission!

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Re: Boeing Starliner ... gets its own thread

I welcome this thread, too! The project that was selected because NASA "considered Boeing's proposal to be the strongest of all three proposals in terms of technical approach, management approach and past performance ... That's an old, and very fatal human flaw. People think that past performan...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35437

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Francoflier wrote:
flyingturtle wrote:
Maybe ULA should detonate a Starliner, and their chief execs should smoke weed on a live stream... :old:


Boeing, you mean?


Owww. Saahrrry!

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by flyingturtle
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35437

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Maybe ULA should detonate a Starliner, and their chief execs should smoke weed on a live stream... :old:

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by flyingturtle
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96A0wb1Ov9k
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A cool idea for the military cargo planes, for sure!

The USAF once launched a Minuteman ICBM from a flying C-5:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96A0wb1Ov9k

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by flyingturtle
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo
Replies: 16
Views: 3356

Re: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo

Ah, the raccoon face? Lots of Neos have them, but not all. Easyjet, for example, didn't bother getting them.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16659

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Josh the Engineer did a new video. This time, on the historical aspects of the building: ...... Wow based on that narrative the architect and town permitting officer sound criminally negligent . In Switzerland, there was once a serious construction flaw with an underground parking area. The enginee...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16659

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Josh the Engineer did a new video. This time, on the historical aspects of the building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk2hmytlDg8 Some keywords: - the owner of the building - and the company responsible for building it - were the same entity, making it easier to cut corners - at the time, town of...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 3101

Re: Favorite Song about aviation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irI2cNmF6yU
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I didn't find this on the Spotify list... weird:

Theme song from "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irI2cNmF6yU

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by flyingturtle
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2494

Re: Best multi-national program

The Concorde.

Financially, it was terribly inefficient. It was a costly prestige project of two governments. But organizing the project and the multinational collaboration among the engineers and manufacturers was a masterpiece. It also led to a lot of useful know-how.

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by flyingturtle
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 464
Views: 63251

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Musk kicked in $50M towards the funding goal for St Judes. Earlier this evening it sounded to me like they were well short of their $200M goal. Maybe Isaacman could have met the funding goal by not going into space, putting everything into his charity instead... but then, he wouldn't get his astron...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 464
Views: 63251

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

The four people are on the way down. I've watched a tiny bit of the live stream - which is on right now.

And one of the astronauts is watching "Spaceballs" on his iPad. :biggrin:

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by flyingturtle
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 464
Views: 63251

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

FGITD wrote:

Either way it’s odd, make a huge spectacle of the fact that it’s the first all civilian mission, fundraiser etc etc and then once it’s up…total blackout


Yes. I've googled for news, but nothing. The silence is in a way... shocking.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 464
Views: 63251

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

https://www.spacex.com/launches/
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In about five hours, a Crew Dragon lifts off for a sightseeing flight. The crew has been advised against trying to dock with the ISS.

The stream will be alive in forty minutes: https://www.spacex.com/launches/

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by flyingturtle
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??

Seconds from Disaster is another investigative show. That show covers disasters in all situations and industries and is not relegated to just plane crashes. They really did a good job with the UA 232 and AA 191 episodes, better IMO than the Mayday/Air Crash Investigation versions. Yep, it's great. ...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Any recommended Air Crash investigation shows to watch??

When watching a bunch of Mayday/Air Crash Investigation episodes, I made a comprehensive list... topic, quality of presentation, my rating... Here the list of those I found best. Season Episode Title Year of accident Description 7 2 Lockerbie Disaster 1988 Libyan terrorists... etc... 5 9 Fatal Distr...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19379

Re: Texas abortion law

Another law to subjugate women - and especially the less well-off women. With enough money, any woman can travel to a place where a safe and medically supervised abortion is legal. If the wife of a Republican lawmaker needs an abortion, she will prolly seek one and medical privacy will take care of ...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 53169

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

Has the Swiss government gone ahead in confirming on this basis: Seller: "We guarantee xyz." Buyer: "just what we wanted. We'll buy it on that basis." Seller: "Brilliant but just remember we don't guarantee to honour the guarantee." Remember that the Swiss Federal Coun...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 53169

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

The Federal Council has one or two communication problems... They said they could get a fixed price for the F-35 from the US government, and that operating costs would be guaranteed during the first ten years of operations. This Germish article https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/beschaffung-neuer-kampf...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Plane spotting locations and tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

Re: Plane spotting locations and tips?

You could always get a bus day pass for the area, some good snacks, shoes and comfortable clothing. Check out Flightradar24 and Google Maps to find out what could be a good spotting area, depending on the approach/departure paths and the accessibility (footpaths, bus stops...). Zurich Airport even h...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: The most 747s in a single photo
Replies: 23
Views: 6322

Re: The most 747s in a single photo

You mean, flying?

Image

US tanker refueling an Iranian tanker

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by flyingturtle
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Astra tests, launches and developments
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Astra tests, launches and developments

Astra is a newcomer to the business, and whatever is needed to launch the rocket - and the rocket itself - fits into a small number of shipping containers. In today's test of "Rocket 3" (naming their products is not their forte), the thing seemed to fall over... hovered a bit... and then a...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 41
Views: 5474

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

Aesma wrote:
I'm sure who is not leaving Blue Origin's payroll are the lawyers...


Shhhh, just don't tell them that gravity has no legal basis... with that natural "law" overturned, Bezos might put something into orbit.

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by flyingturtle
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35437

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

The big problem is the same as their airliner development and production problems. Figuring out how such bonehead issues happen in the first place. And that seems to be beyond them. Interestingly, if you talk with people inside the organization, they can give you the hair, teeth and eyeballs of the...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35437

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Nomadd wrote:
It's one numbnuts emailing a Machinists union rep. I wouldn't take it too seriously.


The "numbnut" belongs to the ULA top ranks. And no matter the addressee, it's telling regarding the mindset of the sender.

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by flyingturtle
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35437

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/in-leaked-email-ula-official-calls-nasa-leadership-incompetent/ Excerpts: In leaked email, ULA official calls NASA leadership “incompetent” "Large NASA taxpayer investments are being thrown away due to the cozy relationship established by Trump political ...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10996

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

And unfortunately they have to be strict. Imagine you have empty space so you let a few hundred refugees on, and then last minute a bus load of your original manifested pax show up. Do you want to be the one to go back there and tell 50 of the refugees to get off? Think that’ll go down well and not...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10996

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

And before that, people died clambering to a C-17. I hope their souls will torment the German armed forces. Care to share your intelligence? I mean, with words like those you must have a pretty solid picture of the situation at the airport when the German plane was there. It's confirmed that the Ge...

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