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by FGITD
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 88
Views: 2478

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

noviorbis77 wrote:
All of them talking about ending the proposal.

Perhaps it was all about getting better terms from UEFA for Champions League reforms.


I’d be inclined to agree. It’s starting to look like this was a move to show what the clubs could do if they really wanted. A little reminder to UEFA.

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 88
Views: 2478

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

It’ll only be England, Spain and Italy without the bigger names. If you think punters will happily pay to watch Arsenal v Inter Milan four times a year, you’ll be surprised. These businessmen/owners are many things, but stupid they are not. They’ve war-gamed this several times over, and know what t...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead

A linear repeat of the 20th century decade by decade is unlikely. The cities you mention really don't make sense either - why would an anachronistic style like Art Deco be considered futuristic in such places? Gwadar...are you serious? There aren't even 500K people there. Agreed with this. Why woul...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 88
Views: 2478

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

The only silver lining is that it shines a light on how badly UEFA has managed the game for 15 years now. The whole organization should be shuttered and replaced by something new. UEFA is somehow shocked that after decades of allowing clubs to become billionaire playthings that those billionaires w...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 48
Views: 4432

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

fr8mech, I have a couple of questions: 1. I assume there is a locking mechanism/you need a key to gain access from the outside? Otherwise anyone can gain access into a 744 parked on the tarmac? 2. Would you get a Door Open/Unsafe light in the cockpit if it is not properly secured? 3. It would be im...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 88
Views: 2478

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

I think FIFA and UEFA are overestimating their leverage. The World Cup and Champions League are only as popular as the teams playing. True, loosing the CL is no big deal to these teams if the super league starts. But loosing access to their national competitions is a significant threat. Also, the t...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 88
Views: 2478

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Acording to Dutch radio news several football associations have already gone into revolt. Claiming that any club participating in this scam won’t be allowed to play thrir respective leagues, and that their players won’t be invited to the national teams. If true, that would scuttle the super league....

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by FGITD
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 280
Views: 27150

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Are you trying to put me out of business? Look, I'm no Warren Buffet, but waiting for scrap metal to fall from the sky does not sound like a sustainable business model in the long term. Thinking too small! Use that scrap starship metal and start selling keychains made from it, planetags style. Sitt...

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by FGITD
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 280
Views: 27150

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

As I understand, the Lunar lander starship is more or less just a shuttle from lunar orbit to surface, and back. So just the one launch, fuel up, and TLI needed. It has no heat shield or air brakes. Begs the question of how many they’d even need. Program costs would definitely go down if they could ...

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by FGITD
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 280
Views: 27150

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Hearing that SpaceX has won the NASA Lunar Landing System contract, which is worth $2.9 billion USD: https://twitter.com/wapodavenport/status/1383110799086997505?s=19 Basically SpaceX had the lowest price and had adjusted their budget schedule to meet NASA budget, and thus was the only bidder that ...

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by FGITD
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 11935

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

Agree.... all of this has definitely contributed to Fly Over Country REALLY being Fly Over Country.... 20 or more years ago, everyone had a story about being stranded in these small secondary and tertiary cities. Nowadays, most have never even been to them... It’s something that’s noticeable if you...

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by FGITD
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 17143

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

While I don't necessarily disagree, this opens up a slippery slope. Where do you draw the line. What differentiates C19 from other activities that are very risky? For example I am into mountaineering, a hobby that is on the deadlier side, and a friend of mine does paragliding (one of the deadliest ...

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by FGITD
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 48
Views: 4432

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

Yes you can, on most widebodies.

Depending on container positioning though, it wouldn't be useful for really anything.

It looks nothing like the movies and is definitely a place you couldn't sneak down to.

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 8110

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

This. Neither is defensible, both should be held account, but lets not pretend they are equal in terms of how gross, disgusting or reprehensible they are. Gaetz is accused of harming kids, in the worst way possible. Not surprising, sadly, some in this thread are using the 'yeh but Cuomo' defense in...

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 8110

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

Cuomo-accused of sexual harassment, and overall being a creep Gaetz-paid women (let's be real, girls) to partake in drug fueled sex parties with known pedophiles. Yes, they are certainly the same. There were also plenty of calls for Cuomo to resign, even from within his own party. And lest we forget...

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened

Nothing like a website of aviation enthusiasts wishing every airline would just merge into one already giving you one choice to fly anywhere at a price you can never afford because there's a lack of choice and one simple color scheme to look at for the rest of time. Makes sense. Well, if these same...

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 8110

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

https://www.thedailybeast.com/matt-gaet ... n-tell-cnn

Time to resign and wait for the investigation to be made public.
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It would seem there are now women speaking out.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/matt-gaet ... n-tell-cnn

Time to resign and wait for the investigation to be made public.

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 119
Views: 4970

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

In regards to the training, sure the length and subjects are something they could be revamped. But I think there’s an overhaul required of a larger scale. Police Academies often have more in common with military training than anything else. Which makes sense, there’s life endangering risks, a firm h...

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your dream airline fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: Your dream airline fleet

Max Q wrote:
727’s

732’s

707’s

747 /200/ SP

L1011-500

Concorde


If this is your fleet, then I’m buying a fleet of my own. Mine however will be fuel trucks, and we’ll gladly serve wherever you fly.

Yours would be a phenomenal fleet, but my goodness would it be an expensive one!

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 286
Views: 16954

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I don’t get the viewer angle. Of course no one but a few sick folks will actively seek it out. But police body cams will show everything short of an actual shooting death on the 5pm news, no problem and yet people still want cops wearing them. The same arguments could be made. If you’re doing everyt...

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees
Replies: 22
Views: 2665

Re: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees

Where I work, most staff park at a garage owned and operated by our dear airport authority, and take employee shuttle buses. Fun catch to that is the garage is on the opposite side of a lift bridge that tanker ships pass under. More than a few delays have occurred because staff are stuck on the bus...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Drones Of Unknown Origin Swarm US Destroyers At Sea
Replies: 21
Views: 3730

Re: Drones Of Unknown Origin Swarm US Destroyers At Sea

Basically it's black world US technology probing white world US Military assets to see how they respond. They are developing their offensive tactics as well as helipng the white world US military develop their defenses should the technology be advanced by foreign adversaries. Keep mind the drone te...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4032

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

The good guy with the gun argument has to be one of the worst you can make. We don't live in the wild west anymore. And as the stats show, it's just such a minor outlier it's not even worth considering. It's just such a childish solution. Oh no, a man with a gun! You know what this situation could u...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees
Replies: 22
Views: 2665

Re: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees

Where I work, most staff park at a garage owned and operated by our dear airport authority, and take employee shuttle buses. Fun catch to that is the garage is on the opposite side of a lift bridge that tanker ships pass under. More than a few delays have occurred because staff are stuck on the bus ...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 286
Views: 16954

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

What is it used for?: Accident / Crash investigations. Who has access to the video?: The NTSB or equivalent body. Does the video erase like the CVR does after about 90 minutes?: Yes Will said video be used for disciplinary action against a crew outside of an accident?: No. Next? Exactly. It seems s...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 86
Views: 3796

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Had Floyd or Garner done what he suggested or the equivalent for the situation, they’d be alive today. Fight back and you’ll have a long day or night, I don’t care who you are. Disobeying the police comes with a death sentence nowadays? And why are white males still much safer when disobeying the c...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 286
Views: 16954

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I have to agree. Why is the cockpit deemed this bastion of pilot privacy, that we dare not video record? What are you guys doing up there that’s so secret? Provided it’s like a FDR and not accessible unless an investigation requires it, I can’t see an issue. Meanwhile working on the ground I can’t e...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 291
Views: 13422

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

What’s odd is that Floyd could have left before the police even arrived. He was already in his car when the store employees came out and accused him of using a fake $20. Not that you can blame him for staying, but if some shopkeeper is calling the police on me because he thinks I gave him a fake bi...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 291
Views: 13422

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

What’s odd is that Floyd could have left before the police even arrived. He was already in his car when the store employees came out and accused him of using a fake $20. Not that you can blame him for staying, but if some shopkeeper is calling the police on me because he thinks I gave him a fake bil...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 128
Views: 14185

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

It doesn't prohibit connecting flights. Read the thread. So if a flight is connecting to NYC, will they use a NB for the connection or have the 777W fly the route? The flights still exist, but they’re only available if you’re arriving or leaving CDG on a plane. JFK-CDG, then transfer to your connec...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 291
Views: 13422

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Not sure that you can hold them to the same standards. They do no have the same role as Joe Public. If a crime is being committed, Joe Public can walk away. That’s where I see the qualified immunity removal movement failing. You cannot hold police officers to the same standard as a civilian because...

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by FGITD
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline wide-body ULD types and management
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Airline wide-body ULD types and management

I see you ask about LD2. In my experience LD2 are not common. We use only LD3 in B767. We can fit enough LD3 to carry all the bags in the rear hold, and they are then able to be through shipped at the hub onto a B777 or B744. We normally only carry pallets in the B767 fwd hold. We sometimes carry f...

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by FGITD
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 17143

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

My colleagues and I were of the same opinion... I’m not going to open the door to an international flight, carrying pax from all over, each potentially carrying who knows what sort of illnesses...with no protection. It’s one thing if you work remotely or isolated, but you’re an absolute fool if you ...

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by FGITD
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline wide-body ULD types and management
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Airline wide-body ULD types and management

Jettainer is easier in that they provide the software for tracking and in most cases will manage inventory and that type of thing themselves. From my experience it depends on the contract, but being part of a collective can help when you run short on containers, as jettainer can “loan” some that are...

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by FGITD
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened

I am definitely happy that British Airways never took over KLM or Swiss. IMO, those two ended up in the best possible relationships. The Delta and AF-KLM takeover of Virgin Atlantic is one I'd have loved to see. At least pre-Covid, it seemed that Virgin was moving in this direction, with more integ...

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 266
Views: 21573

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

The Queen Mary certainly sees about 1.5 million paying visitors a year, which is about the same as the Seattle Space Needle and the observation deck of the Sears Tower. And yet somehow seemingly every company that touches Queen Mary ends up bankrupt. What does that tell you? Allow me to remind you ...

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 14868

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

This is just silly. People can walk and chew gum at the same time - especially educated people running companies such as these. There is no pandering to ‘get politicians off their back’ - I can tell you in my company and many others, senior directors and other leadership are the same men and women ...

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 280
Views: 27150

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Seems almost boring these days, but another successful F9 starlink launch in the books. Most interesting part for me was the landing. The drone ship camera cut out, but stage 1 kept rolling. Can’t remember the last time we got to see a complete landing from the stage 1 point of view.

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 14868

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Forgive me if I'm not convinced by all these right-wing posters who have suddenly always been against corporate power. The GOP only spent the last forty years helping big businesses grow as large, as undertaxed, and as underregulated as they could get away with. You don't get to complain when they ...

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2798

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

I think the article hits on an interesting point, about the "type" of noise complained about. Many years ago when I was but a 20-something long-haired rock and roll guitarist, our band played an outdoor gig in the town where we lived on Memorial Day afternoon to give the kids in the town ...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 22839

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

In an unrelated note to air service, I happened to drive by Logan the other day and work is progressing on the terminal E expansion, it's huge compared to the other terminals. Was not able to snap any photos. I keep meaning to post some from the ramp side. It’s a massive, very imposing structure. I...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2798

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

I think the article hits on an interesting point, about the "type" of noise complained about. Many years ago when I was but a 20-something long-haired rock and roll guitarist, our band played an outdoor gig in the town where we lived on Memorial Day afternoon to give the kids in the town ...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA "backdating" some 789s
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: UA "backdating" some 789s

I know next to nothing about United, but seat manufacturers were severely behind on premium seat deliveries in the years leading up to COVID-19. I recall Qatar Airways being very vocal about it, as well as being part of the reason why the new Qatar 787-9s have yet to enter service. Come to think of...

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by FGITD
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Boeing design the 707 to have a shorter landing gear than the DC-8?
Replies: 10
Views: 3371

Re: Why did Boeing design the 707 to have a shorter landing gear than the DC-8?

A Boeing old timer told me that they picked the height of the door sill above the ground on the 707 to match that of the DC-6. If I had to venture any guess, this explanation would make more sense than most. 707 was already a huge technological leap for airlines. So having it at a height that their...

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by FGITD
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 17696

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

I don't understand why some view it as inappropriate to put blame on the person most responsible for bringing everything down. Sure, there are other minor factors but someone has to light the match. That was the KLM captain in this case. Just like that cowboy USAF pilot that crashed the B-52 when p...

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by FGITD
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 14868

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

MLB in one day managed to outdo the dumbness of all the dumb things the NBA and NFL combined have ever done. That’s quite an accomplishment there The left has managed to politicize everything in this country, this is the result. They were so concerned about mis information, there has been so much o...

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by FGITD
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun
Replies: 40
Views: 9012

Re: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun

Interesting that this forum cries foul of gender reveal parties, but then is aghast when an airline retires an aircraft type and doesn’t have a massive nostalgia ridden 3 week send off celebration.

Speed. Altitude. Time.

Need at least 2 of them. Somehow this pilot lee seemingly all 3 slip

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by FGITD
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 8110

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

His behavior since the story broke has been fascinating. He told Tucker Carlson the girl did not exist, then also alleged that Carlson had met her. He also may have possibly compromised an FBI investigation into a DOJ official. Sure, there’s no definite proven source yet, but there’s certainly plen...

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 8110

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

His behavior since the story broke has been fascinating. He told Tucker Carlson the girl did not exist, then also alleged that Carlson had met her. He also may have possibly compromised an FBI investigation into a DOJ official. Sure, there’s no definite proven source yet, but there’s certainly plent...

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4125

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

Was the gentleman who was killed doing an UberEats run at the time of the carjacking? I believe he was in the middle of a delivery yes. Not that there’s any blame that can be put on the people ordering, but my goodness would I feel absolutely horrific if me being lazy and ordering food ended with m...

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