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by Grizzly410
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 96
Views: 5718

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

This isn't about capability, quality, truth or track record. It's about perceptions. If I were Airbus I wouldn't even try. Boeing and its supply chain really need this order, lets not waste time. If they just have to deliver a proven platform Airbus doesn't waste time and money, they're not taking ...

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by Grizzly410
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 96
Views: 5718

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

What would be the worksharing there ? Does something like this would make sense ? Airbus provides A330 sections to a new US FAL (in Mobile) and build green A330s Lockheed design the military systems (comms, defense...), re-use Airbus Defense&Space boom system (pods too, I'd think), and perform t...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 16850

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Not sure about Europe, but the USML has it covered either way. Category VIII section 12 for airial refueling aircraft and section VIII section 14 for roll on roll off transport. Not sure about the cost though. You would think not installing the system would save you millions in aquision cost vs the...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 16850

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Kazkhstan orders 2 A400M https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/products-and-solutions/military-aircraft/a400m/A400M-KAZ-2.jpg?wid=991&fit=fit,1&qlt=85,0 https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2021/09/the-republic-of-kazakhstan-orders-two-airbus-a400ms.html Upon c...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 557
Views: 38341

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

That was a complete and utter farce. Frankly a disgrace that points were awarded for following the SC for two laps. It’s an insult to any driver that actually raced and won F1 points. How can two laps behind the SC constitute “racing”? Even drivers are saying this is a nonsense. There has to be a r...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 16850

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

A French A400M dispensing flares during takeoff from Kabul. https://twitter.com/air_intel/status/1429162130926940160 I've read various explanations for this, the one I found the most compelling is that it's a bug: the open landging gear doors extend beyond the aircraft's sponsons, and as they close...

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by Grizzly410
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225895

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

As for profitability, you do have to work harder when you have a larger number of smaller orders and A350 itself may still not be out of the woods with regard to profitability, but that may be the only path open to them. Surely selling pax A350s can't be easy under the current circumstances. Nope, ...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 101656

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Effectively EU states are now some of the most highly vaccinated places in the world. Seems the EC actually didn't manage the procurement as bad as some would like us to believe. This blogpost explain rather well what was key to turnaround a bad start : "in acknowledging that the EU did not get...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1394
Views: 225895

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I get the impression that Airbus has announced their intent to build a A350F, but they haven’t yet decided what exactly that means: do they target the mid-level market with a cheaper A359-based option? Do invest an extra couple Billion and create a highly-optimized model of a new length been 900 an...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 40714

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Someone has asked this before, just to put it as record, the first A321XLR MSN is 11000. More information on the coming together of different parts are here: https://www.stelia-aerospace.com/en/stelia-aerospace-livre-les-premiers-elements-de-la321xlr-assembles-sur-ses-sites-de-meaulte-et-rochefort/...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19239

Re: Euros 2020 thread

gkirk wrote:
Turkey were poor yes, but Italy were very impressive with their pressing, and vvery ambitious going forward compared to conservative/defensive Italian team of past.


That's a bit the Italy 2.0 we are promised, but make no mistake : if it comes to it they'll master a catenaccio defense ! :D

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 129
Views: 18382

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

A220-500, A320Plus, A322NEO, A350-2000, A350 Ultrafan, A350-950F, MAWS, A330NEO MRTT. So many derivative programs to spend billions.. A350-950F, A322NEO, A220-500 looks like no brainers to me. A350-2000, A350 Ultrafan, seems like good ideas for later if the market warrant it A320Plus, I'm not convi...

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by Grizzly410
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 76
Views: 18052

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

How do you expect a company having to commit by contract to a number they can't really appreciate what it would cost them given the vollatility of the market ?
I'd take some margin, like they probably did.

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by Grizzly410
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 557
Views: 38341

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

No comment on Vettel´s race ? It seems he finally got the Aston Martin user guide ! I have to confess I was concerned by a huuge mistake of him at the restart but he did absolutely great just like his whole race :checkmark: Alonso did also a great restart, he brings needed points for this unconsiste...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 271
Views: 44294

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

Will Airbus wings continue to be designed and built in the UK? To avoid the mountains of red tape created by the UK’s disastrous exit from the EU, it may well make sense to build wings inside the customs union. Just one example, Romania built BAC-111s, and wages there are probably half what they ar...

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by Grizzly410
Sat May 29, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23090

Re: Website is over-moderated

Isn't this discussion drifting heavily off topic ? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: It is, but it seems we've been repeatedly challenged to prove that we aren't two children stacked on top of each other wearing a trenchcoat pretending to be adults. In all honesty I think there's only one member asking for such ...

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by Grizzly410
Fri May 28, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23090

Re: Website is over-moderated

Isn't this discussion drifting heavily off topic ? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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by Grizzly410
Wed May 26, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 557
Views: 38341

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Alonso brings sponsorship money doesn't he ? Genuine question: does he? I am not familiar in how far he brings in more as any of the others. I was about to say "MAPFRE" but checking quickly they were already on the RS20 last year. Actually looking at 2020 and 2021 cars it looks like they ...

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by Grizzly410
Tue May 25, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 557
Views: 38341

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

While I like Ocon since he joined Racing Point a while back and consider him putting in strong and consistent performances for Alpine, I feel putting back Alonso in that car is a huge mistake. I would have much rather seen a young driver from F2, or Kevin Magnussen in that seat. Alonso seemed to be...

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by Grizzly410
Fri May 21, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 252
Views: 111658

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

Singapore held a ceremony to celebrate the full operational capability of the A330MRTT. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/rsaf-mrtt-tanker-aircraft-refuel-fighter-jets-midair-14657416 There is additional info in this article. The automatic refueling trials are now completed. Certificat...

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by Grizzly410
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 557
Views: 38341

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

For me it's the opposite, I find normal replacement cost for a destroyed car on track to be included in the cap and wouldn't want it to be removed. I mean that's an issue for three teams only, all others team doesn't have spare ressources the top teams have. For a normal team a crash always meant l...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 557
Views: 38341

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Just realized this thread exists. Interesting comments and quite fitting to my renewed interest in F1. Any opinions here about Toto's comments regarding "being streched" on the cost cap? Seems awfully whiny, to be honest, if it only takes on 90% "hull loss" to be at that point. ...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 557
Views: 38341

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Russel apologized in his social media, he doesn't blame himself for the crash but recognize his reaction was inapropriate. Poor Bottas, fighting in 9th position with a Mercedes is such an embarrassment. I'm afraid his prime time passed without being able to challenge Hamlton consistently. After the ...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2225
Views: 245234

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The bulk of the cost in a new design and regulatory hassle is the fuselage/systems and cockpit/software. You couldn't be more wrong. Creating a new program is not just designing an aircraft, far from it. The costs of supply chain, tooling, building, data management and personnel are simply enormous...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2225
Views: 245234

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The bulk of the cost in a new design and regulatory hassle is the fuselage/systems and cockpit/software. You couldn't be more wrong. Creating a new program is not just designing an aircraft, far from it. The costs of supply chain, tooling, building, data management and personnel are simply enormous...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 101656

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Aesma wrote:
My first issue with the Sputnik vaccine is : why are Russians not vaccinated ?

As for the Chinese vaccine it seems to be crap.


Blind suggestion :
Because they may have a working solution but no facility/ressources to industrialize it big scale ?

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by Grizzly410
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 252
Views: 111658

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

A330 MRTT only qualified supplier for the new fleet of Canadian Forces refueling planes and VIP aircraft. Would be a modest number but increasing again the A330M footprint as the current tanker of choice. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/airbus-deemed-only-qualified-supplier-for...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4999

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

So now I'm wondering if aircraft are being built with metric electrical wires or American Wire Gauge wires. The fun happens when you take a metric wire stripper to an american wire. I hope mechanics around the world know AWG wires get smaller the higher the number. Airbus are AWG. Any quick explana...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4999

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

So now I'm wondering if aircraft are being built with metric electrical wires or American Wire Gauge wires. The fun happens when you take a metric wire stripper to an american wire. I hope mechanics around the world know AWG wires get smaller the higher the number. Airbus are AWG. Any quick explana...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2225
Views: 245234

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

So, Boeing is going to have a $15 Billion plus, clean sheet NMA test run so that they are better equipped to build the NSA? Why not? Because the climate for the coming years doesn't invite to launch a clean sheet ? So planning for 2 clean sheet in a row seems like crazy ? I'm not even sure there is...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Replies: 78
Views: 4096

Re: 10 Years Since Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster

-18,500 people died in the actual natural disaster. -0 people died from what happened to fukushima. Unfortunately that's not so simple. You can use the natural disaster numbers as definitive, a huge deathcount, but fukushima's not over. Effects there are for a very different scale of time. The core...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 101656

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Based on real world datas, the UK multiillions doses feedback, it seems an overeaction to stop the AZ vaccine, right ? Can it be a very political driven decision? In a way it's not a big deal for the overall rollout as doses are missing anyway to accelerate. They'll be able to build stock and give a...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23090

Re: Website is over-moderated

Well, now the mods are deleting threads as a preventive measure. Brexit thread XII was deleted for what? I mean something quite substantial came up and we are not allowed to debate it at all. I presented the facts, with all the necessary links for people to form their own opinion and yes, I did pre...

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by Grizzly410
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 16850

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Given the quietness of the Flight Test fleet these days I'd think it's job done. We'll see. Adsbexchange shows lots of EC-400 flights from Toulouse in the recent months, often low level in the Pyrenees or Massif Central. By "these days" I meant very recently, in 2021. EC-400 was indeed he...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Give us back the Brexit thread
Replies: 5
Views: 3367

Re: Give us back the Brexit thread

Unfortunately its not the first time we have had to lock down certain topics for a period of time. I think we went almost 2 years without a DTW related thread in civil aviation. I do think the Brexit topic, while important does need a "cooling off" period, and Unfortunately there isn't a ...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 16850

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

I mean that Airbus could design side doors with similar aerodynamic properties as the C17. For example the fuselage shape near the doors. The C17 has some interesting curves where the side doors are located compared to lets say a C130. :innocent: For me they all have PTD located above the rear of t...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Give us back the Brexit thread
Replies: 5
Views: 3367

Give us back the Brexit thread

Last week moderators had to close the Brexit thread . A thread running for 5 years in non-av. Submitted to a lot of tensions, emotions and strong opinions: Through so much milestones and high and low times, the thread posters managed to deliver a healthy number of pertinent analysis. A great thread....

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by Grizzly410
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 16850

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Naturally there were some teething issues and after a few fatalities some changes were made, typically how things happen in the Army. :wideeyed: It was found that very light females did not have the body weight to actually deploy their parachutes and also the timing sequence had to be changed for r...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 36198

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I have found it quite amusing to read all the UK bashing since the end of the transition, what is happening know is quite what I expected and have said that it would in past posts within these hollowed threads on Brexit that there will be disruptions until people become more aware on the new operat...

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by Grizzly410
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 36198

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I have found it quite amusing to read all the UK bashing since the end of the transition, what is happening know is quite what I expected and have said that it would in past posts within these hollowed threads on Brexit that there will be disruptions until people become more aware on the new operat...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 101656

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

But someone at the EU forgot, by honest error I am sure, to black out everything Yup, masterclass move. Three bands - "Hey whole world, have a look by yourself" - "Hey AZ, I hold you under control" I know how to play dirty - Boris, stay away please. Unless you don't mind showing...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 101656

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

olle wrote:
It seems like there is a list of countries that EU will export to but UK is not on that list


Don't worry, the EU ambassador will be summoned in n10 to clear this issue.

Oh, wait.....

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by Grizzly410
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 36198

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Tony Connely podcast yesterday contain a very interesting interview with Michel Barnier. https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2021/0122/1191520-podcast-brexit-republic-frankly-speaking/ He has a book planned for April about the brexit negotiations !! :cheerful: When asked about the first consequences, wit...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 36198

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I know that as an EU citizen I can step into any of the 27 member states' embassy anywhere and be offered assistance, is "Europa House" in London also an embassy like that ? We can do that ??? As long as there's no embassy from your country on that particular place you will be afforded &q...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 36198

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Aesma wrote:
I know that as an EU citizen I can step into any of the 27 member states' embassy anywhere and be offered assistance, is "Europa House" in London also an embassy like that ?


We can do that ???

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by Grizzly410
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 36198

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I do find it a little ironic that Fishermen - who believed most enthusiastically the lies that Farage, Johnson etc sold them and advocated for an extreme brexit because of it - are currently the loudest critics of how things have turned out. Other business becoming vocal : touring artists. They sig...

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by Grizzly410
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 36198

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I do find it a little ironic that Fishermen - who believed most enthusiastically the lies that Farage, Johnson etc sold them and advocated for an extreme brexit because of it - are currently the loudest critics of how things have turned out. Other business becoming vocal : touring artists. They sig...

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by Grizzly410
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Impeachment of Donald J. Trump 1/13/2020
Replies: 104
Views: 6085

Re: 2nd Impeachment of Donald J. Trump 1/13/2020

IRC with all democrats senators on board, 17 republicans are needed to convict Trump.

What are the odds it actually happens ? Should be far from neglieable.

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by Grizzly410
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion
Replies: 98
Views: 16488

Re: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion

Suppose some nation wanted to buy a good sized fleet of C2s. Any guess what the production rate could be, and what they might cost? It seems unreasonable that a c2 could cost about $136M, which is about half an A400! I also wonder if Japan would sell to nations like India or Saudi Arabia or Indones...

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by Grizzly410
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64362

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Dear US of America, I have to say it was shocking. In a way because of picture like the confederate flag carried casualy inside Capitole. Also for the hugely symbolics efffets such an attack have on my limited vision of what are the USA. Aftermath is nothing to compare but my first impression when i...

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