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by FGITD
Wed Oct 05, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?
Replies: 78
Views: 3148

Re: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?

I did. The vast majority of the crowd were Brits. In the stadium I was surrounded by Brits in my section with only 1 other American close to me. Granted, a lot of Texans fans did travel to London for the game, but it wasn't enough to fill the stadium. I was in London for a few of the games (not to ...

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by FGITD
Mon Oct 03, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?
Replies: 78
Views: 3148

Re: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?

There’s also the ease of how the game can fit into everyday youth culture and life. Football is east, just get a ball, a few friends and some open space and you can have a game in the streets. It’s why some of the best football players have come from poor backgrounds in poor countries. For NFL you ...

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by FGITD
Sun Oct 02, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What will happen to NASA's SOFIA?
Replies: 10
Views: 1716

Re: What will happen to NASA's SOFIA?

News reports on the retirement state that NASA is looking for a "suitable permanent home" for SOFIA. It's been a popular platform, traveling around the world. There could be interest in Germany and New Zealand, apart from the US. I think it will be preserved somewhere. It made enough disc...

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by FGITD
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 688
Views: 129235

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

13ifs40 wrote:
hello all

Anyone out there have any idea why we have had some delta A350s fly in the last couple of days?


thanks


I believe they were diverts, seemingly from AMS-DTW.

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight reductions in freighters
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Weight reductions in freighters

I've seen this on the passenger 744 of a certain airline. They had no floor boards underneath the loading system in the aft cargo hold. So you had to watch your step as N757KW is saying. I vaguely recall having seen this in the forward hold of some passenger aircraft as well. That was the case on e...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 688
Views: 129235

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

More details and pictures of the shuttle bus service between Terminal A and E are at the end of the article. Interestingly the author claims the shuttle ride only takes 5 minutes. We have had quite a few qualified individuals on this forum over the years tell us the journey via shuttle bus would be...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG
Replies: 80
Views: 13521

Re: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG

Boarding from both sides creates issues because that’s where all the below wing work is happening, except usually fueling.

It’s just not worth the hassle for the minimal time it saves

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by FGITD
Tue Sep 20, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F
Replies: 109
Views: 17760

Re: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F

It will probably depend on what the pax-airlines want as a new Boeing aircraft. Unfortunately for FedEx the Cargo-market is just an afterthought. So FedEx will either have to swallow the larger wing span of the 787F or wait at leat another 15 years for the NMA-F (even with an EIS in 2030-2032), the...

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3675

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

This is a good one, direct from the site. “It should come as no surprise to know that the majority of stable nations in the world are constitutional monarchies simply because the system of authority and responsibility which they encompass, allows the people to have their say in all things but to do ...

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3675

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

https://www.monarchist.org.au/are_there_any_benefits_in_becoming_a_republic Are There Any Benefits in Becoming a Republic? Interesting read something I agree with That is a funny website, full of internal contradictions. There are no discernible benefits as we already have as good a system as is hu...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Queen's funeral: Heathrow cancels flights on Monday
Replies: 51
Views: 14446

Re: Queen's funeral: Heathrow cancels flights on Monday

mxaxai wrote:
hpff wrote:
It's overkill, but it is what it is

Well, it's certainly not every day that a Queen gets buried in London. More of a once-in-a-century event. I think LHR will manage.


Charles must really be in it for the long haul if it’s not anticipated that they’ll be burying him until 2100 at the earliest.

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5912

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

So government regulation is good, in that it forces people to use dealerships….but it’s an overstep if the same government regulates the dealerships so customers aren’t defrauded and ripped off? Is that correct?

I wouldn’t mind seeing a few more dealerships go out of business

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 245
Views: 30605

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

Booster B1058 hit a new milestone for SpaceX tonight, 14th successful launch and recovery of the same booster.

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by FGITD
Sat Sep 10, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"
Replies: 31
Views: 2084

Re: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"

Anyone who honestly thinks the election was 'stolen' needs to be committed.... Personally not a fan of Joe but he got the votes, move on as y'all told the crying Hillary voters. Okay, I will give you 2020 was a highly unusual election that used new channels in ways that likely changed the result. B...

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by FGITD
Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5912

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

Resort fees pay for cleaning, amenities. Airline change fees pay for changes… What’s being described in this thread is “we charged thousands for something and then just didn’t do it. Oh well, fight with your wallets!” AKA theft… I’d love to hear someone detail exactly why buying a car has to be like...

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by FGITD
Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about seating arrangements for disabled pax
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: Question about seating arrangements for disabled pax

From an operational standpoint does anyone have experience of how this is likely to be addressed? Surely an airline isn't going to sit an 8 year old ASD child with epilepsy on their own? If so we would have to refuse the flight. I've gotten into this a few times with my son (he's healthy and develo...

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by FGITD
Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5912

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

Here we go again with government over reach! Preventing theft and fraud isn't government overreach. Bait-and-switch is illegal for a reason. Advertising a falsely low price and then adding a bunch of surprise fees on at the end of the sale is deceptive advertising. Charging for useless or even not-...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 50260

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

I’d feel more confident investing in the Carreidas 160 over this thing.

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International flights arriving a day before
Replies: 9
Views: 1856

Re: International flights arriving a day before

Further to info posted, this is also why most airlines adhere to UTC time for internal purposes. Keeps things uniform. Was always fun explaining to new hires that tonight’s flight is actually on the schedule as tomorrows, and so on. But could be a bit challenging to understand, especially when conve...

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by FGITD
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft stored at Bruntingthorpe scrapped (RAF Tri-Stars, VC-10's, Super Guppy)
Replies: 51
Views: 11533

Re: Aircraft stored at Bruntingthorpe scrapped (RAF Tri-Stars, VC-10's, Super Guppy)

-sarcasm- I am already waiting for the news that the Heathrow Concorde needs to be scrapped to expand some parking lot or similar. No sarcasm required. BA were threatening to scrap the long term resident Trident 3, G-AWZK if it didn't get shifted, for similar reasons. I'd agree though that Concorde...

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's speech on MAGA
Replies: 68
Views: 4298

Re: Biden's speech on MAGA

we are once again at the “but why don’t the dems make peace, and try to reach across the aisle?” Phase. Yet when the president or majority leader has an R next to their name, the only words of advice are “elections have consequences, facts don’t care about your feelings, put up better candidates “ e...

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by FGITD
Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.
Replies: 169
Views: 23383

Re: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.

My business trips have gone from 2-3/year US (mostly to the West from the Baltimore area) and 0-1/year to Europe, to zero, and expect it to stay that way. The number of Zoom/Teams meetings with the same organizations has greatly increased, and the meetings are so much more productive because more p...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leaves passengers stranded in Bermuda for almost 24 hours
Replies: 60
Views: 6705

Re: AA Leaves passengers stranded in Bermuda for almost 24 hours

Ah the usual forum discussion on this topic. Someday we should compile a book “How to Handle IROPS, by a group of people who have never worked for an airline, let alone IROPS” Biggest failure is that it took AA that long to dispatch a 77w to pick them up. Airline I worked for was Usually capable of ...

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by FGITD
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 358
Views: 43383

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

They’ve been given the go with upper stage tanking.

I always feel for the crews in charge of those areas. You just know they tested and checked everything a hundred times over, only got there to be a slight problem in the run up to the big show.

At any rate…just a few hours away

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by FGITD
Thu Aug 25, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 412
Views: 101286

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Any chance BOS sees daily AF 77W service next summer along with KLM upgrading from the A333? BOS is most likely going to continue to be 359 and 789 for AF, 333 for KL. From what I recall working in Boston, it was a bit of an odd route for AF, fleet wise. Used to be a 310, 767, then 340, 330, 2x 744...

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by FGITD
Mon Aug 22, 2022 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party
Replies: 108
Views: 5981

Re: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party

What the world needs is more decent, God-fearing and proper leaders who know how to conduct themselves. Maybe some of those perfect men could volunteer. You know, the ones that cheat on their wives, limit personal freedoms, take huge bribes, and most importantly, vehemently oppose gay anything befor...

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by FGITD
Sat Aug 20, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: 40 years in airline service
Replies: 109
Views: 14309

Re: Boeing 767: 40 years in airline service

Always enjoyed the 767, though be it an airplane fu of slightly odd design choices.

Different size cargo doors, a narrower hold, etc. Always joked with coworkers that somehow despite there being hundreds out there, no two 767s were built the same

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by FGITD
Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbridge / Jet bridge failure
Replies: 23
Views: 2935

Re: Airbridge / Jet bridge failure

How do you turn the nose wheel with the plane at the gate. I guess with the tiller? You could. Or the pedals. But as FGITD says it would have to be done by the tug. The steering lockout pin would be inserted so that the steering is disabled, just like with any pushback. I see a problem though. The ...

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by FGITD
Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbridge / Jet bridge failure
Replies: 23
Views: 2935

Re: Airbridge / Jet bridge failure

You have to move the bridge off the aircraft first. No way you'd push back with it still in place. Too much risk of damage. you can move the airplane with the jetway disabled as long as you can safely close the main cabin door. you woud then have to turn the nose wheels in the direction of the jetw...

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by FGITD
Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheney defeated in Wyoming
Replies: 107
Views: 6568

Re: Cheney defeated in Wyoming

Doesn't Wyoming have one of the lowest minimum wages in the US and in insanely high level of poverty? Not trying to bash the State, would very much like to drive down one day, just trying to understand the demographics. Wyoming is one of those “small government” states that would go bankrupt within...

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by FGITD
Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft
Replies: 146
Views: 18824

Re: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft

Didn't several airlines have commitments to the Boeing 2707 before it was cancelled, and a few airlines had commitments to Concorde but then backed out? I won't get my hopes up until there's an Overture in AA colors. 26 airlines reserved delivery for 122 2707s. 18 airlines reserved delivery for abo...

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by FGITD
Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbridge / Jet bridge failure
Replies: 23
Views: 2935

Re: Airbridge / Jet bridge failure

You have to move the bridge off the aircraft first. No way you'd push back with it still in place. Too much risk of damage. If you can pull the canopy back, it’s possible though be it not a great option. I’ve done it a few times. As soon as you start the push you angle towards (pushing nose away) f...

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by FGITD
Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbridge / Jet bridge failure
Replies: 23
Views: 2935

Re: Airbridge / Jet bridge failure

Do you not tow or “pushback” regardless? Or do you move the bridge out of the way and make hard turn and taxi out? (Rare in the USA) You have to move the bridge off the aircraft first. No way you'd push back with it still in place. Too much risk of damage. If you can pull the canopy back, it’s poss...

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by FGITD
Tue Aug 16, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 658
Views: 46835

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I participated in a self-help psychology forum where the anti-social disorder section had to be shut down, the interactions were just too aggressive. Somewhat like how Trump interacts with the world. So I can well imagine your point would be valid. Years before you joined..there was a parody site c...

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by FGITD
Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 658
Views: 46835

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The list of seized documents by the FBI at MAL do not list Trump's passports. He was likely claiming they were 'seized' trying to play the political prosecution card again for support and $$$'s from his base supporters. I’m wondering if the passports would need to be listed, since they technically ...

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by FGITD
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-200ERs Keep Soldiering On
Replies: 122
Views: 26414

Re: 777-200ERs Keep Soldiering On

In plane terms, 20 years old isn’t really old at all. Delta and many others have planes that are 25 or 30+ years old. The 777 still has support (i.e. Parts are easy to come by). Really, it will come down to maintenance costs as the years go on. Like a car, if you keep it in good shape, they will la...

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by FGITD
Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-200ERs Keep Soldiering On
Replies: 122
Views: 26414

Re: 777-200ERs Keep Soldiering On

In plane terms, 20 years old isn’t really old at all. Delta and many others have planes that are 25 or 30+ years old. The 777 still has support (i.e. Parts are easy to come by). Really, it will come down to maintenance costs as the years go on. Like a car, if you keep it in good shape, they will la...

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by FGITD
Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 204
Views: 48165

Re: Air France planes' names

There are a lot of planes to name, so why not push some of the lesser known area up? Think of it as a minor form of tourism advertising. I’m sure there will eventually be 350s named after Paris, Versailles, etc. But what’s the rush? Would like to see some more of the western cities and towns though...

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by FGITD
Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 204
Views: 48165

Re: Air France planes' names

There are a lot of planes to name, so why not push some of the lesser known area up? Think of it as a minor form of tourism advertising. I’m sure there will eventually be 350s named after Paris, Versailles, etc. But what’s the rush? Would like to see some more of the western cities and towns though.

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by FGITD
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 412
Views: 101286

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

What is the long term replacement plan for the 777-200ER/777-300ER fleet? The A330's will be gone and most likely replaced the 787. Wondering what will happen to the 777. Perhaps an order for the 777X? The 772s are being replaced by the 350s. A lot of the 77w aren’t that old, so replacement isn’t r...

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by FGITD
Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 658
Views: 46835

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

What's crazy is that for some many former conservatives, now Trumplican's, the more wrong doing or illegal actions the politician or favored person (such and Trump or Jones or Carlson) preaches doing, the more they support them. It's so backward from how actual conservatives and Republicans have hi...

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by FGITD
Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 120
Views: 9139

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

I think Pelosi visited to make the explicit point that China cannot dictate recognition and interaction with Taiwan by other nations. And the need to do that is verified by the Chinese response to her visit. You could think of it as a freedom of navigation exercise, same as we conduct in the South ...

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by FGITD
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 688
Views: 129235

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Never going to happen. If there's one thing we learned from the Pandemic is that FedEx and cargo are just as important to Massport as passengers. And there is no such thing as "less valuable part of the airport". The most DL can hope for is access to AC's gates after AC moves to be with U...

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by FGITD
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14987

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Warships in international waters have always been describe as sovereign territory. unless there is an agreement beforehand then when the warship enter territorial waters then they are bound by the host nations laws Of course somebody would try to sidestep the major issue here and delve into esoteri...

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by FGITD
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14987

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Although to me, having the Chinese mainland as a no go zone during an actual conflict when your carriers have been sunk by assets launched from the mainland would be foolish. I’d have to agree to that point, I’m not sure what type of conflict this is where apparently China sinks a U.S. carrier and ...

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by FGITD
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another RCAF Snowbird Incident
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Re: Another RCAF Snowbird Incident

Time for the annual call to ground the Snowbirds or get them decent aircraft. Thankfully at least this time the pilot made it out safely.

Really would like to see them get new aircraft. They put on a great show as is, but new aircraft might improve that.

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by FGITD
Mon Aug 01, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 688
Views: 129235

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Given the road configuration between A and E, I wonder if it would be possible to just secure a bus and run it outside security? It could exit via a gate onto Hotel Drive and re-enter near what's now UPS. Surely there's some way they could secure the bus for a half mile trip? Sensors on the doors, ...

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by FGITD
Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 688
Views: 129235

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I know we’ve discussed in this thread the idea of a post-security corridor that runs on top of the current A to E corridor and goes thru central parking and stays sealed off.. I’m just thinking in Terminal A when you go down the escalators to the tunnel to the satellite; could there potentially be ...

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by FGITD
Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 412
Views: 101286

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Thank you, didn't know that. What is the reasoning behind this move then? Are they looking to attract passengers from New Jersey as well as those who are in and around Manhattan? Despite conventional wisdom, EWR and JFK are essentially different markets. Clearly there's overlap, but there are a lot...

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by FGITD
Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 3163

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

ACDC8 wrote:
Tell you what I'd do man.
Two chicks at the same time.

:rotfl:


I’d stay home and do nothing but watch Kung Fu with the occasional dip into the exams on channel 9

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