by ordell
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing might end 737MAX production
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Boeing might end 737MAX production

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-likely-rid-737-max-151603217.html That’s not to say everything is coming up roses this morning: Boeing BA has announced it is currently considering outright suspension of production of its beleaguered 737 MAX airplane. The grounding of the plane around the world...

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by ordell
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

Oh good grief. I hope this is wrong. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/reports-say-spacejet-programme-facing-fresh-delays-461678/ Japanese news service Nikkei, without citing a source, says that the latest round of delays stems from setbacks with development of the aircraft's fuselage, whic...

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by ordell
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question regarding MAX groundings
Replies: 9
Views: 3237

Re: Question regarding MAX groundings

Apologies for not being clear. I meant just ANY 737s sitting in the desert that could be easily brought back into service with a quick paint job. But most of you have made clear points why not.

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by ordell
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question regarding MAX groundings
Replies: 9
Views: 3237

Question regarding MAX groundings

With AA cancelling 100+ flights per day, I'm curious why they don't dust off perfectly flyable older 737s sitting around in Marana and other storage facilities. Is it not worth it? Too much work?

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by ordell
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread

Mitsubishi has started its regional certification flights with its MRJ90. The company confirmed that the tests are providing ‘good results’. But declined to elaborate on any specifics. Representatives from Mitsubishi stated: “We have begun certification flight tests, in line with our plans to begin ...

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by ordell
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread

I would imagine everyone is taking a wait and see approach now.

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by ordell
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread

NAGOYA - Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. said Monday its small regional plane, Japan’s first homegrown commercial passenger jet, has started test flights in the United States. The tests, the final regulatory challenge ahead of the company’s targeted delivery of the first Mitsubishi Regional Jet in mid-202...

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by ordell
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 9188

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

Another win for Scarebus. The disturbing part for me is that this plane has had several issues recently. What the hell is the German government doing letting their leader fly on a troubled plane? Seriously? Dispatch rates for that aircraft in commercial service are fine. Not every country has a ded...

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by ordell
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 9188

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

Another win for Scarebus.

The disturbing part for me is that this plane has had several issues recently. What the hell is the German government doing letting their leader fly on a troubled plane?

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by ordell
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 14028

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

They should build it inland, east of Issaquah, so it can survive the big earthquake Seattle is due for.

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by ordell
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 24469

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread

So Mitsubishi walked away from this show without a single order? Sad.

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by ordell
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 31418

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

Oh FFS this poor plane is cursed. http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/mitsubishi-pulls-mrj-farnborough-flying-after-ground-incident FARNBOROUGH—Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. was forced to withdraw the MRJ90 from the Farnborough Airshow flight-display line up after the test aircraft was damaged in a g...

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by ordell
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 31418

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ja23mj/
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Mitsubishi sent the MRJ painted in the ANA colors and she made the trip in 3 hops. Moses Lake, Bangor, Iceland, and Farnborough

Why Bangor and not Boston?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ja23mj/

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by ordell
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2018-06-28/mitsubishi-sees-clear-skies-ahead-mrj After a series of delays with the MRJ program, Mitsubishi has announced progress in flight-test development including the coming addition of new test aircraft, upgrade of type certification aircraf...

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by ordell
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 16247

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

One has to admire the ability of the man's wife to tolerate such a foul odor. Or maybe she's just so used to it she's gone nose blind.

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by ordell
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 16247

Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

An airplane full of tourists was forced to divert after a passenger's foul-smelling body odour reportedly caused those around him to vomit and faint. The Transavia Boeing 737 took off from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands for Gran Canaria, but instead it touched down in Faro, Portugal. At one poi...

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by ordell
Thu May 24, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/mrj70-gets-green-light-mrj90-testing-tracks-revised-plan As a key indicator of renewed confidence in its recently restructured regional jet program, Mitsubishi Aircraft has approved the go-ahead of the MRJ70, the smaller sibling of the still-in-development...

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by ordell
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

News: TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. sees no need for postponing again the first delivery of its planned small passenger jet, Shunichi Miyanaga, president and chief executive officer of the Japanese company, said Tuesday. The delivery schedule of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, t...

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by ordell
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

Bad news. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/26/business/corporate-business/mitsubishi-aircraft-receives-first-mrj-cancellation/#.WmuS3DdG2Hs Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has received its first order cancellation for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, informed sources said Friday. The 40-plane order f...

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by ordell
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of the line for the A380?
Replies: 1
Views: 843

End of the line for the A380?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/business/airbus-a380-emirates.html?_r=0 The days may be numbered for the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Airbus, the European aerospace group that makes the A380 superjumbo, said on Monday that it would have to end production of the plane if its only major cust...

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by ordell
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing to introduce a radical new plane design
Replies: 9
Views: 3137

Boeing to introduce a radical new plane design

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5192113/Boeing-teases-plane-change-future-air-power.html Boeing's defence arm is set to unveil a mysterious new plane - and says it will 'change future air power' The aerospace giant's defence arm teased the new craft, covered in a black cloth. It is be...

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by ordell
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

The Japanese are also especially lousy about partnering with foreign firms.

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by ordell
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

https://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20171130/Business/Repeated-delays-dim-the-Mitsubishi-Regional-Jet-s-sales-prospects After repeated delays in rolling out Japan's first passenger jet in nearly five decades, Mitsubishi Aircraft now finds itself in danger of losing an order for 40 of the roughly 450 Mi...

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by ordell
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

I doubt that you can call a B737NG cockpit a course correction. First of all because it's an outdated, messy cockpit design. I especially don't like the overhead panel. If you would take that ugly thing out and lay it flat on the floor, a baby would mistake it for one of those boards where you lear...

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by ordell
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Mitsubishi-s-long-delayed-jet-to-take-flight-in-harsher-climate This really stuck out at me: Development costs for the MRJ, originally projected at just shy of 200 billion yen, appear to have skyrocketed to nearly 500 billion yen. Seeking to accelerate the ...

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by ordell
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43qqtYTDhcE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6d-t8oUG4o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2fSARIlkUs (quite a few hulls in the background)
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And 26 is rolling out. No engines yet though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43qqtYTDhcE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6d-t8oUG4o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2fSARIlkUs (quite a few hulls in the background)

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by ordell
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 20003

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

My God, how long would that flight be?

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by ordell
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

I guess they want to knock out those 2500 hours real fast.

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by ordell
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

What's she doing in Phoenix? Heat testing?

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by ordell
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 69751

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I saw an article with a picture of DL aircraft (presumably at IAH or HOU) with most of the fuselages almost completely underwater. I don't know if this image is Harvey related, but how extensive and expensive is the damage on aircraft that are submerged underwater during floods? https://scontent.fe...

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by ordell
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

Well so much for this story: http://www.ifiberone.com/columbia_basin/mitsubishi-regional-jet-project-making-headway/article_9f2f8cba-8837-11e7-b17d-f7457533fa56.html MOSES LAKE, Wash.- The Port of Moses Lake says Mitsubishi’s regional jet project is making headway. As testing continues for the four ...

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by ordell
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 6108

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Oh I do love that tail painting.

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by ordell
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... j/#e0d9678
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... j/#e09da35
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... j/#e0c927a
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The planes are flying daily except for plane 4, and some of their flight patterns are NUTS. Check these out

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... j/#e0d9678
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... j/#e09da35
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... j/#e0c927a

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by ordell
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

JA23MJ is back in Moses Lake. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ja23mj/#dd9bf50 As of June 20, the test aircrafts have accumulated 940 hours, so roughly a third of the flight test program is completed. http://atwonline.com/paris-air-show-2017/mitsubishi-may-add-extra-flight-test-aircraft-...

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by ordell
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

Well that's just brilliant, send the plane with no finished interior whatsoever. Not even one row of passenger seats.

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by ordell
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

She looks purdy in ANA colors.

Image

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by ordell
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

It might be better that way. Too many cooks and all that.

Not allowing tours of the cabin is DUMB. That's its selling point. One person who got a tour noted the head room and comfort. No one is going to buy the damn thing looking at the outside. I don't know why they are even bothering then.

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by ordell
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ja23mj/
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JA23MJ is on her way to Paris, heading out over the Atlantic now. Looks like she needs to make about 6-7 hops.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ja23mj/

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by ordell
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 23312

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

This thread sure is bringing out the stupid.

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by ordell
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 23312

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

SalmaHareb wrote:
I think private planes are highly risk and dangerous compared to flying in commercial.. The accident chances are high due to lack of safety features and inefficient pilots. Anyway thank god for saving such a wonderful actress.


Just joined 4 days ago...

As the kids say on 4chan, lurk moar.

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by ordell
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 23312

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

It's said she is a very anxious, fearful flier. Probably why she flew private. This won't help.

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by ordell
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 23312

Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

http://www.eonline.com/news/860311/jennifer-lawrence-fine-after-private-plane-forced-to-make-emergency-landing-due-to-engine-failu Jennifer Lawrence is a lucky lady... Earlier today, the Oscar winner was aboard a private plane when the flight was forced to make an emergency landing due to engine fai...

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by ordell
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Providence(PVD) growth
Replies: 61
Views: 2831

Re: PVD - Sudden Rapid Growth - What Response is Next?

Green is hamstrung. I am a RIer but no longer live there. I remember the issues surrounding noise and expansion. There is housing all around the airport and they are really militant about noise. That airport has no possibility to expand at all and if takeoffs and landings increase, people will bitch...

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by ordell
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2017-06-05/mitsubishi-tries-make-lost-time-mrj-regional-jet Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft expects to see flight testing of its delayed MRJ90 regional jet accelerate this summer, as engineers work to complete the design changes that led to the most ...

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by ordell
Fri May 26, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102683

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

She looks pretty.

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