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by Redd
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

BS Iran may have captured a number of individuals they claim are working for the CIA. How much of that is the actual truth is certainly open to interpretation! If you know the US history of spying, you'll know that it's not at all unrealistic. Of course, the CIA has spies in Iran, but the probable ...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6173

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Pure love..... "cast terror into the hearts of unbelievers." "Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them," Allah instructs the Prophet Muhammad (Quran, 9:5). He continues: "Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers ...

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by Redd
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3664

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

How could you have possibly construed that I had said the US doesn't have laws? Because you listed out laws that is enacted in Saudi Arabia. Not every culture follows the West. To ridicule their laws based on their culture is arrogance bar none. No one is advocating that every culture follows the W...

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by Redd
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3664

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

What's the difference between death by beheading & death by lethal injections? Both are capital punishments. The West needs to stop with the hypocrisy. There are plenty of reasons why Saudi Arabia isn't going to be a tourist destination, but their laws, religion & customs aren't one of them...

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by Redd
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6173

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

People killed, tortured, mutilated in the name of religions from you think religion hasn’t anything to do with it. If some one murders someone and claims they did it because of the colour of their skin then do you agree they are racist This is a fallacy. Considering that religion doesn't condone ki...

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by Redd
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q3 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q3 2019

Some recent travel to the Azores and Portugal and some conceptual shots.... https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67144867_10161981692410608_3928795809025359872_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQkWe8CRC0CNdWeQ3dwYow_lZEXBvi3Dk13kVW9jD538im9bx9x-ACiqgPoZOvSmklk&_nc_ht=scontent-waw1-1.xx&...

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by Redd
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1456

Re: NYC Power Outage

I remember the 2003 Northeast Coast blackout which lasted about 2 days, it was amazing to see the effect it had on everything and everyone, was like something out of an end of days film without the violence :D I was on the very western end of that. It's amazing how unreliable the power is here. Whe...

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by Redd
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1456

Re: NYC Power Outage

I remember the 2003 Northeast Coast blackout which lasted about 2 days, it was amazing to see the effect it had on everything and everyone, was like something out of an end of days film without the violence :D Boohoo, the power went out and affected the lives of the precious New Yorkers, therefore, ...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

Perhaps if something sounds too good to be true it really is "too good to be true"? After all, if e.g. Tijuana is such a fantastic location would not the entire San Diego community have relocated? I do something similar, but a bit more elaborate. I live in Poland, make money in USD and EU...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 2479

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

It’s called Darwin Award candidates. Stupid people wanting to experience something without having a freaking clue about what can happen in the wilderness. They see stupid movies like Wild, Bingo, I'd say that covers the majority of the disappearances. People have no idea how dangerous nature can be...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3664

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

I can’t imagine many western toerists going to SA anytime soon, it probably has the worst image of any country on earth. Are you going there to commit terrorism {the reason to those beheadings)? Surely I would think that the same thing is going to occur in America if you do harm while visiting ther...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3664

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Are you going there to commit terrorism {the reason to those beheadings)? Surely I would think that the same thing is going to occur in America if you do harm while visiting there right? Especially in Texas... Did you just try to justify the most brutal, ruthless and extremist regime's murderous ac...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 25
Views: 1975

Re: 2019 Tour de France

As a cyclist I just haven’t recovered from the doping mess enough to have any interest other than popping off a 50-mile ride on a weekend with some friends. The pro peloton remains one big question mark for me. Figure out a way to test for something, they just find another way around it. The speed ...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6173

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Religion makes good people do bad things. Fly planes into building. Blow them selves up in a crowd. Scare and psychologically damage children in to believing the same as them through fear of eternal pain. Cutting out the clitoris of young girls to prevent them enjoying intercourse None of that are ...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3664

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Are you going there to commit terrorism {the reason to those beheadings)? Surely I would think that the same thing is going to occur in America if you do harm while visiting there right? Especially in Texas... Did you just try to justify the most brutal, ruthless and extremist regime's murderous ac...

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by Redd
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 40
Views: 3579

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

I don’t understand why some of the Dem candidates are turning down Fox’s offer to them to have a town hall on their network. Makes no sense when they say they think their message would resonate with republican voters. They can’t if you don’t let them hear what you have to say. Fox News is the only ...

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by Redd
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Running
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Running

mmo wrote:
Used to run at least 5 miles/day up until about 6 years ago. Now I have two new hips, two new knees and need a whole lot of foot surgery. Don't have quite the same enthusiasm now as I did years ago!!



SOrry to hear..,.. Were any of your health issues related to running?

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by Redd
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13536

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

As a former smoker myself, I never understood why people have a hard time going a few hours without smoking. That said, I see nothing wrong with having those smoking rooms at the airports. Although if you have to sit beside a passenger who had just spent some time in one of those rooms, the smell is...

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by Redd
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Running
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Running

The better you get, the more fun it is. Just like any sport, when you're not good at it, it's not much fun. When you can run up hills and kill some serious intervals it becomes great fun. I also think that the setting is really important, I like to run late evening or early morning when there aren't...

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by Redd
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19314

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

There’s a few airlines I’d never fly on Korean air has always been at the top of my list WHy? I don't know much about KE never having flown them before. But a quick check on ASN shows a pretty stellar safety record in the past 2 decades. https://aviation-safety.net/database/operator/airline.php?var...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Money is no option? Then let's re-build this one: https://flugzeugclassic.de/sites/flugzeugclassic.de/files/styles/s1024/public/bilder/artikel/5511.jpg?itok=ZwEc0a4n Realistically? None. Have you seen the Do-24 rebuild? :) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Do24att_02.jpg

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by Redd
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Budget wise, I'd say what's realistic for you... if I was a few million richer I'd probably go for a PC-12 but that's not likely to happen. So a Kitfox seems to tick all the boxes. That’s one hell of a plane! I also love the Cessna 182 RG and older models als do quite a nice job. I've had a chance ...

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by Redd
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

So many variables and so many options... But if you can define a budget and the general usage, then I'm sure we could give you a few ideas. I'd go for a kit myself as well, with a Rotax. Europe is atrociously expensive for GA. Keep it basic, keep it cheap. Budget wise, I'd say what's realistic for ...

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by Redd
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Which Plane Would You Buy?

So this is an aviation enthusiast website after all, and well, the question is quite simple. If you were to be in the market for an airplane, what would you be looking for? I have a PPL and around 100 hours, but haven't flown regularly since I moved to Europe about 10 years ago. Too many hobbies and...

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by Redd
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2443

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

USA 2, Netherlands 0

This is going to be an awkward reception at the White House.

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by Redd
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2490

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

But as I pointed out earlier, costs for expert analysis are exorbitant these days in many applications, and criticism should not be conveniently limited to just environmental studies. But we happen to be discussing a $500,000, more or less, environmental assessment. To repaint a wall, a fairly smal...

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by Redd
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 34
Views: 5715

Re: Passenger shaming

It was class, not product. Something often mixed up these days. Define class? Something is not 'classy' simply because only the social elite can afford it. People from all financial classes who flew treated it as a special occasion, dressed up and were on their best behaviour. People have class, or...

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by Redd
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 34
Views: 5715

Re: Passenger shaming

Pudelhund wrote:
amount of money back in your imagined “golden age”. It is crazy to me how many people on her whine about the degradation of air travel w


I don't think you understand, not one iota, of what made the golden age the golden age. It was class, not product. Something often mixed up these days.

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by Redd
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2490

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

Good to know, but I wonder how they can justify the massive price tag? The average chemical test price is between $100 - $1000 USD. I don't think the due diligence would need to be very thorough as this doesn't involve a sale or any new structures being built. This is daylight robbery corruption. Th...

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by Redd
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2490

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

From the New York Times: “Painting [over the mural] would first require an environmental impact study that would cost about $500,000.” Hahaha. 500K for environmental study. Yeah, this is the kind of burden on society our “environment protectors” put. And that’s just for the study. Well, there's als...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2490

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

What kind of environmental study costs hundreds of thousands of dollars? Are they drilling for oil too?

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by Redd
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

I don't know how it where you live, but even in Copenhagen if you ask people why they cycle to work, keeping fit will be in EVERYBODY's top three reasons. I'm sure it's the same where you live as well. My god, your arrogance is stupefying. Copenhagen cycling is "fitness"? That city is pra...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8765

Re: Antifa Violence

When a right winger/conservative/Republican says "very fine people on both sides" and whine that one reporter had one milkshake thrown at him one time and are completely and totally silent at the calls to label counter protesters as terrorists, that is the same as defending neo Nazis. Scr...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8765

Re: Antifa Violence

And "conservatives" will proudly fly the flag of slave owners and racists and be the first to loudly defend neo Nazis. Even those middle of the road "both sides do it" types. This did not start with the 24 hour news cycle. It started when the Fairness Doctrine was taken away. Ri...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8765

Re: Antifa Violence

Enough with blaming everything on Soros. I'm sick of the anti-Semitism. Sorry, but wielding the antisemitism club against people who expose George Soros' filthy methods is getting really old. I'm a Jew by the way, and a proud zionist, so accusing me of antisemitism is just beyond dumb. Think of som...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

You're missing some key points. A race car does not constitute exercise, you have never been in a race car, have you? That easily makes for a good upper body workout. I don't know how it where you live, but even in Copenhagen if you ask people why they cycle to work, keeping fit will be in EVERYBOD...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

[ Saying bikes are for sport is like saying cars are for racing... Best regards Thomas Cycling is the most watched sport in the world and has a heritage reaching back professionally well over 100 years, but yeah bikes are not for sport..... There is also car racing... Your point was "The whole...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8765

Re: Antifa Violence

Antifa are just as bad as nazis. They are the brownshirts of our time. Antifa and their sympathisers are despicable and have no place in our country. I've heard Soros is working with the Martians and the Lochness monster, Crazy times. There's hard proof linking Soros to Antifa. Your ridiculing it j...

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by Redd
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8765

Re: Antifa Violence

Antifa = Against anyone who's views deter from theirs. I have a leftist friend (as in someone who voted twice for Obama, despises Bush & Trump, is gay, checks off all of the boxes on the list) who got physically attacked by Antifa in Boston because he dared to tell them to stop physically attac...

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by Redd
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

tommy1808 wrote:
[

Saying bikes are for sport is like saying cars are for racing...

Best regards
Thomas



Cycling is the most watched sport in the world and has a heritage reaching back professionally well over 100 years, but yeah bikes are not for sport.....

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by Redd
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

My personal view of e-bikes is this: if you're not too old or not disabled in some way, you have no excuse for riding an e-bike. The whole point of a bicycle is to get in shape, that's what the pedals are there for. I have a company car, that's my excuse to not bike to my job even though it's very c...

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by Redd
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2891

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

I am reading that two or three of the former SSRs have effectively destroyed independent judiciaries, press, and human rights. I am not reading that the EU is effectively addressing this. Have I missed some reporting, if so, provide links? Which are those SSRs? Poland - But there is hope the curren...

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by Redd
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2143

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

I'd be curious as to why they're not looking at the PC-12. Seems like the missions are very similar.

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by Redd
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2146

Re: Best coupe under 65k

Aesma wrote:
Jaguar F-Type.


:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

The F-Type is the closest you'll get to an American V8 experience like the Vette, but with a much more refined build quality. And that V8 sound......

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by Redd
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 24332

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

This is not your either/or conflict. Oh? Trump said that by shooting down the drone "Iran made a very big mistake". Minutes later he changed his mind "I would imagine it was a general or somebody who made a mistake in shooting the drone down." Hours after that he approved a stri...

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by Redd
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12856

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

What is the point in paying extra to fly supersonic only to arrive at bedtime? Why buy a Lamborghini if it will get you to your destination at the same time as driving a Toyota Camry (unless you want to get arrested) Or the point of buying a Patek Phillippe when a Casio will tell you the same time?...

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by Redd
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12856

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

[quote="jayunited" around 4500NM it also states SYD-LAX will require a fuel stop, that is not efficient. [/quote]


Do you have any idea how many routes today have fuel stops, exactly because they are more efficient than filling the tanks to the brim?

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by Redd
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1293

Re: I have a theory about dragons

N757ST wrote:
No bones, so no, not plausible.



If these were around when early people had been (slim chance) I can see early superstitious peoples thinking they may breathe fire.

Image

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by Redd
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education
Replies: 22
Views: 1026

Re: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

Other thing - the Feds should be out of the education business, anyway; it is a state responsibility. Disband the Department of Education; it has accomplished nothing of value. How would you maintain a certain standard across all states? Education IS the most important thing we can assure young peo...

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by Redd
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Power as Consumers
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Our Power as Consumers

Best to start with yourself. RE: plastic bags. I bring my foldable crate to the supermarket. Buy groceries, expand it, place groceries in the crate, walk to car, and drive home. Unload, store groceries, fold crate and store it away. Yeah, I agree there. I do what I can as well and it goes quite far...

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