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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Business jets - what is the difference in design guidelines or regulations in the numbers of exit doors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Re: Business jets - what is the difference in design guidelines or regulations in the numbers of exit doors?

It doesn’t, they have one emergency exit (exception is GLF that use the windows) and the main cabin door. That’s it for all of them.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 34
Views: 2740

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

So have the dastardly Japanese and French, both in excess of 180mph. How dare they ignore physics,

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House

It’s a pretty building, it IS Sydney in many people. My former employer wanted pictures of its planes in a vivid show of its global range. Guess where—circling overhead the Opera House! It’s done enough that ATC has a plan for aerial photos over it. A corridor from the NE and a tight circle that avo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?

A bit narrower (within 2” but a bit tighter at lower section) than the CRJ, significantly smaller than the the other two. Tight fit for 4 across. In any case, not designed as an airliner. At least, the CRJ was designed as a small FDX freighte.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

GPS/GLONASS doesn’t eliminate “fat finger” errors which is why we still plot positions over the ocean.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 22
Views: 3254

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

GA traffic still can’t overfly China to land at TPE. A friend just went from LOS to TPE with a stop in the Maldives to avoid China. Overflight would have made it a non-stop.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple 777 at BWI - what’s up?
Replies: 7
Views: 3171

Re: Multiple 777 at BWI - what’s up?

NYC diverts

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum Runway Length Requirement
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Minimum Runway Length Requirement

I don't know anyone who uses minimums for planning purposes. They all want a healthy safety margin. It also makes a difference if it's landing or taking off, maximum load or empty. Really? If the calculated field length for take-off is 9,000’ and the TODA is 9,002’ they don’t depart? If the LDA is ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL Plane Train Chime?
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: ATL Plane Train Chime?

Never noticed and flew out of there. Doors open I get in or get out.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum Runway Length Requirement
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Minimum Runway Length Requirement

Why are you asking? Runway requirements vary greatly on conditions, proposed flight time, obstacles, type.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan

All the route and altitude restrictions remain the same regardless of navigation sensors used.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan

If it’s an IFR rated autopilot, yes, load the flight plan and either hand fly or engage the autopilot. You should learn VOR radio navigation, however, it’ll be around for awhile yet.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 35
Views: 4538

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

It was pretty horrible then, too. Traffic was less, but the road access still crowded. Terminals were new but nearly obsolete after opening. Just about all US-bound flights landed there, so it was busy. Fragmentation has actually helped by ending the days of landing at JFK, clear in, then connect to...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?

They could all make it with a refueling stop in Easter Island. That's a bit north of the route, however to remain within ETOPS range they'd have to fly that northern route anyway. Therefor it's not that much of a detour. Chacalluta to Mataveri is only a short distance, so getting off wouldn't be th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?

So me a business case, please. Non-recurring costs, build costs, number of buyers and number of sales at a unit price that covers build plus amortizes the NRC. It’s nearly impossible to see a business case today. Gulfstream is and has been very good at maintaining their “brand”. They build to demand...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Yes, not widely supported by the opinion polls of US citizens, but LBJ wisely spread the money and facilities across the South—Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida; private contractors in most southern states. He did it to get Congressional support. There was chumminess in Congress “across the ai...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?

On the great circle routing, but to maintain ETOPS 180 the routing would be well north, but longer 6,400-ish. Against the wind it might be challenging, but I don’t have access to a G7500 planning program. Above F410, there are often reduced winds.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?

The bizjets would all do it. I dont think any of the airliners could make off 7,000’. Field performance and cruise above F400 are key parameters in bizjet design.


gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-bound ‘13G’ And ‘13T’ same time with BA and EI
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: BOS-bound ‘13G’ And ‘13T’ same time with BA and EI

Usually ATC, will day something like, “Shamrock 13T, there’s Speedbird 13G on the frequency. Over the ocean, it’s all CPDLC, much less chance of an error.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?

When Canadair bought the Lear design, they expanded the fuselage diameter to meet a FDX requirement for a small freighter, they were a big early buyer. This change made 2-2 seating possible. Gulfstream has no such advantage, it’d be a clean sheet design with no business case.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydrogen Power
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Hydrogen Power

Look up how hydrogen is produced, then ask

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6768

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

The big issue people have is why is Narcan "free" but so many other life saving medications aren't? I can afford another few bucks across my lifetime. Anything that cost effective that can practically save several lives each year they should carry too. I noticed in NYC recently a lot of a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Re: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)

To answer the question, the 707-320 was about an 11-hour plane with a close alternate.and reasonable weather.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 175
Views: 21203

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Very much agreed, HOWEVER, the audience for viral diarrhea is just as clueless and gullible as the source and will lap it up with giant spoon.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gander International
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Gander International

Last time I tech’d at Pago Pago it looked pretty deserted, but once was fairly busy for PAA and QF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen
Replies: 16
Views: 2501

Re: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen

It all started when men stopped being expected to wear jackets and ties, women in dresses. Been downhill ever since. Yes, I still do in winter (Labor Day to Memorial Day) or collared polo and dress slacks in summer. Have for 45 years.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 29
Views: 1319

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

Funny history is gin control laws were originally passed to PREVENT blacks from exercising their 2nd Amendment rights. As recently as the Black Panthers era, blacks openly carried. To this case, DeBlasio could have had the officer fired over the five years and didn’t. There’s no interest in doing so...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Citation Hemisphere Suspended
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: Citation Hemisphere Suspended

PW800 is the choice for Dassault, I believe. Cessna will do the same after a decent interval.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 150
Views: 5088

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

Em...if people don’t like it here, they can go back to where they came from, regardless how long they’ve been here family wise. That’s not racist. These four are constantly complaining about America. Hell, they were calling Pelosi a racist a couple of weeks ago. This is nothing but more drama on th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF 732 combines SSG and PNR flights, why?
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: AF 732 combines SSG and PNR flights, why?

Oil industry services, combining the routes as it’s very specific passenger count.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gander International
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Gander International

No, it was diverted with everyone else. The crew certainly didn’t have a Priority Tasking List number (my memory of the precise acronym is gone) that would have allowed access to US airspace. Every flight once the US airspace was closed required a NORAD number to operate. My squadron operated a few ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1967

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

The MD-90 had received 328 orders and options three months after its November 1989 launch. What happened to cause it to end up with only 116 aircraft deliveries? The options were cancelled; it wasn’t efficient owing to ballast being added forward to offset the heavy engines; Boeing took over and wa...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: fuselage strakes
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

Re: fuselage strakes

Strikes always seem like a very inefficient and ugly solution to aerodynamic shortfalls, same with ventral vertical fin extensions An electronic solution Is far more efficient, better looking and more cost effective if done properly That’s the key Used all the time though. The delta fines on the Le...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 29
Views: 1319

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

The FBI investigated in 2014 under Loretta Lynch after the NY grand jury didn’t indict the officer and the federal prosecutor agreed not to prosecute. The Obama administration failed to prosecute, its over. This how line of discussion isn’t about the NYPD, Eric Garner, it’s about politics. GF The d...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 29
Views: 1319

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

The FBI investigated in 2014 under Loretta Lynch after the NY grand jury didn’t indict the officer and the federal prosecutor agreed not to prosecute. The Obama administration failed to prosecute, its over. This how line of discussion isn’t about the NYPD, Eric Garner, it’s about politics.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 29
Views: 1319

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

Then, why hasn’t NYS charged the officer?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Student Pilot Question
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Student Pilot Question

With an instructor, no student license required. BUT, you’ll need the medical and student license to solo which comes pretty quick. You ought get it done first.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 29
Views: 1319

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

Every law, in the end, rests on violence legalized by the voters. Garner’s death is a tragedy because he was violating a tax law and government isn’t about to share its money with poor black men. Stop giving the government these powers and Eric Garner would be alive selling untaxed “loosies”. They’v...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: fuselage strakes
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

Re: fuselage strakes

Look at current Learjet, that’s why they have them. Pretty careful handling at the stall.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT Deployment and ETOPS
Replies: 28
Views: 2386

Re: RAT Deployment and ETOPS

The three-position switch said, RETRACT-AUTO-DEPLOY. Parked on the ground it was in retract before shutdown and put in auto during pre-take-off checklist. New left seaters would sometimes drop with clunk. I’d just say, wait a moment, go to RETRACT, then try again to AUTO. It was nice being able to r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR
Replies: 11
Views: 2657

Re: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR

This was a scheduled stop for a crew change, only a 2 man crew on this one. Other pilot was used to cover an FCO outbound. Interesting. Why would they do the crew change there instead of BOS or JFK where they have daily A330 ops & crew? KBGR is quick turn, fast customs and immigration, new crew...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving a Commercial Truck Across the US Mexico Border
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Driving a Commercial Truck Across the US Mexico Border

There are trucking forums. Can’t be too hard based on the truck numbers at Nogales.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much are these commercial landing fees?
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: How much are these commercial landing fees?

Hard to know as the fees are usually in commercial contracts that may or may not be public. I know from bizjet experience the fees are often reduced or eliminated if fuel or services are purchased. KMIA would drop the fees, if a purchase of 500 gallons of fuel was made.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1967

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

747-8 product is not a commercial failure if you considering both versions. Boeing slowed their production but not stopped yet. There are too many 744 Freighter to replace and Boeing expected more orders. Nose load feature helps to Boeing to maintain 747 line in production. Even with the freighter ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT Deployment and ETOPS
Replies: 28
Views: 2386

Re: RAT Deployment and ETOPS

Do any of the A or B planes RATs have a retract function? We did on the C-5 but didn’t on any of the BBD planes. Retract on the Lockheed was at a maximum of 180:KIAS, but it worked.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question regarding MAX groundings
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Re: Question regarding MAX groundings

I assume the 737s in question don't belong to AA, but to someone else. Which just adds more cost to picking them up, since you'd need to refit and rebrand them as well. Depending on their status, some expensive maintenance might be needed. Pilots would have to retrained which would probably require...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream G-IV climb performance
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Re: Gulfstream G-IV climb performance

All of the bizjets are. A light-ish Global will level at 430 in about 17 minutes as will a Challenger 350; if unrestricted by ATC. 20 degrees of deck angle an still increasing airspeed on departure. I’m sure a G IV will be doing 5,000fpm+ down low. Same engines as the Fokker 100. The G V and Global ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question regarding MAX groundings
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Re: Question regarding MAX groundings

Depending on their status, some expensive maintenance might be needed. Pilots would have to retrained which would probably require a new bid to be issued. Then, all undone when the MAX returned.

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