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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 205
Views: 29353

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

EMAS isn’t included in performance calculations. Grooved runway might help, if OEM data was tested for its use and the operator gets FAA approval to use it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How did Delta have such a quick turnaround for its reputation in the early 2010s?
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: How did Delta have such a quick turnaround for its reputation in the early 2010s?

Yes’m in the mid-80s, DL had enough “issues” the FAA did a special investigation on them. But, in the last decade they have become first in service and schedule reliability. They’re first in my book, but AA and UA don’t set a very high bar here.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential
Replies: 92
Views: 15955

Re: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential

What it really needs is a wider fuselage in addition so so many other things as you mentioned. As long as Boeing relies on the 707 specs it'll never see success over Airbus. And what 707 specs might that be, the upper fuselage width?, I guess it goes to show what a fantastic jet was built by Boeing...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval
Replies: 69
Views: 11047

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

Florida’s infrastructure is miles ahead of anything in the Northeast. NIMBYism is common, NYC just puts on steroids and a very high bar is set.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?

Lauderdale used to have a rail line off the end of the easterly runway. Weight manual had a penalty if there was a train on the track, so container port might be an improvement.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 56
Views: 19281

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

While it looks obvious in the photo, it’s been done on other types before and probably will happen again.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 12192

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

Deeply learned hand flying skills in all attitudes and speeds. Formation is also teaches a lot—you have to hand fly without conscious thought. You have to just put you over there and bring the plane along. Bombing and strafe was similar—think like a projectile. I had about 2,500 hours before I flew ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Basic Economy check-in Question
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: United Basic Economy check-in Question

That’s UAL for ya

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 12192

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

It was tough to fly and lot of its mysteries, mostly due to being underpowered and prone to adverse yaw at high AoA, weren’t understood. It was fairly easy to get in over your head. By the 70s things got a lot better, but combat took a lot. Another problem was rushing pilots into it—Vietnam War need...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Are 6 shotguns “ungodly”. One for trap; two for skeet; two for clays or FITASC; one pump just because. Three rifles and I lost count of handguns—everyone legally acquired by a license holder. In a safe.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 12192

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

Flying an early swept wing plane was a great “school of hard knocks” degree. The “Hun” taught me more in 500 hours than thousands on other types. Nothing like being suddenly upside down in a scissors, wondering where the other guy went. Having later been involved in flying bizjets, it’s amazing how...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 12192

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

Flying an early swept wing plane was a great “school of hard knocks” degree. The “Hun” taught me more in 500 hours than thousands on other types. Nothing like being suddenly upside down in a scissors, wondering where the other guy went. Having later been involved in flying bizjets, it’s amazing how...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

I think you have some confusion on what a background check does— it, thru NICS, confirms that the buyer is legally eligible to purchase the firearm in question. It doesn’t run the serial number thru every open case to see if it was involved in a crime. That only occurs when the investigation is open...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 12192

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

Flying an early swept wing plane was a great “school of hard knocks” degree. The “Hun” taught me more in 500 hours than thousands on other types. Nothing like being suddenly upside down in a scissors, wondering where the other guy went. Having later been involved in flying bizjets, it’s amazing how ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of N777UA?
Replies: 20
Views: 6782

Re: Fate of N777UA?

If N777UA gets retired, it should get into a much needed formal UA museum. Anyone out there seen the wonderful DL museum in ATL? An incredible display and a tribute to their history, pride and legacy. UA should have no less. There’s a striking difference in corporate history, governance and culture...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 20927

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

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The Federal AVIATION Administration is blocking a train to an airport because the funding comes from aviation taxes. Nothing in aviation happens fast.
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Witness this, as to regulatory action,

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The Federal AVIATION Administration is blocking a train to an airport because the funding comes from aviation taxes. Nothing in aviation happens fast.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

My collection hasn’t killed anybody and I shot about 1,000 rounds in competition this month To quote the old bumper sticker "Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my guns". I'm sure that if seb146 was being assaulted, he would call the police since they had evil guns. I don't get ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 1838

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

[threeid][/threeid] Paul Pogba (practising Muslim) removing a bottle of Heineken from the desk at his presser doesn't seem to have generated anywhere near as much interest. Slight irony - it was a bottle of alcohol-free beer. Heineken....alcohol-free beer...what's the difference? :lol: Ah, 5% differ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 20927

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

What is actually interesting is, that the biggest point against single pilot is not the failure of automation but actually the failure of the single human doing something stupid. The second person in the cockpit is there to make sure the first does nothing stupid. At the moment pilot nr. 1 is there...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

My collection hasn’t killed anybody and I shot about 1,000 rounds in competition this month

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Usage
Replies: 15
Views: 1674

Re: APU Usage

One thing is airline policy, but in this neck of the woods the pressing issue is actually airport restrictions. At my home airport, CPH, the restrictions are 5 minutes after on-block and 5 minutes before expected off-block. Exceptions are allowed for meteorological reasons or unavailability of GSE,...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

I’ve done CRK, DUB, FAB, LTN, LBG, DXB, OGG, ACC, and BUD from KBDL. Admittedly, not in an airliner.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

29.5 years, how ‘bout yourself? My guns haven’t killed anything. It isn’t a comparison between First Amendment and mass shootings—one is in the Constitution, the other is a felony. Owning one or many firearms doesn’t mean one is a felon.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 33
Views: 2155

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

It will be interesting to see which states do not adopt Juneteenth, possibly arguing that date is tied to Texas emancipation. Arizona did not recognize MLK Jr. Day and lost the right to host the 1993 Super Bowl. It was not until 1996 that the Super Bowl came to Phoenix and was a demand to adopt MLK...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Privacy has everything to do with what I spend my money on—tennis rackets, golf clubs, cars, houses, and yes, firearms. It’s none of your or the government’s business what I peacefully spend on. I have perhaps 10,000 books, should they be registered in violation of the First Amendment?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Those databases make it possible for you to get a loan, buy a house, own and operate a motor vehicle, otherwise who keeps control of who owns what and what they are entitled to do? Yes, nobody owned anything in the way real property before we invented computer databases. How did our civilization ex...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Relational databases is how you have everything that works for you in today's life. Me and you speaking on a forum is because of relational databases. You looking up something on google or whatever search-engine you use, it is due to relational databases and you firing a boolean query. This is wher...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

That would be de facto nationwide gun registration, which many aren't in favor of. Relational databases is how you have everything that works for you in today's life. Me and you speaking on a forum is because of relational databases. You looking up something on google or whatever search-engine you ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBY Growth
Replies: 22
Views: 3632

Re: SBY GROWTH

You’re served as well as profitably possible—the fact only AA serves SBY shows no other carrier sees additional service as economical. There’s a frequent refrain here, air service isn’t a right.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

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That’s nothing, unemployment claims were held up by lack of COBOL programmers.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business ... index.html

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBY Growth
Replies: 22
Views: 3632

Re: SBY GROWTH

With 30,000 residents and only 650,000 on the whole of the DELMARVA, not a big catchment area. I’ve driven a number of times, amazingly empty for the east coast.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2047

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Do you really get your news at Comedy Central?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1629

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

HPN is your best shot, though fares can be high. Next best choices are LGA and BDL. Travel times between both about the same. BDL’s distance, LGA’s traffic. Maybe, but both the Merritt and 95 can be thoroughly clogged at the wrong time of day, which is about 2 hours either side of 0800 and 1700 dur...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3259

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

I just had an endoscopy in a Massachusetts hospital, neither RN who worked my procedure had been vaccinated and seemed very reluctant.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN124 in TPA
Replies: 16
Views: 2635

Re: AN124 in TPA

[threeid]u[/threeid] This particular flight was delivering a CAE P-8 flight simulator to Prestwick, which was then trucked to RAF Lossiemouth for installation. It is the second and final one for the RAF and will also be used to train Norwegian crews. Only weighs 9.5 tonnes but is an awkward size and...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2274

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I’m so old I remember when the last Democratic administration did some of the same stuff. Every leaker who talks “on condition of anonymity because they’re not authorized to comment” should shut up. They’re not authorized for a reason, up against the wall. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9230

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

California, watch out, Judge Roger Benitez is coming for your assault weapons ban. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/us/assault-weapons-ban-california.html?action=click&module=In%20Other%20News&pgtype=Homepage Nothing to watch out for - his absurd Swiss Army Knife analogy will get killed o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9230

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/us/a ... e=Homepage
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California, watch out, Judge Roger Benitez is coming for your assault weapons ban.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/us/a ... e=Homepage

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9230

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Gun violence is increasing over the last 4 years as more and more of the suicide pact GOP keep trying to create a more dangerous world. If a violent crime is being committed it is because the environment is present for it to be committed. you try to avoid such environments. Limiting guns in public ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA
Replies: 23
Views: 6105

Re: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA

Departures off of 01 at DCA, formerly 36, were common. Haven’t been there a long time, but many 727 take-offs from 36, left up the Potomac. Also, in Citations when DC was a frequent bizjet stop.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9230

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

If it has gotten to that point, how will I have had my gun out? You fail to answer how more guns are the answer to a declining issue. Even the old west knew that more guns = more problems. You need to remember what you wrote earlier. Then, you were worried about how much more gun violence there is ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 12
Views: 2060

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

I have a book of pictures done for brochures, one is from the cockpit over my shoulder landing at SYD after a flight down from HKG, rainy night. I also have pics of circling over the Opera House for the brochures. A couple of great days

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59762

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

If you were near, it was more likely afterburner lights, as fighters don’t go supersonic near the airfield.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9230

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Permit less carry means more people will be carrying more guns in volatile situations. Guns can be at home, and be a part of a well -regulated militia, but permit less, training less, license less guns is a recipe for disaster., The same prediction was made in the ‘90s when “shall issue “ became th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9230

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

It depends on whether you are abusing them or they are abusing you. Guns are not a part of polite society. They are a part of controlled society. Really going to say an armed society is a controlled society? Sure it isn't the other way around? As in the CONTROL in gun CONTROL? By 01 JUL 21, 20 stat...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59762

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Not to mention all above about the issues of a clean-sheet supersonic aircraft, from a start-up company with no history of engineering, supply chain, procurement, manufacturing, aftermarket support, and program management. With unproven engine, structural, systems, code, etc. We all know what a cle...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9230

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Actually, the original citizens’ attempt to overthrow the government were also armed on April 19th, 1775. Still celebrated as a holiday in my state, as is the Daniel Shay rebellion celebrated with highway names.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59762

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

West Coast to Hawaii would be awesome supersonic. 2 hr flight time arriving before you leave. If they can stretch the range a little bit, they could fly LAX -> HNL -> SYD. Logistically, this also makes sense for UA. Many of their hubs are coastal (EWR, SFO, IAH, GUM, IAD, LAX) and they could maximi...

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