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Bummer, I convinced a few people to get vaccinated by the one and done promise. There is some work on using slowly-dissolving biopolymers to encapsulate vaccines so that the booster dose is built in to the prime dose. So you'd get a dose of a vaccine and half of that dose just sits there as little ...Jump to post
I wonder if kids will lose their sense of taste.
Because this virus has long haul symptoms, it only makes sense to have a global effort to eradicate it. That would be nice, but we haven't even eradicated Polio Types 1 and 3 yet. We've only ever managed to eradicate smallpox and bovine rinderpest. This virus is going to be a bigger challenge becau...Jump to post
Funny I remember seeing so many of them at LHR ...Iberia TAP Lufthansa Air France Turkish Airlines Libyan Arab Iraqi Airways Syrian Air Icelandair Pan Am TWA Tunis Air Air Algerie Royal Air Maroc JAT and even ones in Air Afrique and Air Malta colours (both leased) when i was a kid, considering the ...Jump to post
Transair has been grounded by FAA due to month long investigation that found Rhodes Aviation has serious maintenance deficiencies. https://twitter.com/petemuntean/status/1416060545921396740?s=19 Ruh-roh. OK, so what maintenance issue would cause both engines to flame out that has nothing to do with...Jump to post
[quote="lightsaber" No, that isn't endorsing an attenuated virus vaccine. However, as they are easier to produce, get everyone two jabs of those and then one jab of mRNA seems to be a great solution. [/quote] There are currently no attenuated vaccines in use for COVID-19. An attenuated vac...Jump to post
The 727 was the plane that looked like it was going fast when it wasn't even moving. Luke's landspeeder in "Star Wars" was very obviously inspired by the 727. When you sat in the rear, she was an ungodly noisy ride (and the lavs would leave your ears ringing), but if you were seated forwar...Jump to post
I want vaccines, but like an ex-smoker, I have strong opinions on mandates. It is my opinion that burnt out people, which the nurses are globally, will not think but react. I am curious to see the consequences (how well does the mandates work). Someone once opined to me that it's often class confli...Jump to post
The track record of Boeing over the last 15 years isn't brilliant but regarding the 777X, what can still go wrong at this stage? Well I don't know. I'd never in a million years have guessed at the MCAS issue with the MAX or the battery issue with the 787, but this is a mosty new aircraft with only ...Jump to post
JohanTally wrote:Do you have a source for the EIS of 2025? All I have seen is certification in mid to late 2023.
I'm starting to see a realistic path for this program to get canned against all odds. OK, we know that the demand for VLA has fallen off and that the recovery is going to be slow. While videoconferencing cannot replace all business travel, that's likely to have a lasting impact, too. With that happe...Jump to post
no survivors, says reuters.https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/plane-with-29-people-board-goes-missing-russias-far-east-tass-2021-07-06/ RIP Sadly, that’s not in the least bit surprising given the crash site image in the AVHerald link above. Agreed. It's really just a burn scar. An all-too-common ...Jump to post
I'm surprised that she had pro Trump stuff on her walls, but other than that, she seems like a number of doctors/health professionals that my dad visits. Best is how they say are not anti-vaxx and (likely get defensive if you say that they are) but are so skeptical of it, I don't know that's not an...Jump to post
As ever, I will remind people that comparing clinical efficacy trials between vaccines is comparing apples to oranges. So that's it? We can't ever compare two different treatments or vaccines? All of modern medical science is a lark? Forgive me if I beg to differ, and I think I'm qualified to do so...Jump to post
Here's how I think about it: Lightning, being electricity, is basically a huge blast of electrons. Now, the skin of a 777 is made of metal, and a feature of metals is that electrons can move quite freely within a volume of metal, which is why we use metallic cables to transmit electricity over thous...Jump to post
Out of curiosity, how does that usually go? Would one such report be enough to initiate a Board investigation, or would it normally come from a flurry of reports? She'd need to respond to the complaint, which is a PITA, and it would be on her record. A single report may or may not be enough to trig...Jump to post
Should I just let this go and continue seeing her or start looking for a new doctor?
England is at a level of 65% first dosed, 48% second dosed. That should be much higher save for the fall off in vaccination rates (which the government, no surprise, doesn't talk about). England's approach to vaccination in general often leaves me scratching my head. They don't vaccinate their kids...Jump to post
I made no such claims. I take it is confusion caused by a.net. My comment was strictly about aviation. If I have to guess reasons for current predicament, it is the way our health care systems work. Doctors push whatever big pharma puts out. Half of the population jump on it as soon as first TV ad ...Jump to post
There is no exact analogy so pardon me for giving an off-topic example You are correct. Your analogy is so far off as to be irrelevant. If we had an asteroid speeding at earth with six months' warning, the public would almost certainly not object to a quickly-designed launch system to deliver a nuc...Jump to post
Forcing people to take the vaccine is a crime imho. Nobody is being forced to do anything. They can make a choice. 1) Get the vaccine 2) Get a different job. Methodist is the hospital where everyone wants to work. Good culture. Good pay. Good resources for patient care. You don't have a fundamental...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:That "was" the prevailing opinion, "science in this matter" actually differs.
I'm a bit underwhelmed at a 20% decrease in fuel burn and emissions not to be seen for another 15 years. I suspect a conventional turbofan will be able to show us that kind of continued improvement over the same time period. I think that GE/Safran are going to need to do a lot better than that if th...Jump to post
I agree with suspension without pay, but not losing a license. You are seizing property without due process in that you take away years of their work. My medical license is not my property. It's a privilege that I have to work hard to maintain. In my opinion, there should be a look at how to struct...Jump to post
Northwest upgraded the interiors of the DC-9s to a similar type like the 717 and made a few other modifications also. The average passenger probably could not tell the difference between a Northwest DC-9 and a 717. It was impressive. If I blindfolded you and walked you into the cabin so that you ne...Jump to post
One thing I always like to consider is the actual tangible impact of an SST. OK, I want to go from my home in SFO to visit my friends in SYD (or go to a meeting). On a 777 or 787, that's about a 14 hour flight. Boom quotes 8:30 for LAX-SYD, which is still quite a long flight. Also, most US-AU flight...Jump to post
seansasLCY wrote:This guy loves to throw his toys out the pram. Wasn't one of his disputes before about carpet?
I'm going to predict that the results will be very disappointing.
I'd love to be pleasantly surprised.
Is it possible to "pre-motor" the engines as you prepare for pushback, or does motoring need to be done immediately before the start sequence?Jump to post
The reason is, all I hear is that vaccines are supposed to make the virus less virulent, and interrupt transmission. They are not designed to keep a carrier from infecting others. I keep seeing this repeated and it's wrong to the point where I think it's starting to become misinformation. It is tru...Jump to post
After a particularly hair-raising experience in traffic today, I realize that I would like a dash cam because, frankly, I doubt anyone would believe the way that some local drivers behave. Today, a lady just pulled out into a left turn right in front of me, blew a stop sign, and forced me to slam on...Jump to post
Is it likely that HiFly will be trialling these in pax operations My understanding is that if you are flying paying passengers, then the aircraft and everything on it must be fully certified within the jurisdiction within which it is flying. Otherwise, those are test pilots flying test passengers. ...Jump to post
Apparently, Mr. Lukashenko is getting a bit...desperate. Now, Belarusian citizens cannot leave Belarus outside of a very limited set of circumstances. Evidently, Mr. Lukashenko is facing a mass exodus of educated and skilled professionals and wants to force them to stay in Belarus. This same nationa...Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2vmfNgWUAg_i3A?format=jpg&name=900x900 Yeouch. Have we got to the point where we blame Boeing yet? *sarcasm No, but someone already asked if it was a W/O. So, in accordance with A.net SOP, I'd like to remark that it will buff right out. Ok, NOW we can try blaming Bo...Jump to post
These "feather" wingtips have been tried in the past. I think the idea is to optimally align each wing-like element with the local airflow at the wingtip to achieve an aerodynamically optimal solution. I'm not sure what the issues have been in the past but I can imagine that 1) manufacturi...Jump to post
Rumor is that flight attendants have been told that the return of alcohol service is suspended indefinitely due to the rise in passenger compliance issues. Just saw on Twitter that indeed, alcohol start has been pushed back. No date given for a start AA has also pushed back their resumption of alco...Jump to post
The likelihood that bat was going to be any kind of problem whatsoever are absolutely slim to none. In Africa, bats can be infected with ebolavirus and are not sick. A bat virus is responsible for the current pandemic. Bats play a major role in the transmission of rabies. In India in particular, ba...Jump to post
mjoelnir wrote:Airbus has been testing an electric wing on the A320. All hydraulics replace by electric or electro hydraulic actuators. It provides a significant weight reduction.
Is this true? That’s some wicked inflexibility and it’s the only country then that I’ve heard of doing that. Have you ever been to Russia? Have you ever dealt with a Russian bureaucrat? (hint, you will meet one at the border). Russian bureaucracy is world-renowned. Russian bureaucrats make the Vogo...Jump to post
Apparently only affecting MOW flights. The new routes via the baltics need new approval. LED flights are hence not affected... So this might not actually be diplomatic anything. I have to think that it would effect more flights if this was something coming from the level of the Kremlin. This might ...Jump to post
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/7ee9a2ab4e8921e8f9a47c3fa9236deb561b3416 Japan: Research discovered new antibody against novel coronavirus that would enhance/worsen the infection, aka ADE They also found that such antibody, which bind to the "NTD" part of virus spike protein, are especi...Jump to post
and now they are descending into Minsk again.
lugie wrote:If you leave this area and move toward forced patriotism, you automatically get yourself on a slippery slope toward totalitarianism.
He should do whichever he likes honestly. I think everybody is tired of just hearing him in general TC is not AAB. TC is an Englishman and usually quite reserved in his public comments. But even Mr. Clark has his limits and Boeing's repeated inability to produce aircraft on any reasonable schedule ...Jump to post