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by KentB27
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 2725

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

I don't think any of us can all agree on the top 10 biggest failures in commericial aviation, but here are the first 10 that come to mind for me in no particular order: 1. Ilyushin il-96 - Nobody wants the things 2. Sukhoi Superjet 100 - Most airlines that operate these hate them and don't want them...

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by KentB27
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado
Replies: 17
Views: 1374

Re: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado

If these people love Mexico so much, why don't they go to Mexico illegally and see what happens? Well... apparently no concentrations camps happen, no government child abductions either, so that is already progress. Also no criminal charges, but healthcare, education.... Heck, being an illegal in M...

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by KentB27
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 2667

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

DeltaWings wrote:
That's weird, why doesn't a private detective come to the same conclusion? :?


Maybe they suck at their job?

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by KentB27
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Atlas Air last 747 pax operator in North America?
Replies: 10
Views: 1615

Re: Atlas Air last 747 pax operator in North America?

Pax? I always thought Atlas was only cargo but to my surprise they do some charter flights.

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by KentB27
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado
Replies: 17
Views: 1374

Re: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado

If these people love Mexico so much, why don't they go to Mexico illegally and see what happens? I'd be more than happy to help them pack their bags. This kind of anti-American behavior is a large reason why Trump is president right now. These kinds of people are just making it easier for him to win...

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by KentB27
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 88
Views: 7084

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I always found it funny how Americans think they live in the "land of the free" but there are huge stretches of landscape they are not allowed to walk into or even see. I'm glad I live in a country where in theory I can freely move everywhere, even if it's private property, with very few ...

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by KentB27
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 2667

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

I think you're majorly overthinking this. -Lots of people disappear when the sun is setting because they bit off more than they could chew and got in over their heads. It gets dark, they aren't prepared for it, they can't find their way back, or they get cold and get hypothermia. -Lots of people dis...

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by KentB27
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3838

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

I don't see it happening. There's not a whole lot you can do in Saudi Arabia unless you're a Muslim. They aren't really that friendly towards Westerners and almost no one speaks English or any other Western languages there so they wouldn't be very well equipped to deal with non-Arabic tourists.

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by KentB27
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double
Replies: 12
Views: 1731

Re: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double

This reminds me of the South Park episode in which Gerald and Cartman become Yelp reviewers in order to obtain free food at restaurants. The ice cream truck owner does have a point. It is kind of bullshit that some people use being an "influencer" as a card to pull to get things for free. ...

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by KentB27
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3125

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

If people are offended by the phrases "miss" and "young lady" then they have serious issues to address. I don't think gender specific nicknames for females are that great, but there's nothing wrong with "miss", "ma'am", or "young lady". Those are som...

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by KentB27
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2206

Re: My distrust of Samsung

I don't get it. Why do you distrust a company that has products and expertise in multiple types of electronics? Mitsubishi makes cars, televisions, heavy equipment, air conditioning units, and soon, regional jets. Doesn't bother me one bit. I don't really see an issue with Samsung making smartphones...

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by KentB27
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1846

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

Not yet. I still really want to though. I'm looking forward to their return to service, whenever that ends up being.

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by KentB27
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2084

Re: Finally Got My New Car

I currently daily drive a 2015 Mazda 6. I really like it. It's efficient, comfortable, and the 6-speed manual is precise and a joy to operate. It's a pretty anemic car in terms of performance but it can easily get out of its own way and it gets up to 39 mpg highway. It's a great looking vehicle too....

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by KentB27
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2084

Re: Finally Got My New Car

Currently on my 3rd Mazda: 2018 Mazda CX-9 (purchased slightly used) - my first automatic transmission in a long time. Previously: 2015 Mazda 6 with 6-speed manual 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L with 6-speed manual 2002 Civic EX with 5-speed manual (purchased from my dad) Each car has been an improvement. Quite...

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19410

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

This story reeks of bullshit. I don't believe any of it.

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First class restrooms - economy class using?
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: First class restrooms - economy class using?

They always say that the front lavatory is for first class passengers only on U.S. domestic flights but I don't think I've ever seen it enforced. It's just not a priority for the crew.

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by KentB27
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5330

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Gas stoves are inferior to electric stoves. Electric stoves are safer, more reliable, simpler, and are better for the environment.

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by KentB27
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines retro jet?
Replies: 20
Views: 3706

Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

Texas is often considered part of the US Southwest for some reason. If you think about it, a large portion of Texas has a lot more in common with southwestern region of the United States than the southern or midwestern regions. San Antonio, Laredo, and El Paso are very much more aligned with the so...

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by KentB27
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2339

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

Historically the DC-10 and MD-11 are my favorites. They're just gorgeous planes and you can't beat the DC-10's takeoff sound. As far as widebodies I can actually fly on right now, the A340-600 is my favorite. I just love how long and graceful it is. The IL-96 is pretty cool too. Such an illusive bir...

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by KentB27
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines retro jet?
Replies: 20
Views: 3706

Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

The "desert gold" livery is my favorite WN livery. I wish they had stuck with that and evolved it from there. It was so unique and daring and the colors fit with their name very well. I believe that there were trying to recreate the colors of the desert southwest in America and it definite...

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by KentB27
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 32
Views: 1355

Re: I have a theory about dragons

Some people say the Loch Ness monster is likely a Plesiosaur or a descendant of it. And yet no one has ever seen it...... or found one washed ashore, or took a picture of it... Bats could also have served as inspiration. Theoretically, combining a bat and a lizard like reptile would result in a dra...

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by KentB27
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 32
Views: 1355

Re: I have a theory about dragons

I mean, it's not that ridiculous of a theory. Some people say the Loch Ness monster is likely a Plesiosaur or a descendant of it. I also kind of wonder if dragons were derived from large reptiles like monitor lizards. Or perhaps there were other large reptiles that were around back then that are no ...

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by KentB27
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 65
Views: 4070

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

Good. Delta is in the business of transporting passengers to their intended destinations, not weighing in on political issues. It's none of their customer's business to know where Delta stands as a company on those issues. If people demand that Delta weighs in on political issues and they get upset ...

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by KentB27
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?
Replies: 32
Views: 2655

Re: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?

The answer is easy. The 767 is not optimized for today's market. It is too small for a widebody, the 7 abreast layout is inefficient, and the technology it uses is outdated. Boeing also didn't do much to upgrade the 767. The A330 is still being produced today because it is a better fit for airlines ...

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by KentB27
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Power as Consumers
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Our Power as Consumers

I think that getting enough people to collectively use their power as consumers and sway (or boycott) products will be difficult in many instances. Especially with your example of plastic. Plastic is cheap. If people find out that boycotting a certain product means that there will be a more expensiv...

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by KentB27
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service
Replies: 26
Views: 8347

Re: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service

I can't say that I'm surprised. Baku is neither a popular tourist or business destination for Americans and there really aren't that many Azeris living in the US.

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by KentB27
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest serving livery
Replies: 25
Views: 2790

Re: Longest serving livery

How has this thread gotten this far without Air China being mentioned? Air China's current livery is essentially the old CAAC livery with the Air China logo instead of the Chinese flag on the tail. The CAAC livery that Air China's current livery is a descendant of dates back to somewhere in the 1960...

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by KentB27
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1620

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

I don't really see how relying on a spiral staircase that rises into the pool as the only way to get in and out is a good idea. It can and will fail at some point. This idea will never work unless there are some kind of permanent steps or ladders to get into the pool.

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by KentB27
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 7018

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

When I see people, Al Gore to that bar tending idiot from NYC, actually change their behaviors I’ll believe that THEY believe in climate change. Right now, it is just another hammer for their political agenda. Exactly. Politicians love to talk about issues like climate change, but what are they act...

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by KentB27
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One global currency?
Replies: 28
Views: 1455

Re: One global currency?

Theoretically it would be possible to have a global currency. I personally don't think it would work though. Here are my thoughts: -Who would decide what the currency is worth? -How would the vast differences in economic development and purchasing power around the world be dealt with? -How would cou...

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by KentB27
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Imaginary aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

Re: Imaginary aircraft

I have always imagined a 737/A320 sized twin jet with engines mounted on the very end of the wings to get the engine noise as far away from the cabin as possible for a very quiet ride. Now, obviously having something like a large jet engine on the very end of a wing would probably be a total enginee...

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by KentB27
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style
Replies: 34
Views: 3258

Re: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Cabin Width 129”

18”+12”+18”•17”•18”+12”+18”

With wiggle room on the kids seats!


I don't see any possible way that a 12" seat would comply with safety standards. Even for a child a 12" seat would be very narrow. Plus let's not forget about how prolific childhood obesity is becoming.

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by KentB27
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 7018

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

NIKV69 wrote:
I thought according to Gore we were supposed to have vaporized already.


Gore would have said anything to make a few more bucks off of climate change. He doesn't actually care about climate change. All he cares about is the millions and millions of dollars he's made talking about it.

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by KentB27
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4881

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

They both are terrible.

I think LA is slightly less terrible though.

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4196

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

1. I flew on Aloha Airlines back in 2005. It was pretty decent for the time. Their 737-200s they used for inter-island flights were a cool experience to fly on. They were the last US carrier to operate them before their passenger division went bankrupt. 2. Continental Airlines was nothing special. I...

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1512

Re: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?

I really like Alaska Airlines. Their customer service is hard to beat, their staff is always friendly, and they're predictable and consistent. The downsides of Alaska is that their hard product isn't that great, they don't belong to an alliance, and their route network outside of Alaska and the west...

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I have a phobia of lavatories for an entirely different reason. I'm somewhat of a germaphobe. The smallness of lavatories makes that even worse. Because if someone just got done pinching off a huge bowel movement in there right before me then I'm even closer to the fecal matter than I would be in no...

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6724

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

Agreed re the menus. I think that's probably the most wonky thing on a regular computer. I get it for mobile devices, but not on a regular PC. And it's search feature is so aggravating when you're not quite sure how a program or file is named. It wants to prioritize apps in the Windows Store over t...

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by KentB27
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6724

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

I don't like Windows 10 all that much. I find it to not be nearly as user friendly as the classic format that Windows 7 and prior uses. You have to wade through so many stupid menus and submenus to do almost anything in Windows 10. Just doing simple functions like getting to the control panel is far...

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by KentB27
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23262

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

As far as I know loadfactors back in the days were much lower on average than they are today. Am I right? Correct. Also, back when airlines were regulated, profit wasn't nearly as much of a concern as it is today. I don't think airlines cared much about load factor back then. They were competing on...

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by KentB27
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23262

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

They often didn't fill them. As a few others have mentioned, load factor wasn't a big concern in the regulated era of US airline travel. Load factors were on average much lower back then than they are today.

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by KentB27
Fri May 24, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation
Replies: 32
Views: 2209

Re: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation

Yet another instance of a man that believes they are entitled to/deserve an attractive woman. This is absolutely not true. I get it, it's frustrating to get rejected. But instead of blaming women and threatening them, he needs to address why they are rejecting him in the first place. He is the commo...

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by KentB27
Thu May 23, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't McDonnell-Douglas get bailed out?
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Why didn't McDonnell-Douglas get bailed out?

Getting bought out by Boeing was a better option than the government propping up McDonnell Douglas with taxpayer's money. Bailouts are a last resort to keep a company going when there is no other way. McDonnell Douglas didn't get bailed out because it wasn't necessary.

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by KentB27
Thu May 23, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 28
Views: 2990

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

This kind of stuff has been happening on and off for decades. It's nothing new. Here's a pretty cool video from the 80's or 90's about American and Russian encounters in this region. It seems that both the Russian and American crews got a real kick out of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMb9OmXD...

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Start Arming Teachers? Start here...
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Start Arming Teachers? Start here...

I'm a huge supporter of the 2nd amendment but even I think that arming teachers is absurd.

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 452
Views: 43263

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Spoken like a true CEO.

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19687

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

What a bunch of BS. Iceland's tourism boom has been at an unsustainable level for at least several years now. Tourism was and still is going to decline in Iceland whether WOW Air collapsed or not.

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in 2050
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

Re: Aviation in 2050

It's called COMAC. The third airplane company is called Comac. Hint: They're Chinese. I think that we'll have to see how things play out with COMAC to see if they'll really be a viable competitor to Airbus or Boeing in the future. I know that the ARJ21 is really just an experiment for COMAC to dip ...

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1840

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

It's amazing what he was able to accomplish in his life. RIP Niki.

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by KentB27
Wed May 22, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

Is it possible? Yes. Is it likely? No.

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