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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 536
Views: 15588

Re: Another day another police killing

And now dear leader wants to deploy the military to quash protests https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-says-military-ready-willing-able-ready-deploy-minneapolis-amid-n1219656 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/george-floyd-protests-trump-us-army-minneapolis-a9540316.ht...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 30, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 16311

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Revelation wrote:
zanl188 wrote:
Bob and Doug in orbit! Falcon 9 on the ASDS! Good launch!

Take off, you hoser! (ref: Bob and Doug McKenzie...)


Before I googled I first thought you meant Bob McKenzie they icehockey writer at TSN as I am not familiar with the Bob and Doug you are referring to.;)

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 30, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 16311

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

We're currently go for launch, including weather and they just went go for propellant load.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed May 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 16311

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Launched officially scrubbed.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed May 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 16311

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

This stream is so cringy its painful Yeah I agree, where is John Ira when you need him? Have to do something to fill the airtime.. . I've muted it while multitasking until T-30 minutes or so. There's probably a drinking game for this kind of thing. If they say "first manned launch from US soil...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun May 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?
Replies: 46
Views: 1870

Re: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

From my rough calculations that empire would have about 100 millions inhabitants now. Do you really think 91 millions people are dreaming of living in Austria, or to be ruled by Austrians ? The numerous countries that have now be formed from this empire, are all doing pretty OK, most are part of th...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 132861

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

The Swedish government have decided to procure traffic on 8 domestic routes to secure society critical routes. https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/staten-sakrar-fler-flyglinjer Regeringen har beslutat att upphandla flygtrafik på åtta inrikeslinjer. Syftet är att försäkra sig om att samhällsviktig tra...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 8871

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

UA947 wrote:
[There is no Ethiopian A350 in SLC. They are in ADD, PVG, FRA, LHR, TYN, NBO.

EDIT!!
After posting message I saw the OP's reply, tried to delete but of course got a SERVER ERROR or some sort of that crap


There was an ET A350 at ARN last Sunday (22nd March).

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 160985

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

America is not built to shutdown. If you ask someone to stay at home, they will get upset at worst may start hyperventilating resulting in an ER visit or at a minimum they have to see a shrink, insurance has to cover in either case. You think 21st century Americans are really this soft? Actually th...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 160985

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://fox8.com/news/coronavirus/sen-rand-paul-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/ Guess who just got the virus :lol: :lol: I would say I wish no evil on anybody, but Karma is also a b*tch Unfortunately, some of us are given a screen saying that this page cannot be accessed from Europe. Who is it? Huh...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisdom of parking large #s of aircraft at one airport in North America
Replies: 17
Views: 4912

Re: Wisdom of parking large #s of aircraft at one airport in North America

Severe thunderstorms with high winds and hail are also a risk for aircraft. Likely airlines have done enough spreading around of aircraft to reduce risk from storm damage. As to risks of tornado damage, I would limit storage exposure in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas with high risk of tornadoes....

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 160985

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

While we were watching things progress in Italy and other hard-hit countries, I think that we overlooked what is going on in the rest of the world. It's all over the place now and progressing very fast and becoming a disaster. Find below the countries with between 50 and 2000 confirmed cases: Norwa...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Telecommuting Be Standard Now?
Replies: 56
Views: 1582

Re: Should Telecommuting Be Standard Now?

Are you saying there is a safety standard about how big a laptop an employer must provide? na, a Laptop is simply a no go for any prolonged work and not acceptable in either the office, or the home office. You need to provide a docking station, display, mouse, keyboard.... and desk of the appropria...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73006

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-transport-canada-test-pilots-had-questions-about-boeings-737-max-as/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/boeing-737-max-second-canadian-public-hearing-1.549230 Rather than repeat previous posts. Ray Your second link goes to something about a baseball stad...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 160985

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Closing schools - a good idea? I wonder if closing schools is actually likely to exacerbate things. Firstly, children appear to be very little affected when they catch the virus. Secondly, if children stop spending the day at school, they will need adult supervision. Who is going to supervise them?...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11219

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

The only other airline in the world to attempt to fully switch to from A320 fully to 737 MAX is long gone. Can you please let me know which was the other airline which switched from A320 to B737MAX? Silkair (MI) also converted from a fleet of A32x to MAX. They did however get some B737NG as interim...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV
Replies: 31
Views: 9098

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV

I remember a recent strike similar to this one, but the smaller aircraft (ERJ mabye???) stayed mostly intact but was quickly rotated (yawed might be the more correct term) in its place. Maybe this Gulfstream didn't yaw so badly but the tail assembly gave way instead. But it tried to yaw, judging by...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 580
Views: 81337

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/vastm ... -laggs-ned
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The political majority in Västerås have decided to close (Stockholm) Västerås airport (ESOW/VST). The reason is lack of financial viability for many years and the costs are expected to rise as well.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/vastm ... -laggs-ned

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 160985

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Still 0 deaths in Sweden too from about 250 known cases. Also a couple of days ago it was said that the patient in the first confirmed case in Sweden was symptom free. 0 out of 250 fatalities would sound very good to me if they had contracted COVID-19 three weeks ago. How long ago were these people...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: #350 for A350
Replies: 19
Views: 5442

Re: #350 for A350

I was on a DL A350 from ATL-ICN and ICN-DTW in the last 2 weeks. What a great plane. Comfortable and very smooth. The one thing I did notice on the DL plane, the crew rest was the last 3 seats in the center section of the plane. It was not an isolated area with beds. I thought that was a bit cheap ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are we going to do about the US Debt?
Replies: 106
Views: 4028

Re: What are we going to do about the US Debt?

In northern Europe we have the opposite problem. Governments in special Scandinavia should have more depts and invest more in infrastructure. More debt? I've heard the cost of living in Norway and Sweden is sky high. When my grandparents visited, they said that the cost of a meal at McDonald's was ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 160985

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

0 deaths is pretty strange. Either Germany has way better diagnostics than anyone else, a milder strain of virus, or manipulate statistics. Hope for 2, suspect 3. Still 0 deaths in Sweden too from about 250 known cases. Also a couple of days ago it was said that the patient in the first confirmed c...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 160985

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/stock ... r-onsdagen
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16 new cases in Stockholm today which makes it 52 in Sweden in total. 27 of the new cases had either been abroad or been in contact with someone who had been abroad.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/stock ... r-onsdagen

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 160985

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/nya- ... -i-sverige
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9 new cases in Sweden has been confirmed today. All of which had tested themselves after travels to Italy. Total number of cases in Sweden are now 24.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/nya- ... -i-sverige

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 14901

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs * Airbus releases images of succesful automatic takeoffs at its test runway in France. * An A350-1000 was fitted with image recognition technology. * The planemaker looks to have brought pilotless commercial jet flight one step closer. According to the a...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 135261

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders

Airbus just posted the December and 2019 orders and delivery summary on twitter. https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/1215692033949687814 https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/orders-deliveries.html 863 aircrafts delivered, 1,131 new aircraft orders of which 768 are net orders and they have a backlog ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 210
Views: 80571

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Here we are, almost 400 A350 made.....

It almost feels like it was yesterday we were sitting here and counting down to FAL start of MSN #1 and later it's first flight. Those were the days. ;)

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you buy yourself for X-mas
Replies: 44
Views: 1833

Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

AOC 32" Q3279VWFD8 LED monitor.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What kind of headphones do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1173

Re: What kind of headphones do you use?

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7, HyperX cloud as well as a pair of generic in-ear headphones.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure
Replies: 59
Views: 2309

Re: New Federal rule on Hospital Pricing Structure

I presume this would allow consumers to be more involved in their hospital choices, but in reality, you pretty much go where you have to go when hurt or sick. Perhaps this would help you make a more informed decision on choosing an insurance provider. Assuming you had much of a choice. Indeed. Howe...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW
Replies: 45
Views: 12236

Re: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW

That’s probably not how you’re supposed to refuel planes. I can confirm that, for best results, the truck should not come into contact with the aircraft. My guess is that the driver hit the wingtip of the first airplane while backing up without a guideperson (never do this!), and when he realized t...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move
Replies: 88
Views: 3486

Re: Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

It seems that the White House / POTUS won't intervene after all.? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/24/politics/navy-seal-eddie-gallagher-review-white-house-donald-trump/index.html Washington (CNN)The Navy was notified the White House will not intervene to stop an ongoing review of whether SEAL Eddie ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4148

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

As much as I want to hate this thing, it is kind of growing on me. Electric vs 16MPG ICE, Curb weight 6,000 lb s vs current 4,500 lbs , Towing capacity 14,000lbs max vs current 5,000 lbs, doable. It would be interesting to know how easy to powder coat this thing. That's about 2700 kg which would le...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you want to buy for Black Friday 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: What do you want to buy for Black Friday 2019?

In Sweden all stores usually raise the prices and then lower them so that that new price is higher then the original price but gives the appearance of a price cut.
Stores have been threathned with large fines this year though so we'll see if the dare to do the regular fake sales this year.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4148

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

Pick up truck are useless if you don't own a house, or if you own a house, but you're completely inept and therefore unable to anything around the house. Otherwise pickup trucks are excellent tools, much better than any car. I had longer construction materials in my Passat then the longest F150 loa...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4148

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

So Musk just revealed Tesla's new and long awaited truck and.... uh. Well I don't think anyone expected that. Summary from The Verge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7atGkba-Z8 BBC article: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50513294 I'm not sure whether they're just trolling everyone with that d...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump rushed to Walter Reed
Replies: 30
Views: 1559

Re: Trump rushed to Walter Reed

I think this is just a play for sympathy. He has been having a very bad week with the impeachment and all his very best people turning on him and wants the whole country to stop talking about what a crook he is and have some sympathy for him. I doubt it. The President is a man in his 70s who is obe...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 69039

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Don't know if this has been posted elsewhere already but the Beluga XL has now received type approval by EASA. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/18/technologie/europese-typegoedkeuring-voor-airbus-belugaxl https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/11/belugaxl-receives-eas...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if the US was a parliamentary government
Replies: 75
Views: 2270

Re: What if the US was a parliamentary government

If the United States had a parliament, who would have the ultimate decision on dissolving parliament? In Canada, the vote of no confidence and desire to dissolve parliament is given to the governor general who speaks for the crown, right? So, on behalf of Her Majesty, the governor general accepts t...

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geeek wrote:
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
geeek wrote:

Probably sometime next week. It did a engine run and taxi check earlier today.


ok thanks. :)


SK#1 is currently out on it's first test flight. https://aibfamily.flights/A350/358


Image

Photo from SAS twitter.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 530001

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0jlu0ghNIg
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Delta350 wrote:
If I may ask, what is FAL?


See this video from Airbus about A350 production process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0jlu0ghNIg

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 530001

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

geeek wrote:
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
Any estimates on MSN #358 /SAS #1 first flight? Shouldn't be that far off now?


Probably sometime next week. It did a engine run and taxi check earlier today.


ok thanks. :)

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Halloween outside America
Replies: 38
Views: 6503

Re: Halloween outside America

Halloween exists Sweden as well, mainly as an "artificial" holiday created by retail stores and etc to get people to spend more money since there aren't any other holidays between midsummer (end of June) and christmas/jul (end of December). Quite the same here in northern Germany. When I ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Halloween outside America
Replies: 38
Views: 6503

Re: Halloween outside America

Halloween exists Sweden as well, mainly as an "artificial" holiday created by retail stores and etc to get people to spend more money since
there aren't any other holidays between midsummer (end of June) and christmas/jul (end of December).

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 530001

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Any estimates on MSN #358 /SAS #1 first flight? Shouldn't be that far off now?

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 734537

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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skipness1E wrote:
Where are we on production rates? Are they still building? (Yes) At what rate? Fitting out? Painting? Or shipping green? To where?


Yes still building, see the thread linked below.

viewtopic.php?p=21728741#p21728741

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