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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Radio City Chriatmas Rocketts in New York City Cancelled
Replies: 13
Views: 629

Re: Radio City Chriatmas Rocketts in New York City Cancelled

The rich in the US could still see the Rockettes during WW2, it's not like EVERYONE went to war or the US was totally destroyed like Europe and Japan. As for the epidemics you noted, they were just that, not a pandemic that engulfed the whole world. What do you know about the Radio City Rocketts. T...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kindle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Kindle ?

Not to hijack the thread, but would anyone recommend getting a Fire tablet just for Kindle and streaming? I saw that Amazon was selling the tablets at a steep discount (not anymore though), and was considering getting one and just use the iPad for general social media and/or other items that requir...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 88
Views: 24785

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

What I haven´t understood about this new FS is if there are differences between the PC and the Xbox version. A good Gaming PC or Laptop cost well above a 1000 Euros, more in the 1200/1300 euros range for Laptops, whereas a Xbox can be bought for less than 300 euros. Will the two versions be equally...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 28045

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

This article shows the efforts that are taking place to save the SS United States and I hope that they will be able to succeed. https://disasters-shipwrecks.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-race-to-save-ss-united-states.html?m=1 I read the article but don't see where it shows the restoration efforts. :scra...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 88
Views: 24785

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

That surprises me. There's been a 737 since I first started way back on FS98. Ah well, if we can get used to no Meigs Field then the loss of the 737 will be fine. No doubt there'll be expansions on the horizon, as you say. I think I'm going to try the standard edition on Game Pass to see how well my...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 28045

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Those ships had a number of years left for further life as a cruise ship for a secondhand line.


Assuming there's still a market and a secondhand line could actually put them to profitable use.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 88
Views: 24785

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator

It's coming soon. I think I'll bite. https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/13/microsofts-flight-simulator-2020-will-launch-on-august-18/ https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DynamicWeather.jpg?resize=1536,864 I'm trying to find a list of aircraft for each version. Until I clicked that link I ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4128

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

What was wrong with the original Coming To America ? Well nowadays I'm sure the SJW brigade would be up in arms about negative African stereotypes, plus Eddie Murphy played a white "stereotypical" Jewish man. I personally love the film, along with Trading Places; which did have Dan Akroyd...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4128

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

I wonder how the upcoming sequel to Coming to America will be, because the original certainly wouldn't have been made nowadays.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4128

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Kiwirob wrote:
What about White Chicks?


Ignoring the reverse racism, this one should be banned for just being a truly awful movie.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4765

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

AA747123 wrote:
He seems to be holding the country back


Yes, Trump does seem to be doing that.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2907

Re: Trying to locate members

More importantly, I want to know whatever became of FLairport.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 28045

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Thing is though, the Astoria isn't all that special. Sure as the Stockholm it had a bit of infamy but since then it was totally stripped to an empty husk, superstructure removed and rebuilt as a completely unrecognisable ship to eventually become the Astoria.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in Utah
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Wildfires in Utah

Could we have all of ArchGuy's "news" threads merged into one? Like what happened with all his threads about landmarks etc?

You're starting to drown the non-av board by opening so many threads.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 1888

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

I think I've been visiting around 18 years, just never signed up until a few years ago. Its certainly changed.

The days of FLairport and his snow globe, and Superfly and his travel exploits are long gone.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 28045

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

FGITD wrote:
I'll also concede, until reading these posts I'd never heard of half these ships and lines


Which is precisely why these "xxx ship should be preserved as a museum" posts need to stop.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learning a New Language with Duolingo
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Learning a New Language with Duolingo

I've been having a go at Italian on Duolingo for the last few weeks. I had no prior knowledge of Italian (although I do come across some similarities between Italian and French/Spanish which I studied in school). I can now converse very basically with an Italian coworker. Although I do find my writt...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154368

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Would the thrust reverse have actually kicked in? I would have thought it would require weight to be present on the landing gear to allow it.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9954

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

They’ll shift the runway about 50-feet and call it good. This will allow both runways to operate simultaneously. Think half of LAX. What on earth are you talking about......or don't you know? They won’t get a second runway, so they’ll move the on they have, increase separation, boost capacity by 20...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 357
Views: 28045

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

I feel that the Sovereign of the Seas and Monarch of the Seas that are currently in the Pullmantar fleet should go to another cruise line like Celestyal as I heard that the company is looking for a third ship and I feel that they have a number of years in service left. Also, if that fails, they sho...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Atlanta, GA not even on the lists of cities with most carbon emissions?
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: Why is Atlanta, GA not even on the lists of cities with most carbon emissions?

Atlanta has some of the worst traffic in the US. Also headquarters for cnn, cocacola, and other companies But clearly must still not have enough to make the list. :scratchchin: I guess so...... However, it still scars me for life, because we literally have to sit in mostly 20+ mins of traffic on th...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Atlanta, GA not even on the lists of cities with most carbon emissions?
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: Why is Atlanta, GA not even on the lists of cities with most carbon emissions?

Boeing757100 wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
I suppose it's not all down to aviation though. Also consider road traffic volume, industry etc.



Atlanta has some of the worst traffic in the US. Also headquarters for cnn, cocacola, and other companies


But clearly must still not have enough to make the list. :scratchchin:

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Atlanta, GA not even on the lists of cities with most carbon emissions?
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: Why is Atlanta, GA not even on the lists of cities with most carbon emissions?

I suppose it's not all down to aviation though. Also consider road traffic volume, industry etc.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6828

Re: What happened to World Airways?

Anyways, were there any other reasons World shut down? I sure miss them. I had a memory of my first flight when I was barely one, a Southwest flight to San Fransisco. I saw this sleek and elegant Trijet on the taxiway, with others of the same type on the apron near the cargo area. The first questio...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2968

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

I'm torn with Pearl Jam. Their debut album "Ten" is basically an entire signature track.

But if I had to whittle it down, I'm torn between Alive and Black.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

Re: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads

What is it like driving a prison bus on icy roads, including in sleet and freezing rain? I am wondering this as there are some unique challenges carrying prisoners in those potentially dangerous conditions. That's hella specific, but allow me to answer. It's easier than driving a bus full of kids b...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon May 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2850

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

The same thing happened in Daytona Beach. https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/05/24/video-large-crowds-take-over-daytona-beach-shut-down-roads-bridges/ With the weather breaking this will just become widespread. People can't stay in their houses forever. No matter how much you try to scare...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat May 23, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X-Plane 11 Freeware Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

Re: X-Plane 11 Freeware Question

If it's freeware, why is it even a question? Just download both.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri May 22, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154368

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

TWA302 wrote:
Link to twitter with a video clip from a security camera. Plane was losing height quickly. Prayers for the victims and their families. Sad day.

https://twitter.com/GFarooqi/status/1263858937138483200?s=20


I see deployed landing gear.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat May 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 11173

Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020

It will take a lot more than a big wheel to get the tourists flocking to the amazing sights of Milton Keynes.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun May 03, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Does the RAF have a 742F?
Replies: 14
Views: 1874

Re: Why Does the RAF have a 742F?

The aircraft's last operator was Midair. Maybe its just me, but thats quite an unfortunate name for an airline...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat May 02, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6231

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

Good lord. Well, that's another new member the a.net community has probably scared away... :roll:

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14545

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

amc737 wrote:
Of the 5 British Caledonian 747s, I believe 4 were GE90 powered


I'd love to see a picture of that!

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6322

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

Which is great until the window person still has to invade your space to visit the loo.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is it possible to use the PMDG MD-11 for FS2004 with FSX Steam?
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Re: Is it possible to use the PMDG MD-11 for FS2004 with FSX Steam?

I loved the PMDG MD-11! I'll be watching this thread, I'd like to get it running in FSX:SE too. There is an MD-11 for FSX by Sky Simulations. Looks good, but its pricey and I've read a few reviews that leads me to believe it's nor as good as promised. https://www.justflight.com/product/sky-simulatio...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retread Tires on Super Singles of Large Trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Retread Tires on Super Singles of Large Trucks

Kiwirob wrote:
You already asked this question.


Indeed, could say it's a... re-thread.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a 757MAX been better than the 737MAX?
Replies: 56
Views: 6752

Re: Would a 757MAX been better than the 737MAX?

This was bound to happen. With lockdown and fleets of planes parked up we've run out of stuff to talk about.

Now, how about those NW DC-9's...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires threaten Chernobyl and Pripyat
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Wildfires threaten Chernobyl and Pripyat

Aesma wrote:
I don't think there are trees close to the plant.


True, but without being an expert I was pondering whether the forests that are burning which would have been in heavily contaminated areas) might release a bit more radiation via their destruction, which could then disperse in the smoke.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires threaten Chernobyl and Pripyat
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Wildfires threaten Chernobyl and Pripyat

2020... *sigh*... it's certainly one for the history books, even though we're not even halfway through. BBC are reporting that wildfires now threaten the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, with some fires now reaching Pripyat. I wonder what the risks would be if the fires did reach the plant, and if the...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there a chance for some holidays in August?
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Is there a chance for some holidays in August?

Hi guys What happens these days is a nightmare everywhere in the world. Do you think there is a chance to have some holidays in August ? This will cool over April, level out in May and things will be back to normal by June. I hope you're right, I really do. But here in the UK at least, I don't thin...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162993

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://fox8.com/news/coronavirus/sen-rand-paul-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/ Guess who just got the virus :lol: :lol: I would say I wish no evil on anybody, but Karma is also a b*tch Unfortunately, some of us are given a screen saying that this page cannot be accessed from Europe. Who is it? Huh...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162993

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://fox8.com/news/coronavirus/sen-rand-paul-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/ Guess who just got the virus :lol: :lol: I would say I wish no evil on anybody, but Karma is also a b*tch Unfortunately, some of us are given a screen saying that this page cannot be accessed from Europe. Who is it?

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mail Delivery Between Europe/America
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Mail Delivery Between Europe/America

Could some passenger jets still fly without passengers, at reduced frequency? It's my understanding that belly freight is very lucrative, and some models such as the 777 can carry a huge amount. So, for example, BA could consolidate the freight from a couple of their JFK flights into one aircraft wi...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162993

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

If one isn’t sick, they shouldn’t be treated like a prisoner. There is NOTHING to do in my house, aside from sleep. And please explain how I’d be spreading pandemic if I’m not sick. 135,000 people WORLDWIDE get an illness. Of those 135,000, there are roughly 5,000 deaths. There are EIGHT BILLION pe...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5748

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

I've just had to pay £121 just to renew my GPhC registration, in return the Her Majesty's government will kindly let me go to work for another 12 months. :sarcastic: Last fun thing I bought? A gaming laptop that was knocked down in the sales from £1100 to £800. My uncle had two life long friends, o...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5748

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

I've just had to pay £121 just to renew my GPhC registration, in return the Her Majesty's government will kindly let me go to work for another 12 months. :sarcastic:

Last fun thing I bought? A gaming laptop that was knocked down in the sales from £1100 to £800.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inbound aircraft to SJC with landing gear emergency
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: Inbound aircraft to SJC with landing gear emergency

That slapped down hard, and with no gear too. I hope that pilot's seat was well cushioned!

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you believe is NOT a conspiracy?
Replies: 111
Views: 5062

Re: What do you believe is NOT a conspiracy?

I believe humans really landed on the moon with Apollo 11. I believe 9/11 happened as stated, no inside job. I believe the Titanic really sank, it wasn't switched for the Olympic in an insurance cover up. I believe a fuel tank explosion caused TWA800. In fact, I don't think there are any conspiracy ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Katherine Johnson (NASA) has died at 101
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Katherine Johnson (NASA) has died at 101

I'll admit I wasn't too familiar with her until I saw the movie, which coincidentally was on very recently here in the UK. I'm sure the movie was given a few little Hollywood tweaks, but her and her colleagues certainly did a fine job and I'm glad she did eventually get the recognition she deserved.

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