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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 57
Views: 1901

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

WaPo is reporting a body matching her description has been found.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't TWA go for the Boeing 737?
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Why didn't TWA go for the Boeing 737?

The 737 was initially hobbled by the 3-crew issue, UAL was the only major US operator until ALPA relented on crewing. TW was a early DC-9 operator and didn’t need two small planes, especially if one of them required 3 pilots.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What plane will be developed after the A350?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: What plane will be developed after the A350?

Another tubular extrusion—it’s the optimal design. BW sounds great in theory, but won’t work in reality mostly for structure reasons, but the passenger experience would be awful.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 36
Views: 1331

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

I find it somewhat humorous that people are getting all upset about civilian deaths. They have happened wholesale since at least World War One. Think of the firebombings, nuclear bombs, the V rockets, rape of Nanking, etc, etc, etc. You might want to look a lot farther back than WW I. John Churchil...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 57
Views: 1901

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Now his family is saying that he's hiding in a local nature preserve. I bet it's a red herring so that he can get further away and closer to where he's actually going. If he ends up being charged, aren't his family risking being charged as accessories? This is a ridiculous amount of cover they are ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 36
Views: 1331

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

Isn't the critical difference here that those wars were between states? I agree that the 'fight over there' with drones strategy is borne out of the intention you describe, but what's the suggestion here? Level eastern KSA, most of populated AFG, and eastern Pakistan? And therein lies the challenge...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 36
Views: 1331

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

We tried to make war safe for Americans fighting it and make the necessary inhumanity of warfare look “clean”. This is where we are, strategically defeated, but everyone thinks nothing of it. Wars that have historically produced good peace have been very destructive and total in scale. Third Punic ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 36
Views: 1331

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

We tried to make war safe for Americans fighting it and make the necessary inhumanity of warfare look “clean”. This is where we are, strategically defeated, but everyone thinks nothing of it. Wars that have historically produced good peace have been very destructive and total in scale. Third Punic W...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 137
Views: 16493

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

The A319 has unique weights, loads, fatique, development and sub assemblies, engines, landing gears, etc etc. To keep those in the air for 25 years, including unique maintenance programs, training, spare parts is something every operators would like to avoid. Apparently nearly half the A319NEO back...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 163
Views: 6127

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

France is ... not amused. "This brutal, unilateral and unpredictable decision reminds me a lot of what Mr Trump used to do," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told franceinfo radio. "I am angry and bitter. This isn't done between allies."... Two weeks ago, the Australian defen...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trim on AN-124/225
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Trim on AN-124/225

No reference, but size and speed range would pretty dictate a trimmable stabilizer. A quick look at photos of the AN-124 tail makes it appear that the tailplane is fixed. However, the elevator is quite large. https://s29755.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/DB-Schenker-AN-124_2-2048x1152.jpg Yeah,...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 125
Views: 4142

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

https://arba.army.pentagon.mil/agdrb-overview.html
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Perhaps for incompetence, but treason is way overreach. Grade determination could be real punishment. I’ve heard of 2-stars retired as majors.

https://arba.army.pentagon.mil/agdrb-overview.html

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trim on AN-124/225
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Trim on AN-124/225

No reference, but size and speed range would pretty dictate a trimmable stabilizer.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 27
Views: 1195

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

I found it. It's not Queensland and New South Wales separate time zones. It's the same time zones. See map. https://www.worldtimezone.com/wtz020.php https://www.worldtimezone.com/time-australia12.php Q Yes, but Queensland doesn’t use daylight savings time in summer, so there’s an hour time change a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening

FlapOperator wrote:
The correct answer to this requirement is the US-2.

A flying boat > a kludged landplane.


Serious truth there. Much better idea.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening

If anyone can do it, it’ll be the SOF, completely independent budgeting authority, lots of political, horsepower and limitless imagination.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 27
Views: 1195

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

I operated a Global in/out of OOL and there’s also the funky time zones between the two states, IIRC.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are four engine airliners harder to handle than twins?
Replies: 21
Views: 3021

Re: Are four engine airliners harder to handle than twins?

I flew A330-200, A330-300, A340-300, A340-600 and A350-900 all as a common fleet. There is no difficulty difference between them. The A340-600 did handle like a much bigger aircraft, which it was at 368t MTOW, and had to be operated accordingly. But it wasn’t more difficult. Echo those sentiments, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will ICAO new emission standards tighten even further?
Replies: 16
Views: 2225

Re: Will ICAO new emission standards tighten even further?

SAF would have to be 20% of 21 BILLION gallons, which looks pretty steep hill to climb. Jus have to add thousand times current SAF production.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1223

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

Don't want to rile anyone up here, but I think security-wise, US aviation has somewhat lost its glamour from the post-911 security improvements. Take a look at all the bad behavior we get around us all the time. I seriously hope that someone (not specifically saying who or what) doesn't use that as...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream G650 Map on MFD Display?
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Gulfstream G650 Map on MFD Display?

Yes, at least on Collins, there’s probably 20 overlay options including airways, fixes, political boundaries, airspace classification, airports, nearest five airports,etc.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream G650 Map on MFD Display?
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Gulfstream G650 Map on MFD Display?

Plane View on the Gulfstream is Honeywell-based system customized for them. Falcon Easy is also Honeywell. Cessna is heavily Garmin. EMB and BBD are Collins. Collins had strong penetration in bizjets but Garmin has made inroads into their business.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41013

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

Type certificate and operating regulation are two very different animals. Being certified for single pilot ops doesn’t mean it can operate with passengers in 121 ops single pilot.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reason [s] for strange routings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Re: Reason [s] for strange routings?

It’s not that they “don’t care”; it’s that flying that plane around for them is like you or I using the family car. As a budget item, the plane for them is likely cheaper, percentage wise, than our cars. I’ve been involved in deals, rich people dicker over the floor mats on a $60 million plane, just...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In revenue service, could the DC-10 land without using reverse thrust?
Replies: 22
Views: 2142

Re: In revenue service, could the DC-10 land without using reverse thrust?

How much thrust are we actually talking about with idle reverse? I always wondered if there was something to be gained simply by the doors opening and adding a bit more drag to the slowiing-down-the-beast equation, particularly in the case of the flower-petal style reversers and maybe the clamshell...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine placement for 6 engine airplanes
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Engine placement for 6 engine airplanes

The 6 individual pods give you more safety from contagious failures at the expense of more wetted surface. Engines in side-by-side pods have experienced contagious failures on Il-62s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOT_Polish_Airlines_Flight_7 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOT_Polish_Airlines_Flight...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heads Up Texas / Gulf Coast - Tropical Storm Heading Your away?
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Heads Up Texas / Gulf Coast - Tropical Storm Heading Your away?

Landfall at 1pm Monday wanders up the Texas coast the inland on 1 pm Wednesday says the NHC.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?

Well, longitudinal pax movements might depending their portion of the total weight and arm. In a Citation, someone moving forward to the small galley would cause a fair bit of trim change, same person in Global might have a very small trim change, in a 747, none at all. Side to side, not noticeable ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 48
Views: 2461

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

Were there CAP planes airborne? Every flight for the following 3-4 days needed at WAPTL number from NORAD and they weren’t just handed out, even military had to justify flying to them.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Do 5-abreast setting arrangements unbalance airliners?

One word —Arm. Moment equals Weight times Arm. Not enough arm. We could put 18 pallets weighing 90,000# on one side of a C-5 and nothing on the other side, no problem, not even noticeable.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LGA: Expressway Visual vs Park Visual to Rwy 31
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: LGA: Expressway Visual vs Park Visual to Rwy 31

It’ll be a sad day if, or when, they remove the old Expressway Visual from the books. One of great tests of flying skill, especially on a hazy day in a heavy B727 and the tower said, “keep it in tight, Eastern”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about 737 BBJ2.
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: Question about 737 BBJ2.

Depends on the number of aux tanks, but Boeing’s website (hint) has capacitor of 10,470 USG, convert to pounds at your favorite fuel density.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reason [s] for strange routings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Re: Reason [s] for strange routings?

Lots of military airspace around NM, NV and AZ, not all of it esp above F180 shows up on charts. Winds, aircraft restrictions as mentioned play a roll. SFO to ABQ would have to plan around military airspace. A friend flies a bizjet NY area to EU, used to be frequently, Boss wanted 8 hours sleep on a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1223

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

Terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy, we never stated who the enemy was. We’re gonna go through the cycle again, perhaps sooner than we think.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 48
Views: 2461

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I was about to start the Wing scheduling meeting when the Wing/CC walked and we are at war. I had a C5 in Travis which a day later brought a California S&R team to EWR. My brother was in the Pentagon a few hundred feet from the impact. Took him days to get home on a DOE plane.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A220 have a PTU?
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Does the A220 have a PTU?

Yes, Sys 1 can power/assist Sys 2 by the PTU, operates when;

Airplane in in take-off or approach phase
EDP 2A has failed
Right engine is failed/shutdown in flight
On ground when only the left engine is running and parking brake released

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

You can track it, just not couple it to the AP, maybe not even the FD, depending on installation.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Insane takeoff from an MD80 in the Bahamas.
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: Insane takeoff from an MD80 in the Bahamas.

This has been in several threads here. Lift-off, clean up, accelerate level, the zoom for a few thousand feet, big Whoop, any plane can do that. Everts is cargo, so likely empty except the crew.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

There were plenty of single NDB approaches, no requirement for two beacons, but you’re correct in that two beacons, one near the airport could reduce the minimums. Lots eastern bloc countries used them, see Dubrovnik and USAF crash. In North America, we never saw two NDBs on approaches, just went t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3667

Re: What happened to Denver?

...the rest of your list is heavily related to bad decisions from the individuals and parents. This statement feels a bit flippant - can you expand a bit on how 'bad decisions' are the substantive cause of job loss, lack of a savings cushion, DV, etc? Not everyone has the background and life experi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

If you have an RMI, an NDB approach is a piece of cake, if a bit cruder than a VOR or TACAN. We did NDB in the F-100; at least at 170 knots it didn’t last long before you at the runway or wildly off course.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3667

Re: What happened to Denver?

Poverty and the rest of your list is heavily related to bad decisions from the individuals and parents. Stay in school, wait to get married and have children and middle class isn’t hard to achieve. Born poor in the US is unfortunate circumstance, living that way is criminal negligence. There are mil...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

There were plenty of single NDB approaches, no requirement for two beacons, but you’re correct in that two beacons, one near the airport could reduce the minimums. Lots eastern bloc countries used them, see Dubrovnik and USAF crash. In North America, we never saw two NDBs on approaches, just went to...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3667

Re: What happened to Denver?

Incentives matter, welcome homeless people, you’ll get more homeless people.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilots, citing fatigue, plan protests
Replies: 6
Views: 2728

Re: American Airlines pilots, citing fatigue, plan protests

It's best not to assume that legal always means safe, especially where rest and fatigue concerned. The FAA has a formal obligation to make sure that legal = safe. Regulations were formed after public input, and the FAA analysis and response is public record. I run a FRMS program for a bizjet operat...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Re: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?

I really think you all are missing the big picture. If many redundant nav systems all fail, the problem is that you have some systemic avionics failure going on. If that many independent nav systems all fail, I'd really really worry about the rest of my avionics and flight instruments and even flig...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1261

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

It’s the “state’s” call, not the family’s, that is the crime is against the state (established order, if you will); not the family. Nice thought from them, but not dispositive, nor should it be. Unless, of course, you want rule by vendetta.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite regional aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 2097

Re: Favorite regional aircraft?

Mine is any of the Embraer on-wing engine jets. Parallel to the topic: why so many engines kr to carry so few with the BAe plane? It never made much sense to me. Not sure why BAe's have 4 engines, but it does make for a nice experience :smile: . At the time the only engine they had was the Lycoming...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4607

Re: Universal Healthcare

I live in Neal’s district, I’ve dealt with his staff on local military issues. He’s as crooked as a country road, BUT, he won due to his seniority in Congress. Bring home the bacon and brag about it, yes, they slammed Morse, but being gay had nothing to do with his losing. It would have been an adva...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1261

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

Nothing prevents recidivism quite like the death penalty. That said, probably not much point in keeping inside. I think Dick Crafts of “chipper fame” was released this at the end of his full term.

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