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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: 5
Views: 370

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: 5
Views: 370

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: 1301

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: 8
Views: 692

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: 377

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: 82
Views: 5674

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: 1635

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: 159
Views: 19382

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: 657

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: 2464

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: 1185

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: 782

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: 118
Views: 3720

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: 388

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: 657

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: 1894

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: 1717

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: 1185

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: 1185

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: 1185

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: 226

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: 1185

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: 1717

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: 2231

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: 2654

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: 621

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: 1018

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: 1894

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: 2231

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: 3103

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: 974

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: 3103

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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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 7352

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

What American thinks Brazil is dangerous? Was there in April. Wondered all around Rio and São Paulo without a care in the world. Drove down the coast similarly care free. People who read travel warnings and that stuff are really missing out on life. I’ve traveled there on business many times and be...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAR § 25.203 Stall characteristics.
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Re: FAR § 25.203 Stall characteristics.

Part 25 and its predecessor CAR 4B go back a long ways. Stall characteristics for non-FBW planes are pretty settled matter. There needs to be a speed stable without stick force lightning in the approach to stall, basically once in trim slowing requires a constant increase in back force. That’s the b...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado
Replies: 17
Views: 1310

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

You say that, but these very public raids coming this week are going to set suburban women off again. They rejected WH policies in the midterms last year largely over rough handling of migrants, and 45 can’t win reelection without that voting bloc. Perhaps instead of mishandling people who already ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7535

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

Hawaii is too far south to be a Pacific hub except for routes to Australia or New Zealand.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: National Transportation Safety Board - 18 months
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: National Transportation Safety Board - 18 months

There’s no regulatory timeline, but there’s lots of moving parts behind the scenes—mostly bureaucratic, but also testing, multiple reviews of drafts, posting of the comment period, public hearings, all before the final report.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the next revolution in air travel?
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: What will be the next revolution in air travel?

Small electric taxi service drones for short jumps. About 20 years away. Agreed. Electric aircraft is the future. I think the reduced noise will see electric begin to operate from smaller airports. This is where these electric taxi aircraft will operate. I expect them to be single pilot operating. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 80
Views: 4857

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

It’s also a long ways in, heat, boredom will be effective deterrents.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7131

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Russian airspace is extremely expensive. If the difference in time and burn is not going to make the flight late or over max takeoff weight, a non polar route like R220 keeps the flight in US and Japan airspace which is much cheaper on the overflight fees. What's Russia's fee for an overflight like...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1894

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

What’s your measure of failure? Number sold, financial loss, technically bad, what? Concorde was a technical success, financial loss for the government’s and AF, but marginal profit for BA, plus brought prestige to BA. Mercure served only Air Inter, but technically fine, safe. The A380 brought lots ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for Every Floridian
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Question for Every Floridian

They’re in the headlines and have been for years. Also Alan Dershowitz and Bob Maxwell’s daughter. Clinton is reported to be a frequent flyer on the Lolita Express even losing his security detail. I’d think people should be most interested in politicians as they are most hypocritical and have power ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3328

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Alcohol and getting smashed You do realize that one doesn’t have to lead to the other? “The dipsomaniac and the abstainer are not only both mistaken, but they both make the same mistake. They both regard wine as a drug and not as a drink.” G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) GF I didn’t directly say that. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 80
Views: 4857

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

‘Freedom Ridge’ kinda ironic. It wasn’t ironic when it was the best point to look into “The Box” at Groom Lake. That freedom-loving President Clinton approved the Area 51 expansion. Every country has guarded military areas, no surprise there. Try getting into Woomera Test Range or GCHQ in the UK.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the next revolution in air travel?
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: What will be the next revolution in air travel?

There won’t be one. 100 years ago , a Lt Col Eisenhower led a US Army motor convoy across the US, some of it on dirt trails, it took months. 50 years later, we landed on the moon and the 747 was planned to fly at M.84. It still does, plus or minus a bit. Future advances will be incremental—things li...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7812

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

m007j wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
This is nothing more than a stunt but a good one for avgeeks. Who is the guy in the Gsuit?


Terry Virts, and Gennady Padalka is the one in the NASA jumpsuit on the right.


Still, why the g suit?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3328

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Alcohol and getting smashed


You do realize that one doesn’t have to lead to the other?

“The dipsomaniac and the abstainer are not only both mistaken, but they both make the same mistake. They both regard wine as a drug and not as a drink.”
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)


GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12978

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

Just because no incident happened that’s A-OK? They put passengers AT RISK. It’s all about intent. At least in the legal sense. How were harmed? No harm, no suit. GF So if I put your family in a car with faulty breaks, seatbelts that might fail due to hardware issues, with a driver that wasnt train...

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