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by BartSimpson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

As a former SA resident (for three years) and proud wearer of a Springboks jersey when I exercise, my sympathies are for them, of course. I couldn't follow the latest news closely - coverage of rugby is close to zero in my country - but I suspect that the All Blacks will defend their title. Not the ...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 25
Views: 2043

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

What about Nice / Cannes / Cote d'Azur? It's not too warm at that time of the year but can be very pleasant, and definitely not too crowded...

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by BartSimpson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1877

Re: What's your ringtone?

The classic ringtone from an analogue telephone. It's the most discreet ringtone I can think of and I don't want to get on other people's nerves. Besides, all those public "fun things" like special ringtones or signatures are only funny once. After the second time they are mostly just anno...

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by BartSimpson
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Plane spotting - Air Force One at G7
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Re: Plane spotting - Air Force One at G7

It would have been nice if the names of the airports would have been mentioned instead of those obscure IATA codes. I'm betting that 99 % of the readers have to look up the codes.

Rant over.

PUF = Pau Pyrenees
XMJ = Mont-de-Marsan Air Base

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by BartSimpson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 10167

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Trump aside, what is the issue with the US buying Greenland? Purely from a geopolitical point of view I see advantages for both the US, Denmark & the EU. Russia and China will probably increasingly be flexing their muscles in the region. There can be no "Trump aside" because the whole...

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by BartSimpson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 10167

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

The funniest part of it was that he actually said in his tweet that "Denmark is a very special country with incredible people"... Who does he think actually believes his superior sucking? As a Dane I wold be extremely annoyed by this kind of brown-nosing.

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by BartSimpson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 43
Views: 5796

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

tu204 wrote:
It's been 85 years. After the decay wouldn't it be like looking for a needle in a haystack?


Yes, but the problem is that nobody even knows on which farm the haystack is.

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by BartSimpson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2747

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

Tugger wrote:

She deserves the dignity of returning to the sea as a reef and not going to Alang to be shredded.

Tugg


You're right but there's no need to worry about Alang. She wouldn't be able to make that journey anyway.

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by BartSimpson
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10931

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Super80Fan wrote:

Well, to be fair, most regional FA's tend to whine more about doing their job over their mainline counterparts even though they voluntarily signed up to be a FA.


You surely have some statistics at hand for that, haven't you?

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by BartSimpson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class Declining
Replies: 28
Views: 4487

Re: First Class Declining

If somebody needs to work while he is eating he's got some serious and bigger problems than having to decide if sitting in J vs. F is better or worse. I guess it depends on your line of work. I do it all the time, but then again, I drive a truck for a living. Buddy of mine is a flight dispatcher, h...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class Declining
Replies: 28
Views: 4487

Re: First Class Declining

How relevant is the work space issue for how many of us now work? For most of us our work now just consists of a tablet or laptop. In J you are fine with that, on Air Canada (airline I fly the most) you can have the meal off to the left/ right of you and laptop in front. I have never flown F so can...

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by BartSimpson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity
Replies: 24
Views: 4896

Re: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity

They can hold the brakes during a max performance take off it can warm the brakes up a bit . ... That would defy all the laws of thermodynamics. In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!! Answer of the day! On topic: How do pilots decide to leave the gears down for a longer time? I assume t...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q3 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q3 2019

I was on a photo tour with a good friend of mine when we went into the creative district of my hometown. I took a lot of graffiti pics, and only when I went home and checked them I realised that I had done a perfect triptych for my apartment. So I had these three pictures prinnted on canvas - unfort...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2265

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

strfyr51 wrote:
On a 747? (any 747) the aft Body gear tires are the most critical as they're the first to touch down and the last to Leave the ground.


Which is true for almost any aircraft, except for the DC-3 and a few others...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1526

Re: NYC Power Outage

Boohoo, the power went out and affected the lives of the precious New Yorkers, therefore, it should be on national news. Grow a pair, the power goes out here in STL all the time because of our storms You must be very proud of your local power failures, it seems. I can't even remember the last time ...

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by BartSimpson
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7853

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

DocLightning wrote:
...

I'm astonished that the two large pieces of metal just snapped like that. Corrosion probably.


I'm more astonished that they send a 744 to Harare.

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by BartSimpson
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 3022

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Redd wrote:
Have you seen the Do-24 rebuild? :)


Yes, once in 2008 or so when it landed in Frankfurt on the Main river. Impressive, but I still want the big thing!

(And if I have another billion to spend, I'll have a replica of the Normandie built, too.)

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by BartSimpson
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 3022

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Money is no option? Then let's re-build this one:

Image

Realistically? None.

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by BartSimpson
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 37
Views: 10425

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

Since the passenger is South Korean, good luck collecting one cent once he returns to his homeland. Travel insurance? Airlines increasingly try to recover for medical diversions from travel insurers, and pursue individuals with deep pockets where conditions are not disclosed. There's a big differen...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5311

Re: Americans and electric stoves

One more advantage of gas: if electricity is down you can at least make yourself a hot soup on the stove. I had planned load sheddings several times in my apartment in Cape Town in winter and was glad to have something warm at least.

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by BartSimpson
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5311

Re: Americans and electric stoves

... Have those advocating gas used an induction hob? We had one in the house where I grew up, and I loved it. However, since then I always had electric stoves (the glass ceramics type) which were not too bad but not as fast as gas. Actually, I'm just now buying a new kitchen and I'll switch to indu...

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by BartSimpson
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 103
Views: 13039

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

Why do you say that I'm going out on a limb here: Because it is his opinion. ... There was no need for the A380 either, but you and many others waxed orgasmic over its development and production even though billions were spent to develop the albatross. I confidently bet my last dollar that when the...

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by BartSimpson
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 103
Views: 13039

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

This is Smintair part 2. Also these kind of wasteful projects need to be shutdown anyway because of climate change. There is absolutely no need for humans to go supersonic in this day and age. Why do you say that I'm going out on a limb here: Because it is his opinion. I, too, see absolutely no nee...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11696

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

Can we just get over the fact that LH has a new "boring" livery? Everytime an LH plane gets mentioned people here complain about it as if they have lost all their money just because.

It's really getting boring (sic!).

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by BartSimpson
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?
Replies: 26
Views: 4972

Re: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?

Could you be confusing it with this incident? http://www.airplanemart.com/video/00001_Pan_Am_Boeing_707-321B_Emergency_Landing_Travis_AFB_1965.php Hi all, I was about 5 years old on a plane taking off from either New York or New Jersey and bound for the Soviet Union in 1988 (I believe it was around...

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by BartSimpson
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13567

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

F9Animal wrote:
I always found the Alaska milk run to be a crazy route. I am pretty sure they still do it?


I've done Juneau - Sitka - Ketchikan - Seattle once.

It's not a crazy route but simply a faster way for the people there to travel than the Marine Highway.

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by BartSimpson
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Make Elephant Trophies Great Again..?
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Make Elephant Trophies Great Again..?

And if you ask the Southern evangelist, they'll tell you that animals were placed on Earth by the Creator for humans to hunt for whatever purposes they want. And if not, then they need population control...and if they go extinct, tough luck. Survival of the fittest! Animal trophies are what makes A...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6052

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Well, you have to admit that the metric system is annoying. Especially when people attempt to claim it is superior to the imperial system. (Actually is the people not the measurement system). Tugg Well, you have to admit that the imperial system is annoying. Especially when people attempt to claim ...

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by BartSimpson
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 30
Views: 9349

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

Avgeek21 wrote:
Perhaps they need to increase the cycles of some A380's due End of Lease in a few years and no second hand market? ...


What's the advantage in increasing the cycles for a carrier?

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by BartSimpson
Wed May 29, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DSLR vs MIRRORLESS
Replies: 8
Views: 2258

Re: DSLR vs MIRRORLESS

Nobody knows what the future brings, but both systems will not just suddenly disappear from earth. This should not be a deciding factor. Get what you are comfortable with and which camera offers the features you need, regardless of sensor size (even mFT is big enough for most cases) and system (DSLM...

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by BartSimpson
Mon May 27, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Holiday for Firefighters/Police Officers needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1422

Re: Holiday for Firefighters/Police Officers needed

... The modern way is to abolish as many public holidays as possible because they get in the way of productivity. I would add weekends, too. That way you get your slaves work 365 days a year... Honestly, productivity mainly increases through work satisfaction. If you give people a good work environ...

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by BartSimpson
Tue May 21, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA800 “zoom climb” on other crashes?
Replies: 7
Views: 2403

Re: TWA800 “zoom climb” on other crashes?

Keep in mind the explosion happened while the aircraft was climbing. Indeed, the last words on the CVR was the Flight Engineer saying that the climb power was set. All the other crashes you listed happened during cruise. Layman here: If a bigger front part of the fuselage breaks off neatly, wouldn'...

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by BartSimpson
Wed May 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 2049

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

* majority of people are right handed. People passed on left so sword hand was towards an unknown on-comer. This is why driving on the left is correct :-) And the shield was worn with the left hand, and you wanted to have it between your body and an unknown on-comer. This is why driving on the righ...

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by BartSimpson
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Accomplishments
Replies: 21
Views: 1665

Re: Accomplishments

Not to respond to "What is your..." threads. Especially if the OP doesn't answer his own question or has already asked the same question some time ago..

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by BartSimpson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3733

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

Well, the Democrats tried to frame Trump and failed so now they are not skipping a beat and continuing there agenda of lies and hate to find ANYTHING they can to discredit him. Didn't the two years of lies from the Democrat owned media and the Democrats themselves tell anyone how despicable the Lef...

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by BartSimpson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contingency planning at major international airports
Replies: 21
Views: 3678

Re: Contingency planning at major international airports

Here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BCsseldorf_Airport_fire

is an example of a severe fire which destroyed almost the whole terminal complex. It happened at DUS in 1996.

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by BartSimpson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3890

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

It would be faster if I would tell the frenzies that I care about. But then again, I'm at a loss to name even one. It's my way of insurgency against the marketing evil: "If it's a hype, I'm out."

I don't think that I have missed a lot.

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by BartSimpson
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How to get insider access for spotting/photography at public airports?
Replies: 10
Views: 2752

Re: How to get insider access for spotting/photography at public airports?

A) Your favorite airport may offer an apron tour for the interested public. Fraport, e.g., does it - they even offer a dedicated airport firestation tour. I was on one some 15 years ago,however, so I have no idea if it is good for taking pictures anymore. B) You may simply call the PR department and...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4745

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

WIederling wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:
The day of the Jackal.

Not only one of my favorite novels, but the movie was almost completely spot on, too.

Which one?
the original french one or the Hollywood deform? :-)


I thought it was obvious that I was talking about the original one. I didn't even bother to watch the re-make.

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by BartSimpson
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4745

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

The day of the Jackal.

Not only one of my favorite novels, but the movie was almost completely spot on, too.

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by BartSimpson
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last oportunity to fly a Tu134 May 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 3295

Re: Last oportunity to fly a Tu134 May 2019

eielef wrote:
...
Is the best aircaft ever to be built.
...


Best... - in which regard?

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by BartSimpson
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3799

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019

Thanks Braybuddy!

Do you talk with those people before you take pictures? Most of them look quite content with being photographed.

My entry for this round:

ImageRegenbogen

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by BartSimpson
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 737
Replies: 62
Views: 4780

Re: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 7

wjcandee wrote:
... His chief pilot has said that he is actually very-knowledgeable about the aircraft, and illustrated it with examples and anecdotes...


And that's why he became the chief pilot...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47112

Re: Boeing Postpones Launch of 777X After Ethiopia Airlines Crash

It's not a good time for an airplane manufacturer to have a party when one of your products has just fallen out of the sky. I remember a similar coincidence 20 years ago when one of our high speed train crashed with 100 fatalities. A day or so later French national railways SNCF cancelled some big c...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Senator: Trump lied because he "loves his family"
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: GOP Senator: Trump lied because he "loves his family"

He loves his wife so much that he doesn't want to bother her with his wish to have sex and instead employs a paid hooker for that. In that regard, Stormy did Melania a huge favour.

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by BartSimpson
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 13720

Re: Routes in the works for forthcoming Beijing Daxing/PKX

nomorerjs wrote:
I would guess the following will be required / demanded:

ATL
...
SJC


So - basically you just named all US airports that you could think of.

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by BartSimpson
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 71855

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Wow. Just wow. I browsed through some pages, but honestly, it got boring after some time, fantasy story after fantasy story, but when it comes to the beef, nothing is left. Some stuff is really sickening, esp. when I came to the Madeline McCann part. How can he make life even more miserable for the ...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 71855

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Oh, that's too funny! Today is national holiday anyway - nobody is working (probably except for the DVD: They are creating havoc to disturb the carnival parades by means of a storm front and kill as many enemies as possible) so I have time to read some good stuff.

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by BartSimpson
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 71855

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

EA401 was a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, Chris. I've commented on that crash in my book. There is no credible explanation for the flight engineer's actions other than that he was suborned. He was in a position to check that the nose-gear was down and locked. The DVD had picked up on a design flaw in th...

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