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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 173
Views: 39758

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

EduardoL wrote:
Ryanair?


Is an LCC and doesn't operate widebodies.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3284

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I don't think that we should/could do anything. Because of geography, a meaningful response is almost impossible. Ukraine is just as corrupt as Russia, but tries to play the "poor, little me" card. It has a population greater than all the western European countries except for Germany, Fra...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3284

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

No response can be made. Russia will do what it wants to do. It is not an issue for the U.S. If you tolerate this then your children will be next........... Not sure of Russia could manage to keep Ukraine occupied for a longer period of time due to the size of Ukraine, probably just better the inse...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19331

Re: Texas abortion law

Let us make a comparison with Poland where it also is forbidden to undergo abortion. This woman was pregnant but there were something wrong with the fetus and the water broke very early in the pregnancy. However due to the abortion ban doctors didn't perform an abortion and decided to wait for the f...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 1965

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

I'd agree with John Williams as nr1 and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Benny Andersson (ABBA, BAO, Orsa spelmän, various musicals) tied at nr 2.

McCartney maybe, but not as good as the three above.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Is America stuck in a perpetual cycle of elections, fundraising for elections, mid terms, speculation of who’ll run, campaigning, analysing, off year elections.....? In other countries it’s call an election, vote 6 weeks later, government sworn in on Monday, forget for 3 years. Not really, usually ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1594

Re: Favorite SSD

I use an 1 TB Kingston A2000 Nvme SSD as boot drive. an 2 TB Intel NVME for MSFS + an additional standard Samsundg 860 EVO 1 TB SSD for other games.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 2047

Re: British MP Killed

Isolated incident no.546.528 Your point? Got one you want to share? Already demonstrated how thankfully rare this is, one PM murdered in 1812, most MPs post war by a terror group. The last MP was killed by a neo Nazi, if you are alluding to an ethnic minority. On another thread I linked nations by ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 36
Views: 2940

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

A very interesting article on a possible collapse of part of the island and the resulting Tsunami across the Atlantic. https://www.e-education.psu.edu/earth107/node/1609 This article fro´m two weeks ago says that there is currently no risk, Claims that the devastating volcano eruption in La Palma, ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 36
Views: 2940

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

The house shown in these pictures, situated north of Calle Alcala, had survived until yesterday, but last night it was buried under the large amounts of lava that were released when part of the volcanic cone collapsed. This comparative map is often updated with new drone shots of the lava stream an...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines in Stockholm
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Re: Brussels Airlines in Stockholm

I thought I read last year that Bromma was being permanently closed down. Has that now changed?ho Cool little airport, and the traffic using it is very spottable from Stockholm city centre which is something nice. When I was there in 2019 mostly saw BRA Avros which was lots of fun. The Atlanta expr...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors
Replies: 14
Views: 6168

Re: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors

Dan Petrescu as in the former Chelsea footballer ? no not the same. The pilot was 68 years old and the football player is 53. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Petrescu https://www.italy24news.com/News/amp/208997 Eight people died in the plane crash in San Donato Milanese, in the crash of the Pil...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 279
Views: 48882

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

How long would the A220-500 be and would that cause any problems?
The - 300 is already a meter longer than the A320neo.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 36
Views: 2940

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Three screenshots from the afar.tv feed. Like a huge avalanche of lava coming down the hill side from and have in mind that this from the side vent, not the main cone. This side vent went from small to pouring out all this lava so quickly. I watched the live feed that showed that imagery. What was ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1223

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

It's not "the market", the EU has been very active in getting to where we're at now. There are still plenty of gadgets sold with micro USB ports, probably because there are millions of these ports in stock in China, so the faster they're effectively banned, the better. I'm anti Apple so d...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 36
Views: 2940

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Three screenshots from the afar.tv feed. Like a huge avalanche of lava coming down the hill side from and have in mind that this from the side vent, not the main cone. This side vent went from small to pouring out all this lava so quickly. https://i.ibb.co/tqzxnxz/2021-09-27-20-54-01-LIVE-La-Palma-V...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 36
Views: 2940

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Volcano was pretty quiet today but since maybe 30-60 minutes ago it's back as full strength throwing lava plumes high up into the sky.
The smaller side vent re-opened now and has lava floating out of it.

Source is live stream linked above.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 36
Views: 2940

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvVQjwe8C_g

Also sorry about double post, but my editing windowed timed out.
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Another really drone video from Spanish geological institute, it follows the lava flow downstreams and you can see how much of the villages that are buried beneath the lava.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvVQjwe8C_g

Also sorry about double post, but my editing windowed timed out.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 36
Views: 2940

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Drone footage from the Spanish geological institute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mColQy9MWaI This footage shows lava flowing from one of the side vents. If you want 24/7 live stream you can watch it here (afar tv) which is a re-stream of the local TV-network. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0KR...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1223

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

petertenthije wrote:
Even apple is slowly switching to USB-C. My iPad for instance has USB-C. So the commission is a bit late to the game.


Since this isn't just about Apple or mobile phones but all kinds of electronic devices I'd say that they are not "late to the game".

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1223

European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

The European Comission have finally put forward a suggestion about a common charger solution or rather that all electronic devices should be charged and/or connected via the USB-C interface. This both to prevent monopoly situations with proprietary interfaces like Apple lighting) and to make all dev...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some major airports like LAX and PHX not have crosswind runways?
Replies: 22
Views: 3795

Re: Why do some major airports like LAX and PHX not have crosswind runways?

IDK but I would assume that LAX mostly have winds from the west due to the ocean (sea breeze) and the general climate. But also if you look at the geography at LAX you will see that there are mountains just to the north of the airport and possibly they are high enough to make a crosswind runway unsu...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 743
Views: 142044

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Swedish air ambulance company "Svenskt ambulansflyg" has taken delivery of 4 of the total 6 Pilatus PC-24 air ambulances. Two of them has been painted with Swedish registrations and flown to Umeå. SE-RVA ”Blå Jungfrun” SE-RVB ”Rödkallen” All 6 will presumably be named after Swedish lightho...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 65214

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Another one pleads guilty ...... Jacob Chansley, of Phoenix, Arizona, pleaded guilty to obstructing an official proceeding when he took part in insurrection The man who was photographed inside the US Capitol during the 6 January insurrection shirtless, wearing a horned headdress and furs, and heavil...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skyscraper Fire in Milan
Replies: 15
Views: 1217

Re: Skyscraper Fire in Milan

Is 18 stories really a "skyscraper"? The term skyscraper originally applied to buildings of 10 to 20 stories, but by the late 20th century the term was used to describe high-rise buildings of unusual height, generally greater than 40 or 50 stories. https://www.britannica.com/technology/sk...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19331

Re: Texas abortion law

With the new law can an individual woman sue the state of Texas for any complications to the unwanted pregnancy and any extra costs this causes. IMO this show how far behind the USA is from the most of the rest of the western world. I often feel that USA in some areas haven't evolved a bit since 177...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Odd Monitor Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Odd Monitor Issue

I doubt it's your graphics card and I don't think it's the monitor either. If you could find a very cheap keyboard I'd say that it's worth a try or you could poke around the windows power saving settings. If do you buy a new keyboard and if the energy saving settings doesn't solve the problem my sug...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Odd Monitor Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Odd Monitor Issue

I think it more likely to be your keyboard then your graphics card. I would start with testing another keyboard. How old are your computer?

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Charlie Watts
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: RIP Charlie Watts

The most surprising is perhaps that he made it to 80.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 464
Views: 93377

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

If only 13 out of 53 A350's are grounded.... Sounds like some kind of production lot issue. According to Airfleets.net these are the grounded aircrafts https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Qatar%20Airways-active-a350.htm MSN Type reg delivery status 006 350-941 A7-ALA 22/12/2014 Parked since 06/2021...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravelle - engine start and taxi
Replies: 34
Views: 7102

Re: Caravelle - engine start and taxi

Found this video on a discord server. It's apparently the world's only working Caravelle and in the video you will see engine start, taxi and engine spool up. Video seems to have been recorded at Arlanda (ESSA/ARN) airport in Stockholm in July this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEvTCktFYDA ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravelle - engine start and taxi
Replies: 34
Views: 7102

Caravelle - engine start and taxi

Found this video on a discord server. It's apparently the world's only working Caravelle and in the video you will see engine start, taxi and engine spool up. Video seems to have been recorded at Arlanda (ESSA/ARN) airport in Stockholm in July this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEvTCktFYDA I...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 464
Views: 93377

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

A7-ANA (A350-1000) flew into LHR as QR3 today. So are the A350 "ungrounded" now? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-ana https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar_Airways#Current_fleet says QR has 34 -900s and 19 -1000s yet the thread title says 13 are grounded, so there are many non...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Automotive charters in Sweden?
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: Automotive charters in Sweden?

Volvo cars have a factory complex at Olofström which is about 140 km north east from Malmö. There is also Volvo CE at Braås (just north of Växjö) about 230 km noth of Malmö. For both these sites Malmö is the closes "larger" airport. There are some smaller airports in Växjö and Kalmar but I...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1888

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

einsteinboricua wrote:
IIRC they're not married, but they're living together. Technically they're boyfriends, but seems they want to indicate that they're the next step up without being formal.


Sambo is the word you are looking for.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1888

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

Sounds like she is your särbo since you are not living together, otherwise she would be your sambo.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery ?
Replies: 35
Views: 10394

Re: Icelandair new livery ?

I wonder if this minimalist all-white livery trend will ever fall out of favor? 5851357 6094611 To cheer you up, here are two very non-white aircraft for you :lol: But on-topic: I hope they decide to paint all aircraft in the northern lights livery! Would look amazing (although a nightmare to paint...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 2030

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://youtu.be/tH4hCeJrs44


If you look carefully you will see the same link three posts above yours. ;)
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DIRECTFLT wrote:
Experience Dusty, and the ZZ Top boys at the top of their game in 1980 in Germany.
Full Rockpalast Concert:

https://youtu.be/tH4hCeJrs44


If you look carefully you will see the same link three posts above yours. ;)

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 2030

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://youtu.be/tH4hCeJrs44?t=4769
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Here is some singing from Dusty during their first show in Europe (Essen Germany 1980),.

https://youtu.be/tH4hCeJrs44?t=4769

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 65214

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

scbriml wrote:
If only she'd followed the officer's instructions, she'd still be alive. Isn't that how this works?


Yes that is exactly how it works especially if you are a terrorist like this woman.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 73
Views: 6179

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

The US justice department has just ruled that the US treasury department have to give Trump's tax returns to the investigators at the US congress IMO Trump can run (away with his tax returns) but he can no longer hide so it's time to hand over those tax returns. The Treasury Department must turn ov...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 73
Views: 6179

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

The US justice department has just ruled that the US treasury department have to give Trump's tax returns to the investigators at the US congress IMO Trump can run (away with his tax returns) but he can no longer hide so it's time to hand over those tax returns. The Treasury Department must turn ove...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 65214

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Nancy Pelosi says that she will add more republicans to the committee to make it a bipartisan committee. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is confident in the bipartisan select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, despite House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulling his ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 743
Views: 142044

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/sorml ... sta-i-host
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Ryanair will stop flying from Skavsta (NYO/ESKN) in November. However Ryanair might return in April next year.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/sorml ... sta-i-host

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 65214

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

The first conviction is in, a 38 year old male from Florida was convicted and sentenced to 8 months in prison. https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/19/trump-supporter-capitol-attack-riot-sentencing https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/07/19/politics/capitol-riot-felony-paul-hodgkins/index.html Good...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3202

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

seb146 wrote:
No, it was a jet. Like a baby Galaxy.


So if it wasn't
C-5
C-141
C-17
C-130
L-188
Soviet
Kawasaki C-1 (I assume these wasn't used outside Japan)

what other (jet) aircrafts are there that can bring a firetruck into PTD?

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3202

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

luckyone wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
seb146 wrote:

No, it was a jet. Like a baby Galaxy.


I’ve delivered fire fighting equipment to Montana, KGFA, IIRC. In a C-5.

C141 may have been the aircraft.


Seb says that it wasn't a C5 or C141, no other jet freighters from LM though.

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