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by LittleFokker
Wed May 22, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion

I didn't like the way Raj's engagement played out. I thought a perfect ending to that story would have been for Raj to move to London at the end of the series, but instead the writers had him put his bromance with Howard first. I felt bad that Raj was the only one who didn't get married. Sheldon wi...

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by LittleFokker
Wed May 22, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2088

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

But could say those same things about racial minorities, religious minorities, women, etc. Why hijack the LGB community after they had made such great strides toward equality? Trans people have set them back. Why do gay people deserve equality but not trans people? Equality for all means equality f...

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by LittleFokker
Wed May 22, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion

I watched a lot of early The Big Bang Theory episodes but not a lot of towards the end. Didn't Sheldon have a fear of speaking to large crowds? He had to be drunk to make a speech in the episode "The Pants Alternative". So how did he make his speech at the end? Excellent point. Although I...

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by LittleFokker
Wed May 22, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion
Replies: 14
Views: 872

"The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion

First, I am aware there's a faction of people who openly despise and hate everything about this show. Feel free to sit this one out. I want a discussion with only those who watched and at a minimum, we're entertained by it. You can start a different thread to discuss how much you hate it and glad th...

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by LittleFokker
Fri May 17, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2088

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

I'm sure McConnell will wipe his ass with it, as he has done with everything the House has passed so far this session. Democrats should troll the GOP by passing some sort of quality sensible legislation, but giving it some rotten ass title like "Kill All the Mexicans Act" or "Babies S...

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by LittleFokker
Fri May 17, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 3755

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Illinois Govenor J.B. Pritzker introduced his vision for rebuilding state infrastructure. Does come with a fair amount of tax increases (not surprising), but it's fascinating to see how they intend to spend it. House/Senate also in Democratic control, so there's a good chance this vision, or a modif...

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by LittleFokker
Thu May 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 258
Views: 9731

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/anti-abortion-rep-tim-murphy-asked-mistress-terminate/story?id=50274843 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/05/16/congressman-who-advised-ex-wife-to-seek-abortion-votes-for-late-term-abortion-ban/?utm_term=.641da923c493 Repeat after me: IT. HAS. NE...

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by LittleFokker
Wed May 15, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1736

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

I went to Scotland about 3.5 years ago and rented a car for my first experience driving outside of the US. Flew into EDI, drove up to St Andrews, then went to the west coast around Turnberry, then flew out of GLA, so I did get a pretty good sampling of Scottish roads. I did pay extra for the automat...

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by LittleFokker
Sun May 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 2024

Re: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty

White cops go through due process, and the jury ultimately decides his or her fate, but the reality is there are disproportionately more cases of white cops shooting minorities than the other way around, so statistically we're going to hear of more cases of white cops both getting charged as well a...

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by LittleFokker
Sat May 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?
Replies: 25
Views: 1817

Re: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?

Hugo's Cellar in the Four Queens. Lots of history and still delivers.

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by LittleFokker
Thu May 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump jr. subpoenaed
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: trump jr. subpoenaed

Richard Burr may have a spine still. More like Burr is worried about losing his job in 18 months. NC is on the Democratic Senate priority list for the next election, along with AZ, AL, KY, CO, ME, and TX. Burr is not up for re election in 2020. His term expires in 2022. He also stated in 2016 that ...

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by LittleFokker
Thu May 09, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump jr. subpoenaed
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: trump jr. subpoenaed

casinterest wrote:
Richard Burr may have a spine still.


More like Burr is worried about losing his job in 18 months. NC is on the Democratic Senate priority list for the next election, along with AZ, AL, KY, CO, ME, and TX.

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by LittleFokker
Tue May 07, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12270

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

While I agree with the basic concepts in this post, I still grapple with the issue. Now, I am a black person so some may find my position on the issue strange, but as with many, if not all, other complicated issues I contemplate I try to look at it from all sides. So, yeah the institution of slaver...

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by LittleFokker
Tue May 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4728

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Because it is all about being egocentric, selfish, and narcissistic for the current generation. No generation has been as self-absorbed as the Millennials, taking selfies (of themselves) 24/7. The increase in secularism also adds to this issue. Whereas in the past, more people were religious and we...

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by LittleFokker
Fri May 03, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?
Replies: 48
Views: 6230

Re: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?

The addition of DEN-NRT nonstop didn't help either. For many years, DEN was a tag on UA's NRT-SEA-DEN route, albeit with an equipment change much of the time, so it wasn't really a "single seat" flight. I took it quite a few times, and it was convenient in a way because SEA is almost perf...

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by LittleFokker
Thu May 02, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6975

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

The best analogy I've read so far:"This is like complaining about a movie trailer that came out two weeks before the movie." That’s quite accurate. The proponents of the Russian collusion hoax are just grasping at straws now. It’s sad. No, the analogy would be accurate if you saw a traile...

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by LittleFokker
Wed May 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2408

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

As a humble Brit, i have never understood the massive influence that the NRA has over US politics. They only have 5 million members dont they? Out of a country of, what, 300 million? What am i missing? Easy, when you become a laundromat for Russian money and we have a shitty election system that li...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All Elites Hate the Heartland
Replies: 36
Views: 2196

Re: All Elites Hate the Heartland

This thread could be retitled "All Trump supporters molest children," and it would be equally accurate.

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by LittleFokker
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should republicans vote in the D primary this year
Replies: 13
Views: 1363

Re: Should republicans vote in the D primary this year

This is basically the debate about open vs closed primaries that we've adjudicated many times in this forum before. Have fun reading: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1311443&p=18467725&hilit=open+closed+primary#p18467725 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sri Lanka Terrorism
Replies: 33
Views: 4433

Re: Sri Lanka Terrorism

Jouhou wrote:
More general update:

359 Dead
60 Arrested
9 suicide bombers


60 arrests in less than 3 days after the attack is quite amazing on its own. I acknowledge that Sri Lanka may have a different justice system, but still amazing they can identify that many people so quickly.

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by LittleFokker
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor Pete Past Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1725

Re: Mayor Pete Past Problems

Lets address the elephant in the room. There's no way a gay man will win the presidency. 30 years ago, a significant portion of our population thought a black man would never become President, and yet it happened. May not happen this election (smart money would bet on a female President before a ga...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Public Shaming
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Public Shaming

First, I know you moderators take a lot of grief for being inconsistent with deleting posts and punishing offending members, and I can appreciate that it's a difficult job. Having said that, there's no public accountability or awareness to who gets punished and how often. The current system is that ...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8150

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

What is QIA+ Yeah, the non-traditional sex/gender community needs a better term than an amalgamation of letters, only some of which most of us know. It's clunky to pronounce, and gets worse with each sub-group that gets included/identified. How about Rainbow? How about "Human sexuality"? ...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct planned state capital
Replies: 18
Views: 1519

Re: The correct planned state capital

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independe ... ted_States)
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Not 100% sure what "planned" state capital means, but I'll go with Carson City, NV. It's the only capital city outside of Virginia to be labelled an "independent city."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independe ... ted_States)

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by LittleFokker
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37658

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Mitt Romney has weighed in on Trump. https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/04/19/sen-mitt-romney-says-hes/ “Even so, I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President.” Close enough to calling T...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8150

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

bennett123 wrote:
What is QIA+


Yeah, the non-traditional sex/gender community needs a better term than an amalgamation of letters, only some of which most of us know. It's clunky to pronounce, and gets worse with each sub-group that gets included/identified.

How about Rainbow?

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by LittleFokker
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12270

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

Giving minorities the exact same treatments white evangelicals get. Better schools, better housing, better pay, fewer murders by cop, lower addiction rates..... How exactly are white people responsible for getting minorities hooked on drugs? Do you think they lack the mental capacity to make good d...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiger Woods 15th Major Wins
Replies: 22
Views: 1758

Re: Tiger Woods 15th Major Wins

The moving up of tee times on Sunday really screwed up my plans for the day, and I ended up not being able to watch on DVR until about 6:30 pm Sunday night. Was hell trying to keep media silence about the results. The tournament really had a strong whiff of the 1986 Masters about it. You had a reall...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Bridges to service two different aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 5234

Re: Dual Use Gates at Airports

LAS used to have a few gates at the A/B terminals that could have 1 widebody or two regional jets (HP would split them for the night hub). SFO gate 84 is currently being used by 4 CRJ2s when but is 777/747 capable.

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by LittleFokker
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.
Replies: 69
Views: 4316

Re: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.

I understand why you did things that way, but it's still weird for me to read the line "I never cheated" followed by you taking credit for a score you did not shoot. You're not the only golfer that's done that, but it burns my toast when I give it my best and sometimes screw up and make d...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.
Replies: 69
Views: 4316

Re: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.

I was so bad at the game that I never kept score, six was a joke we had, I would say, an automatic six, I did not want to hold up anyone behind me, especially women's groups. NO cheating believe me. I was out there to have a few laughs .Anybody want a good set of hardly used left handed clubs cheap...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.
Replies: 69
Views: 4316

Re: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.

I played golf for a couple of years after retirement, I never cheated once, I just picked up my ball and took an automatic six on any hole. Those who cheat and write the cheat down as fact are just cheaters!!!! If you find cheating in a game acceptable, guess what? I myself hold myself to a higher ...

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by LittleFokker
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.
Replies: 69
Views: 4316

Re: Pro golfers say trump cheats at golf.

Are there any amateurs who don’t cheat when they play golf? Anyone trying to make this into more than what 99% of amateur golfers do needs to come back down to reality. Raise your hand if you've never kicked your ball out of the pine straw or nudged it out from behind that tree. Now put your hands ...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Worst film re-make you've ever sat through.
Replies: 26
Views: 1707

Re: The Worst film re-make you've ever sat through.

Why hasn’t there been a remake of Airplane? Can't be done. For starters, no one deadpans the way Leslie Neilsen did. Second, think of all the sources of humor from the original that wouldn't fly in today's society (the lining up to beat the panicking woman, anything involving the "jive" l...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Sports
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: USA Sports

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl- ... -32-teams/
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As noted, NFL will publish their schedule in a few weeks. But you might be in luck: The Giants are supposed to travel to Tampa as one of their 8 road games this year:

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl- ... -32-teams/

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by LittleFokker
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

Re: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest

The author writes that he makes the assumption teams fly between close metro areas. Not always the case. It often is though. It's too much of a pain in the ass to drive even when the distance is short with the amount of stuff these teams carry. Especially if they're already on a road stand. The Roy...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

Re: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest

Tampa's not close to much in MLB terms. Just look at a map of MLB teams: there's a whole lot of nothing in the area south of the Ohio River/East of the Mississippi, except for Atlanta and Florida. And of course, the two closest teams to Tampa are NL teams. Also, think of division opponents (where y...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smolette walks
Replies: 87
Views: 3885

Re: Jussie Smolette walks

Still, must be nice being an actor, making 20k per episode when I have to work a full month to get that. For being on a network drama, 20K an episode ain't that much (the article mentioned that he hasn't appeared in every episode). It's also his first big role - hopefully he's smart enough to stash...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smolette walks
Replies: 87
Views: 3885

Re: Jussie Smolette walks

I’m not sure what the right sentence would have been , but it seems fairly clear that Smollett was the beneficiary of power and privilege. Power? Privilege? First, if you can find me one person outside of family and friends who would recognize Jussie in a lineup before whatever happened went down, ...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Weird thread) Miami's attachment to the word "metro"
Replies: 19
Views: 1903

Re: (Weird thread) Miami's attachment to the word "metro"

Also, the NY National League baseball team is the Mets, which is short for Metropolitans, which is where the word "metro" is derived from.

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by LittleFokker
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters
Replies: 119
Views: 10256

Re: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters

I didn't think that Missouri Women's BB would fly to CID, but they actually did w/ an Elite Airways CRJ2: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MNU9618/history/20190320/2200Z/KCOU/KCID Oooof. Poor girls - I would rather sit on a bus for 6 hours than spend 45 minutes in a CRJ2. Found UC Irvine to SJC,...

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by LittleFokker
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11759

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

I was genuinely surprised that NZ had not already banned assault rifles. Between Australia's response to Port Arthur and NZ's response to this tragedy, America has a lot to learn on how properly react to vicious crime.

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by LittleFokker
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Weird thread) Miami's attachment to the word "metro"
Replies: 19
Views: 1903

Re: (Weird thread) Miami's attachment to the word "metro"

DFW refers to itself as the "metroplex."

Las Vegas calls their police dept Metro (mostly because they are given jurisdiction rights to areas outside of the official boundary to the city of Las Vegas).

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by LittleFokker
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters
Replies: 119
Views: 10256

Re: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters

3 of Wednesday games' teams are airborne: North Dakota State: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8634/history/20190318/2115Z/KFAR/KDAY North Carolina Central Univ: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8627/history/20190318/2100Z/KRDU/KDAY Arizona State: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ5...

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by LittleFokker
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters
Replies: 119
Views: 10256

Re: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters

Prairie View A&M: SY 738 HOU-DAY https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8615/history/20190318/1500Z/KHOU/KDAY I wonder why PVAMU is using HOU vs IAH? The school is NW of Houston, about a 40-45 minute drive to IAH vs about 60 minutes to HOU. If WN was providing the charter, that would be one thi...

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by LittleFokker
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK A380 at DXB... what am I looking at?
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: EK A380 at DXB... what am I looking at?

Back on a computer now where it's easier to quote and link. Thank you for the replies so far. Sounds like it might be a shelter to protect workers and equipment from the weather while doing maintenance. https://www.copybook.com/img/pib268s20856/portable-aircraft-hangar.jpg I've never seen one of tho...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Low cruising altitudes to Hawaii
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: Low cruising altitudes to Hawaii

Winds to Hawaii have been bad the last few weeks. Crossing at 240 or 260 can easily save 15-20 minutes or more of flight time over more conventional altitudes.

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by LittleFokker
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK A380 at DXB... what am I looking at?
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

EK A380 at DXB... what am I looking at?

Sorry, I don't know how to link to the spot on Google Maps from my phone's app, but I will try to describe as best as I can. At DXB, there is an EK A380 parked at what I presume is EK's maintenance hangar (across the runway complex from the terminals). It's the one parked next to the hangar, but clo...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DNC 2020 Convention
Replies: 23
Views: 832

Re: DNC 2020 Convention

Nothing offensive, i just got a kick out of Utah and WI being mentioned in the same breath in terms of alcohol issues. It's like comparing Hawaii to Antarctica for the best weather in the month of June. I love Milwaukee - have had plenty of wonderful experiences up there, and plan on going again so...

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