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by Lilienthal
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed

looks fun...

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by Lilienthal
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 10168

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Another young white guy who lost his mind after years of alt-right indoctrination by sites like Breitbart, 4chan and 8chan. Combined with easy access to firearms and a gun culture that caters to these insecure individuals. But of course the mere mentioning of this makes me an enemy to a sizable port...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 2657

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

Didn't know a.net has become a forum for wacko conspiracy theories now...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 83
Views: 6485

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

The perimeter is guarded by private contractors and they are less than impressive - unless this video is fake (it could be). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Nc9SWED00 Lol... looks like these two waited a lifetime for that moment. Like they spent their childhood as mall ninjas and are now finally ...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency
Replies: 10
Views: 3690

Re: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency

enilria wrote:
All EU airlines have to pay this environmental fee?


Iceland is not in the EU

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by Lilienthal
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 15126

Re: Antifa Violence

I would love to see some actual numbers on far left violence. By credible sources not a handful of self-proclaimed internet "journalists". The assumption that the non-existence of statistics that support the claims made in this thread is an indication of some kind of overarching media cons...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6092

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

I didn't find it horrible. Yeah, once you're past security there's not much to do and it's pretty run down, but I never waited more than 15 minutes on any of the flights for security If you fly legacy, it's still one of the best. Literally 20 meters from your taxi to your jet bridge. Fly low cost a...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 27670

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Dear Lord The bigger the version, the uglier it gets. I really hope it's a milestone in terms of efficiency because to the eyes, it hurts a lot! Nothing better for the Air "bus" definition Looks absolutely beautiful, has the same lines as a 757 On a.net, someone always takes the flame bai...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6092

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

So basically "Yeah... another route would be great for the city". Of course the mayor of said city would say that. Pretty much a non-story. Everything hinges on the completion of BER. Once it's open, more long haul routes will undoubtedly follow, especially through the growing LCLH market....

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by Lilienthal
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208402

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

The massive wings and nacelles have the oddest effect on the aircraft's appearance. It looks almost small. Until you start focusing on known reference points (the cockpit windows, the triple main bogey, nearby objects) and you realize that the thing is actually absolutely enormous. I have had the s...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 124973

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Someone83 wrote:
Still not confirmed?


Apparently at 15 CEST/ 9 Eastern

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by Lilienthal
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22167

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

I think it's pretty clear WW's statements about used A380s were posturing to get lower prices on 777x and once that worked we aren't hearing a thing more about used A380s from WW. He just mentioned "six more A380s would make sense" for BA in an interview with German Aerotelegraph: https:/...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11637

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424937

The video highlights what is pretty much an open secret in the aviation industry.
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That's basically a list of airlines that fell for the Skytrax scam. Ranked by total amount payed to Skytrax, in descending order...

Check out this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424937

The video highlights what is pretty much an open secret in the aviation industry.

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by Lilienthal
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 124973

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Anything else planned for today?

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by Lilienthal
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 47596

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Shifting gears ... when is the tentative opening as of now? October 2020. But that requires that the fire alarm system gets accepted by supervising agencies no later than end of July this year, so they can begin testing of the airport's safety systems. Another issue that popped up is that some of t...

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by Lilienthal
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 47596

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

LTU932 wrote:
... because of things such as fundamental design flaws (which came to be because of the initial cost cutting), union problems and the sheer incompetence by the authorities to supervise the projects.



Never heard of unions playing any role in the BER debacle... What do you mean?

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by Lilienthal
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10799

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

"I'm doing that for other presidents," Trump said, "not for me."



riiiiiiiiiight......

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by Lilienthal
Thu May 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9856

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

you broad statement on Ethiopians who rarely fly seems like a pretty colonial point of view as if to say "the savages were easily frightened as they believed the aircraft was indeed a magic steel bird dropped from the heavens" Lol.. nice try... Transportation in Ethiopia is mainly done on...

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by Lilienthal
Thu May 30, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9856

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Chances are these Ethiopian passengers fly very rarely, if ever. So a touch and go in bad weather can understandably be a stressful experience. So we might cut them some slack and not use their misfortune to boast about our own self-perceived toughness and bravery... oh wait... it‘s to late for that.

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by Lilienthal
Thu May 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9531

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Transportation of people and goods is just too important of an economic factor for extensive measures against air travel. What we might see in the future is a crackdown on very short air travel of about an hour of flight time or less, since trains can pretty much match the overall time needed to get...

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by Lilienthal
Wed May 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?

Looks a lot better for sure. I always wondered about the blue titles...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 42851

Re: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing

I wish there was a numbers breakdown in this, but I have a feeling that Garuda got a sweeeeeeeet deal to stay Why? - Brand new MAXs fall out of the sky - Garuda threatens to cancel their MAX order - The MAX fix is taking time, grounding expected to last until late August at least - Garuda agrees wi...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366264

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Looks a lot better in it's natural element. I'd get rid of the blue line above this swoop though...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366264

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It's ok... could be worse, I guess... But there's something off about it. The swoop doesn't harmonize with the bold and strong "UNITED" lettering. The globe is refined nicely but it seems kinda outdated to "cut" the tail off when it meets the fuselage. The swoop almost seems like...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 116
Views: 25980

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Here's todays "The Daily" podcast with an interview with one of the whistleblowers. Quite damning... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/podcasts/the-daily/boeing-dreamliner-charleston.html I'm surprised by some of the reactions here. With multiple sources reporting similar issues at CHS, i...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 121
Views: 19351

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Ridiculous...

This is where the struggle for equality gets ridiculed and perverted into pure virtue signaling. It is absolutely possible to become a more inclusive company while still keeping the iconic flying lady.

Utterly ridiculous...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 24377

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

They got an extra flight on the Jumbolino out of this, so I'd say overall it's a positive :lol: Although I believe WDL flies it in the high density 3-3 config.... I've been on D-AMGL last autumn when they were wet-leasing for Easy. Total shitbox.... The cabin looked like it was from the late 90s, m...

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by Lilienthal
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax suing NK for bumping her 15yo daughter without informing her
Replies: 47
Views: 3641

Re: Pax suing NK for bumping her 15yo daughter without informing her

Heinkel wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
1989worstyear wrote:
If she was a year older this wouldn't have happened (16 is an adult).


18 is an adult.


How can you call yourself an adult, when you are not allowed to drink a beer (not to mention liquor)?



Probably in a place where alcohol consumption is not used as a measurement for adulthood.

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by Lilienthal
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9438

Re: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s

Another order from another ambitious but unproven airline. Question marks all over the place until the frames are actually paid for and flying... Oh well, good luck to all!

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by Lilienthal
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order
Replies: 61
Views: 16324

Re: Apparent launch of A220-500 with launch customer

VirginFlyer wrote:
Hash tagging it with #ET302. Classy.

V/F


Disgusting.

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by Lilienthal
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 54441

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

The photo at this link (and in the press release) shows the 787-9 in Lufthansa, Austrian, and Swiss colors. To me, this would seem to mean that the 787 has been chosen as the group-wide airframe for that category. https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/1105808261100523523 https://pbs.twimg.com/me...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47117

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

325i wrote:
I would say it was out of respect to the souls onboard. Well done Boeing. 325i


sure... that's what their public relations people will say.

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by Lilienthal
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event
Replies: 20
Views: 2523

Re: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event

vhtje wrote:
Oh for heaven's sake. It's parody - as such, it is meant to amuse through exaggeration, whilst at the same time, make a point.



And what kind of "point" were they trying to make here?

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by Lilienthal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12676

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Tell me again how a wall, without any of the other things mentioned above, will work? The actual wall doesn't make much sense and even Trump knows that. It's just a symbol for his base. He runs on fear, paranoia and anger and he needs to build that thing as a calming lotion for his supporters if he...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 86
Views: 13177

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

I did read the article, and here are some of those instances; In one, sent in November 2012 as union reps organised a Christmas pub lunch, Captain O’Neal asked: ‘What food you want n****?’ So, is that designed primarily as an insult? Or is he asking a friend what food he would prefer at an event wh...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 86
Views: 13177

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

The first example may or may not be intended as an insult; it could be a friendly salute albeit using a word that is not PC. While the comparison by Speedbird was indeed ridiculously over the top, the issue at hand is clearly not a "friendly salute". Please read the article in the opening...

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by Lilienthal
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 86
Views: 13177

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

hypersensitivity Bingo. What basically happened: I'm going to go with this because it's great, until it fits my agenda about playing the race card. And poof. Another snowflake born. FYI, some of the biggest racists I know are not white people either. Some of them others are, but racism isn't only w...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136519

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/01/69068658 ... d-neeleman
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Very interesting Episode of NPR's "How i built this" Podcast with Neeleman:

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/01/69068658 ... d-neeleman

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by Lilienthal
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46838

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Slug71 wrote:

Dont really care what they say. That poll was mostly like bombarded with leftists. Regardless, Fox is also MSM. Part of the problem.




Go watch Info Wars. Alex is probably still saying what you want to hear...

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by Lilienthal
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW
Replies: 15
Views: 1848

Re: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW

Sorry to be so blunt, but that has to be one of the worst liveries i've ever seen...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 25309

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

eamondzhang wrote:
Here we go again, another A vs B thread.


Not really. After your comment, maybe...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 7679

Re: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018

http://www.lh-taufnamen.de



Not sure about that. It has the LH A350 D-AIXL marked down as the first A350 with the upgraded new colors but it was delivered with the old version a month ago. Still hasn't been corrected.
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TheSonntag wrote:
usually well informed site "Lufthansa Taufnamen" http://www.lh-taufnamen.de



Not sure about that. It has the LH A350 D-AIXL marked down as the first A350 with the upgraded new colors but it was delivered with the old version a month ago. Still hasn't been corrected.

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by Lilienthal
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 238
Views: 29835

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

How could someone, as the lead project member at a design firm, look at this abomination of a livery that their team came up with and not feel anything but pure embarrassment? Some half-asleep airline execs being talked into adopting it by some marketing smooth talker is one thing, but how can anyo...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 29995

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

How is that even supposed to work for Lion Air? They're pretty much an all Boeing airline with flight, cabin, ground and maintenance crews plus all the equipment trained, designed and optimized for 737 operations. The investments needed to shift all that to the A32Xneo, the only real alternative, mu...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure of German Air Force A340 could be sabotage
Replies: 7
Views: 3767

Re: Failure of German Air Force A340 could be sabotage

https://www.aero.de/news-30441/Merkel-m ... echen.html

"No indication for criminal activities" - Luftwaffe spokesperson
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https://www.aero.de/news-30441/Merkel-m ... echen.html

"No indication for criminal activities" - Luftwaffe spokesperson

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by Lilienthal
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4463

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Interesting that a day later and we still have no comments from the pilots? I'm intrigued what it was they were facing. German Aerotelegraph says the reasons for them being taken to a hospital were "stress symptoms", not physical injuries. Which is understandable when you just spent 120 m...

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by Lilienthal
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12261

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Few things are as weak and unmanly as men trying to spin this push for more gender equality and freedom into some kind of "social engineering" or an "attack on men". Seriously, the self-victimization is pathetic. Show us some real numbers about women being "less qualified&qu...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 49810

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

I think it's pretty much inevitable that a third major airplane manufacturer will emerge from China. They have the money, the people, the ambition, the demand. The only question is when and how long it will take them to get to the same level as Airbus and Boeing. What part Russia will take in it rem...

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