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by Gonzalo
Thu May 09, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 8232

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

qf789, I apologize if my appreciation of mods being soft some times is unfair, I admit that obviously I'm not aware of every warning or punishment delivered for the mods team, and my opinion was based exclusively in the few times when I was involved in discussions where others have been rude or dis...

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by Gonzalo
Wed May 08, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 8232

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

Other great loss for the site is the absence of very respected members who decided to go out after a lot of times being disrespected or mistreated by other members, civility of some members is at a low level and many times I have the feeling that moderators are too soft with this aggressive people....

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by Gonzalo
Wed May 08, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 8232

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

As an Anetter with 14 years in the site, I think that we should look for some balance here in the diagnosis. Yes, the overall quality of the forum has decreased. Some really good features from the past are gone. For example : Ten years ago, when someone put an airline code or an airport code, the ai...

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by Gonzalo
Sat May 04, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42064

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Yet another 737 runway overrun. Why do these incidents always seem to be on that aircraft? Higher approach speeds vs other aircraft? Simple, almost 11.000 737´s has been built through the different versions, it is the most prolific aircraft type in commercial aviation history. A logical consequence...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th
Replies: 29
Views: 11266

Re: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th

Good lord!!! Argentinians never learn!! This national tradition of doing strikes every time the populism fails and the crisis arises ( the only logical result ), it makes the things worst, not better. There is a sort of national pride feeling, reflected in phrases like “we are condemned to success” ...

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by Gonzalo
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20441

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

"ATCtower A little dramatic don’t you think? Just imagine the things we say when the mic isn’t keyed." I mean I get what you’re saying, but I still don't feel like I was being over dramatic. I am a controller at a level 12 facility in the U.S. I personally cannot imagine almost putting tw...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20441

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

Nothing like a good "CDTMYLPQTRMP" to defuse the average Argentinian... :roll: As a Uruguayan myself, I know exactly the meaning of that phrase LOL On a serious note, that was too close for comfort and reminds me of the infamous film Fuerza Aerea Sociedad Anónima, controllers in Argentina...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20441

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

Nothing like a good "CDTMYLPQTRMP" to defuse the average Argentinian... :roll: As a Uruguayan myself, I know exactly the meaning of that phrase LOL On a serious note, that was too close for comfort and reminds me of the infamous film Fuerza Aerea Sociedad Anónima, controllers in Argentina...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20441

Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

According to the article linked below ( spanish only ), there was an exchange of insults between a pilot and a controller after a runway incursion in Buenos Aires airport. Pilot said he was 300 ft away from another traffic and the controller was useless, while the controller invited him to tell that...

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by Gonzalo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 67902

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Nice !! And not very relevant but yet interesting, from now on the world’s largest aircraft has a US flag instead the russian one. Will be weird to see the An-225 as ”just another big plane” but not the biggest.

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by Gonzalo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort
Replies: 34
Views: 2629

Re: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort

I think is important to clarify that this image is not a common ( optical ) picture. The image revealed yesterday to the world was created or constructed digitally after processing tons of information achieved using many observation techniques, incuding sub-milimeter array radiation received with th...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9188

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

I am so sick of our society that so blatantly favors the rich and corporations! Our society so passively lets the rich buy their way into the best universities, lets the rich buy their way out of justice, lets corporations have an iron grip on workers who suppress their rights and quality and life,...

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by Gonzalo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem paying for LATAM flight
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: Problem paying for LATAM flight

Maybe I’m saying the obvious but sometimes websites works better with different browsers. A few months ago I had exactly the same problem trying to buy a Latam flight with Edge, I had the idea to try with Chrome and everything was smooth and fine. Other times I had to use Firefox, and lately I use ...

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by Gonzalo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem paying for LATAM flight
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: Problem paying for LATAM flight

Maybe I’m saying the obvious but sometimes websites works better with different browsers. A few months ago I had exactly the same problem trying to buy a Latam flight with Edge, I had the idea to try with Chrome and everything was smooth and fine. Other times I had to use Firefox, and lately I use t...

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by Gonzalo
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St Maarten current situation for travel
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

Re: St Maarten current situation for travel

Wow...there is more cruise ship traffic than in JFK Approach !! But I guess this is part of the fun... Believe me when I say it really is no fun at all when you are on Maho with about two thousand hyped up fat American cruise ship passengers shouting, screaming and 'yeehaing' all afternoon, all wan...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8767

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I am hoping this thread generates some healthy spirited debate. It seems quite amazing that this is not yet a standard feature, especially when we now live in a world were almost everything is on video. It would be wonderful for experienced professionals to constructively walk us through the argume...

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by Gonzalo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718236

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Hard times ahead for Boeing. Even with the fixes completed and approved by the FAA, other big actors and regulators in the civil aviation world could be under political pressure from the governments to keep the MAX out of the game and harm the Boeing finances and reputation even more. China and Russ...

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by Gonzalo
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718236

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I can not understand the attitude of some members who claim this grounding is a political decision without any technical background to support the decision. Air travel is by far the most safe and efficient way of travel precisely because the safety first culture and the redundancy of critical system...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720011

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Simply not true. China won't permit them to fly domestically. The airlines aren't really free to make their own decisions. They have been grounded, the airlines didn't "ground" them. And that's a huge chunk of the number of airlines. A look at the 767 accident in Houston and the latest in...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720011

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Gol and many other carriers are grounding the fleet of 738Max in the last few hours. This is a major trouble for Boeing and the stocks will continue to fall if the company doesn’t take a strong action to make a public commitment to solve any problem and warrant the...

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by Gonzalo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720011

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think probably most bigger airlines will ground the MAX in a precautionary way and trying to avoid a PR nightmare. Today, with the social networks going viral for the most insignificant thing, a MAX suffering a moderate turbulence, a bird strike or a flat tire will be used by media to get clickbit...

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by Gonzalo
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720011

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Very tragic events, and a real headache for the Boeing people right now, because, to be honest , 2 frames down in less than 6 months, with a big chance of the MCAS being the cause of the first crash ( or at least serious suspicions about that ), are not a good combination to sleep well tonight. This...

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by Gonzalo
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St Maarten current situation for travel
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

Re: St Maarten current situation for travel

Wow...there is more cruise ship traffic than in JFK Approach !! But I guess this is part of the fun... Believe me when I say it really is no fun at all when you are on Maho with about two thousand hyped up fat American cruise ship passengers shouting, screaming and 'yeehaing' all afternoon, all wan...

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by Gonzalo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St Maarten current situation for travel
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

Re: St Maarten current situation for travel

Cruise ship schedules can be found here : http://crew-center.com/philipsburg-st-maarten-cruise-ship-schedule-january-june-2019 http://crew-center.com/philipsburg-st-maarten-cruise-ship-schedule-july-december-2019 Wow...there is more cruise ship traffic than in JFK Approach !! But I guess this is pa...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St Maarten current situation for travel
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

Re: St Maarten current situation for travel

Those reports of people fighting over food and water were from the first few weeks after the hurricane, that isn't anymore. From what I've heard it's completely restored. Hotels have been renovated and are open. Maho Beach is there again like it was never gone. Only if you look carefully you can st...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St Maarten current situation for travel
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

St Maarten current situation for travel

Hello all. As a good aviation nut I have St. Maarten / Maho Beach high in my bucket list, but the destruction caused by the hurricanes in 2018 was big, I remember comments about severe damage to hotels/infrastructure, lack of basic supplies, and a very explicit call to not going to the island until ...

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by Gonzalo
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 109
Views: 20172

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Reading many of the posts over time, I get the impression many don’t comprehend the size and remoteness of the search area. Given a choice between a conspiratorial cover up or well intentioned search teams missing small pieces of wreckage in a vast ocean, I’d put my money on the later. If the searc...

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by Gonzalo
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388389

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

first cam footage of it going down: https://www.click2houston.com/news/video-shows-cargo-plane-moments-before-crash-at-trinity-bay Is this video recording running at normal speed ?? Because if it is not fast forwarded, then the aircraft was at a speed not compatible with a simple loss of control at...

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by Gonzalo
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388389

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

That video in the Daily Mail looks like a helicopter. Shape and speed are consistent with a helicopter and not with a 767.

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by Gonzalo
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388389

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

What about potential damage due to large hail? A large cumulonimbus cloud can eject hail laterally miles from the cell. I’m part of this forum for almost 15 years now. Every time an aircraft crash, we have a lot of wild speculation about the possible reasons, from UFOs to meteors, everything is her...

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by Gonzalo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 13051

Re: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

Nice, nice, nice. That was some good, very professional flying. 'Professional'? Looks more like a case of ego versus weather to me, and for one rare time ego fluked it and escaped. Had that nose gone down another few degrees we'd be talking about the rashness of his approach. Ego? Just a pilot doin...

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by Gonzalo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Moderators, this thread has been kidnapped by a discussion about the role of Russia in the WWII, which has nothing to do with the topic at hand, the situation in Venezuela. Besides many of the posts includes insults to other members ( I spit on you ! ... is one of the soft things you can read here )...

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by Gonzalo
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

And finally we can confirm what all of us with common sense already knew : the robbery and destruction of the gold reserves of Venezuelans continues... http://www.clarin.com/mundo/maduro-apremiado-comienza-vender-oro-emiratos-financiar-regimen_0_B9GCD-NgV.html A russian aircraft departed with three ...

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by Gonzalo
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

I fully agree with you. And believe me, although I live in Chile since 1994, I'm uruguayan and I feel ASHAMED about the attitude of the uruguayan government Well, in Uruguay´s favour, they gave us Almagro, which thankfully has stood up and gave Venezuelans a voice at the OAS and helped start the tr...

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by Gonzalo
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Sadly I have the same expectations about how this regime will end, and while I try to imagine possible scenarios with the Maduro Gang just fleeing to a resort in Cuba with no casualties for the common people, we all know that the biggest chances are on the side of demonstrators against the regime b...

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by Gonzalo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Are there any numbers available for the number of asylum seekers from Venezuela to other countries? Dunno if you're asking for political asylum seekers specifically, or if you're talking about people fleeing from the catastrophe of Maduro...For me every venezuelan leaving the country due to starvat...

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by Gonzalo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Are there any numbers available for the number of asylum seekers from Venezuela to other countries? I just found this article with a map and numbers by country, but is not up to date ( is from Aug-2018 ). The 2,3 millions cited in the article are more than 3 millions today, and that number is expec...

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by Gonzalo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

I would love to know the opinion ( or even better, the explanation ) of anrec80, who claims that the Venezuelans and only the Venezuelans should solve their problems, with no intervention of any foreign power, about two specific FACTS that shows the obvious and gross intervention of Mr. Putin and f...

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by Gonzalo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

I would love to know the opinion ( or even better, the explanation ) of anrec80, who claims that the Venezuelans and only the Venezuelans should solve their problems, with no intervention of any foreign power, about two specific FACTS that shows the obvious and gross intervention of Mr. Putin and fr...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 12577

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

The article says one of the strongest possibilities is the Nordwind plane will transport gold bars to an unknown destination. So the gang of Maduro is trying to steal all the things they can before the collapse of the dictatorship. Meanwhile, kids and adults continue the routine of garbage inspectio...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Maybe this is normal, but some could also interpret this as a step forward from USA against Maduro and the hard proof that the phrase of President Trump about “all options are open in Venezuela” is for real. https://www.elpais.com.uy/mundo/apunte-libreta-asesor-trump-preocupa-venezuela.html A photog...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

This ideological add is relatively so recent and well done it's creepy: https://youtu.be/QNj5YfdYPGs People always compare the socialism of Europe with the one in Central America or Caribbean. Without getting into actually how to define socialism (it depends on each person how far it must go to be ...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Wow such Trump like intellect there. You are talking about 2 people within a big country that has bigger problems than your Fox News sources can wrap their small intellect around. Quite aware that each and every failure of Socialism is "Somebody Else's Fault" :roll: You got any successful...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

I found really amazing that well educated people in this forum still confuse the things despite the obvious. Some of you are claiming that the Venezuelans should solve their problems without any kind of influence from other countries, missing the core of this whole situation. Venezuelans who like de...

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by Gonzalo
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10196

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

A few things - In a 737 (unlike many aircraft), there is no increase in drag when you retract the gear. There are no additional gear doors that deploy. While the W/S escape maneuver does specify not to change the a/c configuration - in this case they appear to be responding to a Predicted Wind Shea...

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by Gonzalo
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ? As long as the military is with him...aka as long as he is able to pay off th emilitary leadership, Maduro will be abble to stay in power. This is a limited but OK article on it: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/01/venezuela-maduro-survives-guaido.html...

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by Gonzalo
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10196

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

WayexTDI wrote:
Can someone identify the aircraft? It somewhat looks like a 737 to me.


If i’m not mistaken this is the cockpit of a 738.
The title of the video only says 737 but not the specific version.

Thanks to all of you for your very informative comments.

G.

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by Gonzalo
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10196

Go Around weird timing - Video

Hello everybody. First, I want to make clear that I’m in no way questioning the performance of this crew, I’m only asking about their timing to perform certain steps on the go around that seems to be different compared with other go arounds. Searching videos in YT you can see that usually the crews ...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 15110

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

I know is slightly off topic, but I have to ask, could TN open a route to Santiago or Ezeiza in the foreseeable future? The Dreamliner has a much better fuel economy than the 343 and they could fly once a week like Latam does. I had a wonderful experience flying with them to PPT from AKL and I’m sur...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9906

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

The question is not “if”, but “how” and “when”. In a perfect, ideal world, the answers should be : peacefully, soon. But since we live in the real world, I’m afraid that having both is impossible. I hope he will be out soon, but I have the sad feeling that he will not go without causing a blood bath...

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