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by HAWK21M
Wed Dec 21, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: My flight is delayed due to a lightning strike. Question:
Replies: 14
Views: 3191

Re: My flight is delayed due to a lightning strike. Question:

Looks more likely that Maintenance personnell observed Lightening strike indications on the Exterior during their Walkaround and after confirming same informed the Flight crew. the lightning strike inspection is a complete inch by inch inspection of the airframe which takes 4-6 mechanics 3-4 hours ...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 430
Views: 71534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

LH group wants a piece from the Air India pie. Carsten Spohr has met with the Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines CEO for a quick talk about AI future and how the LH group can help and benefit by expanding the existing partnership and exploring new areas for partnership. Source: https://timesofindia.i...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets
Replies: 415
Views: 110045

Re: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets

https://twitter.com/guillaumefaury/stat ... s8yBOuXwSg


Balance between Airbus and Boeing orders ... one takes the military deal , the other the commercial one
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MrHMSH wrote:
Hmm, I wonder what Airbus CEO Faury and Indian PM Modi were speaking about?

https://twitter.com/guillaumefaury/stat ... s8yBOuXwSg


Balance between Airbus and Boeing orders ... one takes the military deal , the other the commercial one

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by HAWK21M
Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Support Assembly - B737 Freighers
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: Tail Support Assembly - B737 Freighers

I guess the Tail Support Assy woud have been optional & as an added protection against a tilt.
Sadly I dont have a pic of the Tail support assy used at that time.

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by HAWK21M
Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757s retirement
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Boeing 757s retirement

The B757s may be replaced as commercial airliners procure fresher and more fuel economical alteratives but the B757 can flying upto 2028 and beyond with regulatory satisfied conditions as freighters

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by HAWK21M
Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 430
Views: 71534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/jet-airways-revival-hits-new-snag-as-banks-push-back-on-funding/articleshow/96028595.cms Jet Airways in trouble again. All this even before startup. At this rate, this buyout from the investors may never come to fruiti...

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by HAWK21M
Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: My flight is delayed due to a lightning strike. Question:
Replies: 14
Views: 3191

Re: My flight is delayed due to a lightning strike. Question:

Looks more likely that Maintenance personnell observed Lightening strike indications on the Exterior during their Walkaround and after confirming same informed the Flight crew.

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by HAWK21M
Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about 737 Over Wing Exit Locks
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Question about 737 Over Wing Exit Locks

The lock is engaged when the left or right engine is running and 3 or more entry/serviced doors are closed and the air/ground logic is in the air mode or both thrust levers are advanced beyond 53°. Take away one of these three conditions and power is removed from the flight lock solenoid and the do...

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by HAWK21M
Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Support Assembly - B737 Freighers
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Tail Support Assembly - B737 Freighers

The Earlier B737-200 Freighters had to be Loaded/Unloaded from the main deck after a Tail support Assembly was affixed in the Aft fuselage jacking point. The Tail support assy was like a vertical cylinder a few inches from the surface and a hydraulic actuator at the lower end with a slipper plate be...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Mar 18, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are these items in this 747-8 cockpit?
Replies: 4
Views: 5161

Re: What are these items in this 747-8 cockpit?

One looks like the I-pad for the Documents/Applications access
What exactly is IRIG-B stand for.

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by HAWK21M
Fri Mar 18, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-Departure Walkaround Top of Fuselage
Replies: 20
Views: 4522

Re: Pre-Departure Walkaround Top of Fuselage

Unless one has used GSE on the top of the Fuselage for Inspection purpose... there would not be a reason to check the area in Line anyway

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by HAWK21M
Fri Mar 18, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Layovers changed from pre covid
Replies: 5
Views: 3134

Re: Layovers changed from pre covid

Having Both Calender period and Total hrs as criteria for checks, Most checks will be calender timed out anyway & need the check before that.

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by HAWK21M
Fri Mar 18, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Too much fuel?
Replies: 8
Views: 3196

Re: Too much fuel?

Who would be accountable for the bill on the ATF burned ...... Important

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by HAWK21M
Fri Mar 18, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787 - Wings turning black during the flight
Replies: 17
Views: 7652

Re: Boeing 787 - Wings turning black during the flight

The Pic look like Shadows ONLY

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by HAWK21M
Fri Mar 18, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parking with flaps and spoilers extended
Replies: 20
Views: 4019

Re: Parking with flaps and spoilers extended

You would not want a Long Parked Aircraft to be struck by moving GSE around the area.
How is that ensured

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by HAWK21M
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 28650

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

What do people think about Akasa Air? They have ordered 72 737 MAX 8 and are planning to start operation next year. Do you think they will get off the ground even? Or do they stand a chance? How did they come up with the figure of 72? Do they know where they are going to operate? Ultra Low cost.......

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by HAWK21M
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Japanese overwing markings
Replies: 8
Views: 3761

Re: Japanese overwing markings

Not sure about the Yellow Rectrangle though.
Black strip indicates the Outboard tire location
Red Dot is the Hinomaru symbol

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by HAWK21M
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737-800 Freighter Notes
Replies: 0
Views: 940

B737-800 Freighter Notes

Does Anyone have B737-800F Training Manual [Not AMM] notes OR B737-800 Training Manual with B737-800 Freighter converted Training Manual notes.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Past five years on this website
Replies: 14
Views: 4869

Re: Past five years on this website

The India related discussions are 1% of what they used to be. Did most Indian posters move elsewhere? Or just on to better things in life? I guess they moved on to other Social media options.Although Some have moved on from Aviation too. For several years, those discussions often become — let's jus...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 14044

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Now if you or I were an investor, why would I do that? The only thing valuable Air India has is the real estate and the slots abroad. Everything else would probably be scrapped, but more importantly who will pay off the massive loans. If it is going to be the private parties, then it will be no-no ...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the three vertical lines on the MD-11 radome?
Replies: 7
Views: 2316

Re: What are the three vertical lines on the MD-11 radome?

Any reason for the Vertical Lightening diverter strips compared the for aft type on the B737.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 14651

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

The Aircraft left behind dont look so sofesticated to create panic though.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 14044

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

hohd wrote:


I am surprised that the labor unions have not said much.

Most Employees are nearing retirement so VRS is a great option to them.
The Unions I guess realise the situation now

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 14044

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Finally : India allows Boeing 737 Max to fly again https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/india-allows-boeing-737-max-to-fly-again-spicejet-to-operate-them-by-next-month/articleshow/85655878.cms Hope to hear Akasa and Jet Airways aircraft orders soon, for 737Max. Boeing is like...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 14044

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

pune wrote:

IIRC, Mumbai Airport 2 was supposed to be an MRO Hub or has that been taken off the drawing board entirely ???


Likely by the year end most Realestate owned by AAI [Now Adani] at Mumbai will be sold off as AI is going to be sold to a new owner , most probably Tatas under Vistara

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 14044

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

https://www.aarcorp.com/mro/india-mro-joint-venture-/
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The Nagpur MRO is an AAR - INDAMER JV
Being built in Two phases totally.
Currently operational

https://www.aarcorp.com/mro/india-mro-joint-venture-/

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by HAWK21M
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Past five years on this website
Replies: 14
Views: 4869

Re: Past five years on this website

Ive been visiting this forum from 2001, however with more options on Social media over the years & work , the time devoted to A.net has reduced. Also since 80% of my posts were in Tech/Ops Forum , I have noticed a decline in quality of the experienced Aviators there over time. The India related...

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WKTaylor wrote:
RMA Aircraft Tire Information Service Bulletin http://www.rma.org


I guess this is the correct link
https://www.ustires.org/publications_bu ... tegories=9

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) rivets
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Re: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) rivets

gregorygoodwin wrote:
I again thank you for your interest in structures maintenance and if you have any other questions, I hope to be able to provide some insight.

Gregory

Much Appreciated your Educational advice.
Thanks

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by HAWK21M
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 48965

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

As for Pakistan, I also think the opposite, we should drop any pretense with that country and let it decide what it wants. While also making clear that if they start a war with India, we will support India. Next is dropping Turkey from NATO. I agree with both statements. We've had a problem for yea...

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by HAWK21M
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 48965

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

What about the Military equipment and Armour left by the Afghan Army & taken over by the Taliban. This could be shared to Pak Army & Terrorist Organisations The border between the two countries is virtually non-existent and millions of Afghanis live in Pakistan with crossings taking place a...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 48965

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

What about the Military equipment and Armour left by the Afghan Army & taken over by the Taliban.
This could be shared to Pak Army & Terrorist Organisations

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 48965

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Unless its an elected Govt in Afghanistan.... Most democracies will NOT recognize the Taliban regime. I wont be surprised if China offers to set up investments there But next target will be the elimination of the Durand line in a few years time. Oh please! Why should China not invest in Afghanistan...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only

If it's edge wear, on one side of the tire (the "shoulder" tread if you will), I'm thinking it's a torque-link shimming problem. This would put the tire out of alignment making it wear with an uneven pattern. An imbalance will usually result in a shimmy of some sort. Assuming that it’s at...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only

If it's edge wear, on one side of the tire (the "shoulder" tread if you will), I'm thinking it's a torque-link shimming problem. This would put the tire out of alignment making it wear with an uneven pattern. An imbalance will usually result in a shimmy of some sort. However its not Axle ...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only

What kind of tire... tube-in-tire or tubeless... bias ply or radial? Also... all major aircraft tire manufacturers' have what ammounts to an 'aircraft tire care and maintenance manual'... I have several: Dunlop, Goodyear and Michelin... available on the company websites. Also... good stuff... FAA A...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only

Hawk, more info needed. Is it one position on a specific aircraft? One position on all aircraft? Or, just a general question on tire wear? And, is it really shoulder wear, or is it edge wear? Shoulder wear on a MWA, but can vary on any Aircraft and Any wheel.... so its Wheel specific not axle speci...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) rivets
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Re: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) RIVETS

The amount of rise above the surrounding surface for a correctly installed briles rivet is only in the area of maybe two to four thousandths of an inch. The crown of the rivet is a smooth domed shaped that is probably negligible in drag. Also, if you ever look closely at a MD10 or MD11, the product...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFRP & FGRP
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: CFRP & FGRP

From what I can see from working with composites, carbon fiber has a greater strength per amount of plies than fiberglass, but fiberglass has better thermal properties and maybe impact resistance. We see in areas where impact damage is likely, such as inboard flap lower skins, main gear door skins,...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 4664

Re: Post retirement…options

I'm not sure that after 60 you have a lot of chances to work as a pilot. I only ask you not to take offense at me. It seems to me that at this age it is better to do something more relaxed. If you want something more complicated, go for IT. Perhaps you did well in school? Come to Edu Birdie and hel...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only

What is the reason for Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Is it Imbalance in tire post rethreading.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) rivets
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Re: BAC R15-FV (BRILES) RIVETS

gregorygoodwin wrote:
You don't shave the briles type rivets after installation. If done correctly, they have a domed appearance that is slightly higher than the surrounding surface. This is normal for these rivets.

Gregory

Won't that add drag & staining over time

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFRP & FGRP
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: CFRP & FGRP

gregorygoodwin wrote:
This is related to what the engineers want in terms of impact resistance and what temperature the lay-up is subjected to.


Gregory

What would be the Stronger of the two

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFRP & FGRP
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: CFRP & FGRP

One is reinforced with carbon fibres and the other reinforced with glass fibres… CFRP has historically been more expensive (I’m not sure of the current situation with automated manufacturing tech) but is also lighter. One major difference is that GFRP is electrically insulative, whereas CFRP is not...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 48965

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Unless its an elected Govt in Afghanistan.... Most democracies will NOT recognize the Taliban regime.
I wont be surprised if China offers to set up investments there
But next target will be the elimination of the Durand line in a few years time.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 42635

Re: Website is over-moderated

My only Request is DONT BLOCK the entire thread if a troublemaker deliberity posts out of context post in a well debated thread. Ideally only remove the faulty post and let the debate continue. That's typically what we do... If there's a post that needs to be removed, we delete it. Deleting the thr...

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 48965

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

yonahleung wrote:
That is until another of Taliban's guest conducts another terrorist attack on US soil/forces/citizens again...
I predict that at some point in the next ten years US has to fight in Afghanistan again due to some terrorist attacks brewed there


I feel US will return post another Terror attack.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 48965

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Heard there is a deal being worked out and the existing govt will step down and hand over power to Taliban.

Next would be the creation of Greater Phustostan eliminating the Durand line.
Tough times ahead for the World.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 271
Views: 42635

Re: Website is over-moderated

My only Request is
DONT BLOCK the entire thread if a troublemaker deliberity posts out of context post in a well debated thread.
Ideally only remove the faulty post and let the debate continue.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Past five years on this website
Replies: 14
Views: 4869

Re: Past five years on this website

Ive been visiting this forum from 2001, however with more options on Social media over the years & work , the time devoted to A.net has reduced.
Also since 80% of my posts were in Tech/Ops Forum , I have noticed a decline in quality of the experienced Aviators there over time.

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