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by Gonzalo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46471

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Every time a 737 has an accident we have to read the same posts "OMG another 737 crash", trying to put the blame on the design, performance or characteristics of the 737. Truth is, with only a few exceptions ( for example the two MAX crashes or USAir 427 ), 99 % of all the 737 crashes thro...

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by Gonzalo
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 318
Views: 66985

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

Banco de Investimentos Bradesco BBI published yesterday a report indicating that the most favorable scenario for the LATAM group, in the current context, would be to sell LATAM Brasil to Azul. Analysts, however, estimate that a merger of the two companies would be unlikely, due to divergent interes...

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by Gonzalo
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25529

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

Honestly, with the video posted in the links above, I can not see any violent or aggressive action from the fighter jet. He is relatively close, yes, but all I can see is a fighter jet flying at a good distance, parallel and slightly above the Mahan plane ( so no risk of collision or being attacked ...

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by Gonzalo
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10374

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

"Several occurrences of engine in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs) were reported on Airbus Canada Limited Partnership BD-500 family aeroplanes." So, we have a new design flying with a potential loss of power on its engines, and the safety measure adopted in this case is a different flight level......

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by Gonzalo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29566

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

I’d imagine it was a mix. Many pax would fly the entire way, five stops isn’t that much if you look at journeys even today, I’ve done CBR-SYD-LAX-ORD-JLN , that’s not unusual for Australians today, to Europe, US or Africa, just depends where you are in the world. Admitting Europe to Asia wasn’t as ...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 111
Views: 19158

Re: ELAL temporarily ceases ops

While this is bad and sad, specially for the airline workers and passengers affected, ElAl is among the airlines I wouldn't worry too much regarding its future. ElAl, Copa, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeroflot, Emirates and some others, are among the privileged airlines who will count with the support of...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda A330 runs off runway
Replies: 17
Views: 6934

Re: Garuda A330 runs off runway

Is it damaged or is it just the light ? You wouldn't expect damage from a low speed excursion but they seem to be far enough in the grass. Also what's with the placeholder looking text "BRAND LOGO" ? It is difficult to see but that nose gear looks far away from any paved surface in that p...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 138
Views: 30087

Re: Rumor: Aeroméxico to file for Chapter 11

Group Aeromexico files Ch.11 https://vuela.aeromexico.com/reorganizacion/ https://i.ibb.co/tD2T7q7/AM1.png Not a big surprise considering the Pandemic is not improving and the effects in this part of the world are more and more catastrophic day by day. Governments mishandled this health crisis from...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios
Replies: 37
Views: 3478

Re: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios

With the extreme investment loss in foreign JVs, and the uncertainty of travel, especially international, returning to pre-COVID levels anytime soon, I was thinking about the possible liquidation scenarios and carve-ups that might result from a Delta shutdown. JFK/LGA - Would B6 be the natural succ...

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by Gonzalo
Fri May 29, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the World, perhaps.
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: The end of the World, perhaps.

There’s a Documentary,History Channel IIRC, called “The Earth without humans”. They calculated and illustrated the effect of the nature taking back all the populated areas through the years. In a few centuries many of our cities would be engulfed by jungles and other forms of wildlife. Unattended, I...

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by Gonzalo
Fri May 29, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155084

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

This is the 23855th time we discuss the camera in the cockpit issue here. It was already demonstrated to exhaustion that the DFDR recording hundreds of parameters and actions taken by crews is much more efficient and accurate than any HD camera you can have. It will be a non sense to waste money and...

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by Gonzalo
Mon May 25, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 318
Views: 66985

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Ok, first of all I recon that my word choosing was poor when I said uneducated and ignorant people without a clear boundary to aviation related things. All in all the vast majority of people is vastly ignorant regarding aviation and we ( the aviation nuts community ) are a very small group compared...

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by Gonzalo
Mon May 25, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 318
Views: 66985

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Well...yes...Every single privately owned airline in the whole planet is “towards bankruptcy” in the current scenario. Only the Airlines supported by endless flows of money like Emirates or Etihad can escape to the “towards bankruptcy” qualification. Same for Hotels, Cruise Ships and any leisure an...

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by Gonzalo
Sat May 23, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 318
Views: 66985

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Well...yes...Every single privately owned airline in the whole planet is “towards bankruptcy” in the current scenario. Only the Airlines supported by endless flows of money like Emirates or Etihad can escape to the “towards bankruptcy” qualification. Same for Hotels, Cruise Ships and any leisure and...

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by Gonzalo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying to guess a date for travel
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Trying to guess a date for travel

Hey Patrick thanks for your advice! A few minutes ago I just read that Princess Juliana Airport will shut down ( except for essential Flights ) for months, so my main reason for the trip ( plane spotting in Maho Beach ) became pointless right now...regarding the refund, I’m not sure how to proceed r...

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by Gonzalo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying to guess a date for travel
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Trying to guess a date for travel

Hello everybody...FIRST of all, I hope no one reading this post would attack me for being insensitive about the actual crisis of the COVID outbreak, is not the case, I feel really sorry for the immense human loss all over the world, and I’m worried and scared for my loved ones and myself ( I had a c...

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by Gonzalo
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Over the Blue Lagoon: Bora Bora French Polynesia with Air Tahiti and the Conrad
Replies: 15
Views: 7603

Re: Over the Blue Lagoon: Bora Bora French Polynesia with Air Tahiti and the Conrad

Very interesting report!! I did a very similar trip in 2018 ( although I took a direct flight PPT/Bora Bora and paid the prívate boat to the Resort probably spending a lot of extra money unnecessarily ). The place is really incredible and I agree with you about the resorts in general are a little ou...

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by Gonzalo
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296672

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

Interesting graphic. From what I can understand, the thick red line is the pressure altitude of PS752. I suppose the "terrain map" shows the radar visibility from the Tor vehicle because it was blocked by mountains. 25 km is the distance from the airport that the missile struck. Right. I ...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296672

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

As far as I know the IR655 is not yet clear. While president Bush basically said it was a war accident. Later around 199x Newsweek said that the government covered many things that obviously were totally diferent from the oficial version, and the USS Vincennes’captain said they were sailing in Iran...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25670

Re: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread

Considering the current geopolitical situation and the countless number of twisted minds with access to missile launchers in that part of the world, I would say that EVERY SINGLE AIRLINE with some survival instinct should avoid the airspace of several countries. I understand the cost related to a de...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten

Thanks to all for your help. To be honest the shared taxi looks more friendly than the rented car, one of the things I like to do on vacations is precisely avoid driving, and the price looks fine, I could solve all my trips with less than 200 dollars and that is the cost of an international driver’s...

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by Gonzalo
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten

Spacecadet thank you very much, very useful information !!!
G.

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by Gonzalo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten

Oh and the last thing, what option would be the smartest, US dollars, Euros ? What currency is the most commonly used ?
Thanks!

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by Gonzalo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Need advice on trip to St. Maarten

Hello all! I hope some of you can help me with this. After more than two decades being an aviation geek, I’m planning (finally!!!!) to visit St. Maarten in the middle of 2020, probably in June or July. Obviously the main purpose of travel for me is spending most of the time in Maho Beach or close to...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina, or how crazy South Americans can be
Replies: 20
Views: 4461

Re: Argentina, or how crazy South Americans can be

Here some facts that proves the root of all Argentina's problems. Long time ago, at the middle / end of the 1800's, Argentina was among the TOP 3 economies worldwide. In 1935, politicians decided to create a Central Bank, with some specific missions and with a deadline of 40 years, this is, the Cent...

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by Gonzalo
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Chile
Replies: 13
Views: 6090

Re: Protests in Chile

The bad thing, the usual disgusting, despicable tradition of communists and hard leftists, trying to get power with their well known undemocratic methods and violence ( the only way they know ). I really hope they fail in this goal, otherwise, Chile will fall apart and the only choice for the decen...

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by Gonzalo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina, or how crazy South Americans can be
Replies: 20
Views: 4461

Argentina, or how crazy South Americans can be

If someone in other continents need a hard proof of how crazy the voters can be in this side of the world, here is the proof. https://www.clarin.com/ They just voted for President a puppet of Kristina, the fine “lady” fan of Louis Vuitton, formally investigated for millions and millions of dollars v...

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by Gonzalo
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Chile
Replies: 13
Views: 6090

Re: Protests in Chile

Everyday the real nature of this protest become more and more clear. There is a big percentage of the population claiming peacefully for better health, education, public transport and other things. BUT, on the other hand, the communists and hard leftist are saying ( screaming will be more accurate )...

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by Gonzalo
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Chile
Replies: 13
Views: 6090

Re: Protests in Chile

Dear Stratofish, Your recommendation to “got out on the streets and talk to people” is very funny. I’m not a reporter from RT news coming to make interviews, I LIVE HERE IN CHILE. I know hundreds of persons and no one is similar to your description. We, the “people like me” are all middle class, har...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests everywhere!
Replies: 14
Views: 4763

Re: Protests everywhere!

While I'm seeing some people here criticizing the dark humor of Pyrex to say the things, truth is, inappropriate jokes apart, he is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT about the roots of this Chilean crisis. Communist, hard leftist, supported by Maduro, Russia and other evil powers can not deal with the reality. They ...

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by Gonzalo
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Chile
Replies: 13
Views: 6090

Re: Protests in Chile

I live in Chile and I'm suffering this situations first hand. With my deep knowledge of this society I can say without hesitation the following : 1.- While the country has some problems unsolved ( low retirement wages, pricey health and limited access to become a home owner for example ), this is ( ...

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by Gonzalo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR on strike ( again )...75.000 pax affected
Replies: 1
Views: 757

AR on strike ( again )...75.000 pax affected

A couple of hours ago the strike at AR was confirmed by union's leaders. AR has been on strike or under disruptive measures by the unions 14 times in 2019, affecting almost 200.000 passengers with cancellations, delays or disrupted schedules. This weekend's strike will affect at least 75.000 passeng...

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by Gonzalo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126513

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

LATAM "struggling to stay afloat" ???? Are you serious ???? If LATAM is "struggling to stay afloat", how do you qualify AZ, AR, IB ??? With your standards/logic , even CX could be "struggling to stay afloat" after weeks of turmoil in Hong Kong. It seems pretty obvious,...

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by Gonzalo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126513

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Touching upon some comments on what it could mean for Delta’s presence in Miami: With plans for an expansion in service to South America, Delta plans to expand in Miami. For years, Delta has used its Atlanta hub as a gateway to Latin America. The LATAM partnership means “it’s going to be a balance”...

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by Gonzalo
Thu May 09, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 21067

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: 21067

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: 21067

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: 44365

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: 11461

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: 21097

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: 21097

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: 21097

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: 21097

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: 284
Views: 99946

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: 2775

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: 10224

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: 3901

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: 3901

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: 2338

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: 9810

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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