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by planeophilic
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are pilots able to have an accurate visual estimation of distances and heights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

How are pilots able to have an accurate visual estimation of distances and heights?

While watching and listening to some former pilots and sailors, I have noticed that they have a good idea of distances- 'this many yards', or 'this many feet', even while moving at high speeds in their airplanes/ ships. This is something us 'landlubbers' seem to lack. Is there a hack to get an accur...

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by planeophilic
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 16444

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

This 'emotional support animal on airplane' stupidity astonished me so much when I heard about it, I genuinely thought it was a joke article- the woman who's pig pooped on an airplane and required it to be bought back. What with animals in the cabin (UGGHHH) and barefeet pax in the toilet- flying in...

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by planeophilic
Tue May 30, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni
Replies: 67
Views: 4215

Re: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni

So, let me see if I have this right: Mom and pop businesses run on razor thin profit margins. It is not no one coming into their shop that does them in. It is being sued for discrimination because "the radical left" hates Christians. Those are the main talking points I am seeing from two ...

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by planeophilic
Mon May 29, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 17369

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on Indian Workers

Seems an unfounded, immature way to just attack the low-hanging fruit. Attack the one who cannot answer or reply suitably- Blame India!

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by planeophilic
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 6657

Re: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?

Mathias Rusts little jaunt into the heart of Moscow in 1987 in his rented C172 blew the myth of impenetrable soviet air defence and had numerous ripple effects within the dying Soviet regime of Mikhail Gorbachev. Change the world? Probably not, but it was a hell of a story. Also, the year 1958 was ...

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by planeophilic
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 6657

Re: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?

In 1994, the Dassault Falcon 50 VIP jet (9XR-NN) carrying Rwandan Presudent Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira, was shot down using a Surface- to- air missile as it approached Kigali airport (KGL) to land. Both the presidents were killed, and the already- present sectari...

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by planeophilic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 6657

What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?

In 1994, the Dassault Falcon 50 VIP jet (9XR-NN) carrying Rwandan Presudent Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira, was shot down using a Surface- to- air missile as it approached Kigali airport (KGL) to land. Both the presidents were killed, and the already- present sectaria...

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by planeophilic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK officials said Britain has obligations to Gibraltar
Replies: 154
Views: 5763

Re: Spain threatens Gibraltar post Brexit, UK reminds them of Falklands...

I really can´t believe that anybody could take this post seriously. What's wrong? I said- and I repeat- that will an anti- globalist USA sit quietly while Europe attacks the sovereign territory of its oldest partner and ally? And if you are not considering the US in this equation, then what basis a...

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by planeophilic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK officials said Britain has obligations to Gibraltar
Replies: 154
Views: 5763

Re: Spain threatens Gibraltar post Brexit, UK reminds them of Falklands...

If Spain invades, the EU will help them, so the Uk will be defeated. The British Isles will be invaded and put under German control. You will all learn to speak Deutsch, drive on the right side of the road and use the metric system. Or in other words, the British government is playing nationalistic...

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by planeophilic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK officials said Britain has obligations to Gibraltar
Replies: 154
Views: 5763

Re: Spain threatens Gibraltar post Brexit, UK reminds them of Falklands...

The Spanish will get their butts handed to them, for lack of a better term. For all those fantasizing about an EU-led war against the UK, remember, UK is still the primary power in Europe. Except Germany and France, other European militaries, including Spain, are just glorified Marching bands. A EU-...

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by planeophilic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK officials said Britain has obligations to Gibraltar
Replies: 154
Views: 5763

Re: Spain threatens Gibraltar post Brexit, UK reminds them of Falklands...

If Spain invades, the EU will help them, so the Uk will be defeated. The British Isles will be invaded and put under German control. You will all learn to speak Deutsch, drive on the right side of the road and use the metric system. Or in other words, the British government is playing nationalistic...

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by planeophilic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad tries to fly SpiceJet, gets grounded again
Replies: 20
Views: 5261

Re: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad tries to fly SpiceJet, gets grounded again

For those out of the loop, TL:DR backstory- this politician physically assaulted an Air India staffer when he was "forced" to fly Economy class with the poor peasants instead of his Business seat. AI took an exceptionally strong stand and put him on a "No-Fly" list, and immediat...

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by planeophilic
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad tries to fly SpiceJet, gets grounded again
Replies: 20
Views: 5261

Re: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad tries to fly SpiceJet, gets grounded again

he should have the courage, swallow his pride and send an official apology letter to Air India and the other airlines for his previous misdemeanor and promise not to engage in such behavior again. If he doesn't, he can then only fly internationally on non-Indian carriers and also for domestic India...

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by planeophilic
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stand for the anthem in India or be arrested ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2203

Re: Stand for the anthem in India or be arrested ?

No such thing occurring.....the beef incidents are just a few & nothing to do with the Government. Just a few eh? How many more incidents of minority Muslims & Christians people should get lynched for carrying beef before its considered serious enough? And nothing to do with the Govt? The o...

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by planeophilic
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual AI flight from YANGON to GAYA- any reasons?
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Unusual AI flight from YANGON to GAYA- any reasons?

Recently while tracking air traffic on Flightradar24, I came across an AI Flight, AIC234, from RGN to GAY. This looks like a very unusual route to me. Why Gaya- which is a second tier airport? And why from Yangon to Gaya? I understand there might be an Indian immigrant community in Myanmar, but why ...

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by planeophilic
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hidden Winners? Presenters announce wrong movie as Best Picture
Replies: 41
Views: 1782

Re: Hidden Winners? Presenters announce wrong movie as Best Picture

Oscars are definitely not the benchmarks for good film making- especially not so in the last 10 years. The awards are political and tinged with bias.

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by planeophilic
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 222656

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

Great! 1. Please make the photography standards more humane- that is- not dependent so much on technical parameters, and more on the art of the image. 2. Please make it easier to upload photos to a forum post directly from the hard drive. The current procedure is horrible cumbersome. Thanks and hope...

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by planeophilic
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1800

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

So who is the left wing equivalent of him? Amazing that people who get their news from comedians feel so outraged when someone on the right does the same. Except that Milo isn't remotely funny. Nor is Alex Jones nor Tori Lahren. *cough* Bill Mahler *cough* Is he? I for one think that Maher is a mor...

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by planeophilic
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1800

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

Generalizing....Generalizing all over the place... Agreed, you've done nothing but generalize in this thread. Now how about actually responding to my substantive points? That's because you haven't even read all my posts in this thread. I started out by carefully using the term 'extremists' for both...

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by planeophilic
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1800

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

There's a huge difference between political satire and rabid, right-wing ranting. :checkmark: But then again, I suspect you do crazy things, like looking at the world in shades of gray rather than in black and white. :lol: Milo is a natural reaction against 'political correctness' and the 'offensiv...

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by planeophilic
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1800

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

So who is the left wing equivalent of him? Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Bil Maher, etc. Heck, the entire late night TV line-up. Amazing that people who get their news from comedians feel so outraged when someone on the right does the same. Perhaps the same reason why they feel so outr...

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by planeophilic
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1800

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

Anyone? Because he's the closest thing the Alt-Right has for a leader. He's somewhat charismatic, he embodies a lot of their values and he makes his views know...loudly. This needs to be put into perspective. The guy was sexually abused as a young teen by a priest. Sexual abuse victims often perfor...

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by planeophilic
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1800

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

Milo is a natural reaction against 'political correctness' and the 'offensiveness' overload that is the cancer of society today. Remember, he is only as extremist as the extremists of the other side.

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by planeophilic
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do Air Traffic Controllers cope with sound clarity?
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

How do Air Traffic Controllers cope with sound clarity?

I hear feeds on [url]Liveatc.net[/url] all the time and most of it, I cannot understand because either they are speaking too fast, or there is line static, and the voices sound heavy. Is this also how the controllers hear them? How are controllers able to understand? How do new controllers cope with...

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by planeophilic
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Trip Reports that are links only
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Re: Trip Reports that are links only

I disagree 100% with everything that is being said here. These websites offer far superior hosting capabilities and search functionalities with better, improved content management systems and layout designs. Nothing against ANET, but this site was not built strictly for writing TRs. Back in the day...

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by planeophilic
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Baggage Handlers 'are told to STOP urinating in holds of planes'
Replies: 23
Views: 7598

Re: British Airways Baggage Handlers 'are told to STOP urinating in holds of planes'

I am now imagining the pee freezing into a Pee- Cicle as the airplane approaches cruising altitude.

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by planeophilic
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweden losing control of its migrant ghettos
Replies: 179
Views: 7171

Re: Sweden losing control of its migrant ghettos

[an explanation of sudden growth in willingness to report sex crime in last the two years. Hate for refugees. Just as the made up rapes in Germany. I hope Google translate is good on that one. http://m.huffpost.com/de/entry/9116048 Or raised public awareness for the issue, just the time when there ...

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by planeophilic
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweden losing control of its migrant ghettos
Replies: 179
Views: 7171

Re: Sweden losing control of its migrant ghettos

Its funny because the usual left- wing tripe 'Since they don't agree with our rosy narrative, hence All rape figures are made up and false!' is being liberally used here. But the good news is that unlike all other threads on this website, reason and facts seem to be prevailing rather well here. No, ...

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by planeophilic
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India to induct indigenous AWE&C Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 1731

Re: India to induct indigenous AWE&C Aircraft

This aircraft is ancient history- it crashed long back, near VOYK. I remember reading about it in Abdul Kalam's 'Turning Points'. The entire crew was killed. We had not mastered the struts for joining the radome to the fuselage, and keep it there in the face of wind resistance. One of these struts ...

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by planeophilic
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India to induct indigenous AWE&C Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 1731

Re: India to induct indigenous AWE&C Aircraft

DRDO/CABS has an in-house airframe that will be used for development and testing of future improvements, upgrades and new systems (like a maritime patrol suite). Cheers A Didnt the inhouse airframe, an HS748 crash years back? Did they get a new one? http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/ctW9e0....

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by planeophilic
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ryan Lock: Is it something to be proud of?
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Ryan Lock: Is it something to be proud of?

Ryan Lock was a British roast chef who went to Syria to fight for YPG (The Kurdish 'resistance' group) against ISIS and the Syrian Government. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-39020621 It is believed that during the fighting in Raqqa, he was cornered and shot himself to avoid being captured...

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by planeophilic
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How is the Airplane Spotting/ Photography scenario at DEL?
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: How is the Airplane Spotting/ Photography scenario at DEL?

http://www.planespotters.in/ They may be able to assist as I would assume that you may need a local guide or helping hand.


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Try the authors of the following webpage; http://www.planespotters.in/ They may be able to assist as I would assume that you may need a local guide or helping hand.


Thank You!

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How is the Airplane Spotting/ Photography scenario at DEL?
Replies: 2
Views: 720

How is the Airplane Spotting/ Photography scenario at DEL?

How is it? Have you ever photographed there? Did it invite Police attention? Is there any safe/ legal place, or way to do it? If you click at DEL regularly, how do you manage?

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption table
Replies: 56
Views: 182779

Re: Fuel consumption table

Any such data available for Helicopters?

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are some IATA Airport codes named after the city/locale, while others after the Airport name?
Replies: 11
Views: 2193

Why are some IATA Airport codes named after the city/locale, while others after the Airport name?

Most airports like DEL- New Delhi, or FRA- Frankfurt are named after their home location.

While some like JFK- John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport, New York, or CDG- Charles De Gaulle (Paris intl.), Paris, are named after the airports the,selves? How is this decided?

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India's Record Setting 104- satellite launch all set.
Replies: 30
Views: 1843

Re: India's Record Setting 104- satellite launch all set.

That's strange- as of this moment, India has the highest number of NRIs returning home to work. Reasons range from the global slowdown that is in progress right now, to stricter immigration laws, to, of course, economic opportunities at home, what with the influx of a lot of foreign employers like ...

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps dementia.
Replies: 113
Views: 4844

Re: Trumps dementia.

salttee wrote:
planeophilic wrote:
Sure, in 1990, some lame wall fell in Western Europe, but that was pretty much all that happened.

This shows your complete lack of understanding of what goes on outside your own head.


do you have anything substantive to say, or to rebut my points, rather than make a pointless statement?

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India's Record Setting 104- satellite launch all set.
Replies: 30
Views: 1843

Re: India's Record Setting 104- satellite launch all set.

ISRO students are increasingly coming from second tier government institutions and even some private ones. Also, be it known that in India, unlike most other countries, the government inst. are way better than the private ones in quality of teaching, quality of faculty, infrastructure, and research...

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India's Record Setting 104- satellite launch all set.
Replies: 30
Views: 1843

Re: India's Record Setting 104- satellite launch all set.

India is now able to retain its best students. There are 2 special universities which develop Space Scientists- IISc and IIST. What you see is the product of some of the best minds. About 250 students are trained right from the under-graduate level, every year. That is totally incorrect, and I am b...

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweden losing control of its migrant ghettos
Replies: 179
Views: 7171

Re: Sweden losing control of its migrant ghettos

I always wanted to go to TU Muenchen- can't on my average undergrad degree, but maybe they will accept me as a refugee." (Germany] You would have to meet the entry requirements, citizen, refugee or immigrant/foreign student. For more information check http://www.daad.org Best regards Thomas Ye...

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps dementia.
Replies: 113
Views: 4844

Re: Trumps dementia.

Just check out the section of yesterday's presser where he was talking about the "nuclear holocaust" I think that everyone should take note of how he is trying to use fear of Russian nuclear weapons to sell his idea of "partnership" with the Russians. We've already been there an...

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps dementia.
Replies: 113
Views: 4844

Re: Trumps dementia.

I wonder if HRC had won, would these laws still have been 'Arcane' and 'Anti-Democratic'? Attacking constitutional procedure for your loss is like blaming the grass for losing in football. If the grass at your stadium is wet during the game while mine is dry, then it's not the same playing field. W...

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps dementia.
Replies: 113
Views: 4844

Re: Trumps dementia.

I wonder if HRC had won, would these laws still have been 'Arcane' and 'Anti-Democratic'? Attacking constitutional procedure for your loss is like blaming the grass for losing in football. If the grass at your stadium is wet during the game while mine is dry, then it's not the same playing field. W...

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by planeophilic
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps dementia.
Replies: 113
Views: 4844

Re: Trumps dementia.

I wonder if HRC had won, would these laws still have been 'Arcane' and 'Anti-Democratic'? Attacking constitutional procedure for your loss is like blaming the grass for losing in football. Get over it. He won. Remember? Yes, the laws would still be arcane and anti-democratic. I came out for nationa...

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by planeophilic
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweden losing control of its migrant ghettos
Replies: 179
Views: 7171

Re: Sweden losing control of its migrant ghettos

I will recount my experience: My father and I run a civil and structural design business in India. We make Cold Storages under contract, for food and fruit storage. Recently, we had to import some powerful cooling equipment, and had offers from China, the US, and The Netherlands. My father, having k...

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by planeophilic
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps dementia.
Replies: 113
Views: 4844

Re: Trumps dementia.

He's the leader of the United States. . Elected by the people of the US. He doesn't have to act or talk like you want him to. Don't like it? Beat him in the election in 2020. BTW The presser was Biblical. Nein. Elected by a minority, using arcane anti-Democratic laws to gain an advantage over the m...

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by planeophilic
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps dementia.
Replies: 113
Views: 4844

Re: Trumps dementia.

The only way to be a Trump supporter on the internet is to keep your mouth shut- which is what I do. No, I don't want to debate with anti- Trumpers because you people judge too much.

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by planeophilic
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Struggling with my love for aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 11216

Re: Struggling with my love for aviation

This website does tend to kill off people's aviation bug- specially photography related. Their standards are unrealistically high and...well...do not make me speak much. Go and see for yourself what Reddit has to say. I signed up to submit photographs, but after many rejections, stopped clicking alt...

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by planeophilic
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How are these 90- degree vertically up shots possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: How are these 90- degree vertically up shots possible?

These are taken from a helicopter from about 1200 ft altitude. Star Helicopters does aviation photography flights from their base in Hawthorne, California (about 5 minutes from LAX). I've done several and got some nice shots and some very different perspectives. They fly R44's or R22's. The passeng...

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