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by DocLightning
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2466
Views: 167056

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

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 ...

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by DocLightning
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1581

Re: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?

lightsaber wrote:

I wonder if kids will lose their sense of taste.


So far much less than adults do.

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by DocLightning
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1581

Re: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?

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...

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by DocLightning
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 26
Views: 1749

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

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 ...

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by DocLightning
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprising aircraft served
Replies: 19
Views: 1319

Re: Surprising aircraft served

TheEuphorian wrote:
-SQ actually operated the Concorde on a lease from BA; didn't last long.


Wasn't it some kind of joint operation with the BA colors painted on the starboard side and SQ on the port?

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by DocLightning
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86709

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

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...

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by DocLightning
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2466
Views: 167056

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

c933103 wrote:
Sinivac and Sinopharm and such from China are attenuated virus vaccine


They are inactivated, not attenuated. Here is a NYT article covering the product.

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by DocLightning
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2466
Views: 167056

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

[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...

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by DocLightning
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 26
Views: 1749

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

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...

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by DocLightning
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2466
Views: 167056

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

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...

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by DocLightning
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 618
Views: 125390

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

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 ...

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by DocLightning
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 618
Views: 125390

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

JohanTally wrote:
Do you have a source for the EIS of 2025? All I have seen is certification in mid to late 2023.


No, it's my guess based on the ultimate results of the 787, 747-8, and MAX programs. The MAX was the only one that was on time and then...

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by DocLightning
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 618
Views: 125390

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

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...

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by DocLightning
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia
Replies: 33
Views: 9395

Re: AN-26 missed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia

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 ...

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by DocLightning
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 7660

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

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...

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2466
Views: 167056

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

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...

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by DocLightning
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightning Strike on 777
Replies: 17
Views: 3216

Re: Lightning Strike on 777

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...

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by DocLightning
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 7660

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

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...

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by DocLightning
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 7660

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

CitizenJustin wrote:

Should I just let this go and continue seeing her or start looking for a new doctor?


Not only do you need a new doctor, but you also should report her to the Board for failing to follow Standard of Care.

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2466
Views: 167056

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

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...

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by DocLightning
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Long Covid' news and discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2632

Re: 'Long Covid' news and discussion

Newark727 wrote:
I'm really curious what the biological difference between the long-haulers and the "typical" COVID-19 cases ends up being.


Well, that's the $20M question, isn't it? At this point, anyone who tells you that s/he knows is lying.

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4184

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

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 ...

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4184

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

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...

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by DocLightning
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4184

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

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...

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by DocLightning
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4184

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

dtw2hyd wrote:
That "was" the prevailing opinion, "science in this matter" actually differs.

If you can show me a juried, peer-reviewed article that demonstrates this, then yes.

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by DocLightning
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 51
Views: 6132

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

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...

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by DocLightning
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2466
Views: 167056

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

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...

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by DocLightning
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA #664 return on June 8
Replies: 7
Views: 3642

Re: AA #664 LAST NIGHT

UpNAWAy wrote:
Aircraft are diverted everyday.


Welcome to Airliners.net Discussion Forums. Any and all topics relevant to aviation are fair game here, including irregular operations such as a diversion.

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by DocLightning
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 21614

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

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...

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by DocLightning
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63944

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

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...

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by DocLightning
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350
Replies: 300
Views: 35996

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

seansasLCY wrote:
This guy loves to throw his toys out the pram. Wasn't one of his disputes before about carpet?


That's the rumor, but AFAIK it was never confirmed.

Either way, it would be nice if he would behave like a professional for once. I'm not holding my breath.

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by DocLightning
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters
Replies: 57
Views: 7073

Re: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters

I'm going to predict that the results will be very disappointing.

I'd love to be pleasantly surprised.

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"
Replies: 19
Views: 4768

Re: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"

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?

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 436
Views: 35365

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

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...

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 20
Views: 1399

Dash Cams

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...

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by DocLightning
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 10872

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

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. ...

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by DocLightning
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 29722

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

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...

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by DocLightning
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16559

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

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...

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by DocLightning
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 10872

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

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...

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by DocLightning
Sun May 30, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 17641

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

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...

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by DocLightning
Sun May 30, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 6712

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

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...

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by DocLightning
Thu May 27, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 33995

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

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.


How does this compare to the existing technology in the 787 wing?

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by DocLightning
Thu May 27, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 14096

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

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...

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by DocLightning
Thu May 27, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 14096

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

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 ...

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by DocLightning
Wed May 26, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2466
Views: 167056

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

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...

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by DocLightning
Wed May 26, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 29722

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

tommy1808 wrote:

and now they are descending into Minsk again.


Looks like they reached the “find out” part of the saying.

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by DocLightning
Mon May 24, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 149
Views: 10755

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

lugie wrote:
If you leave this area and move toward forced patriotism, you automatically get yourself on a slippery slope toward totalitarianism.


It's not a bug; it's a feature.

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by DocLightning
Mon May 24, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 39816

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

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 ...

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by DocLightning
Sat May 22, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 9935

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

Only took 25 years...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'll believe in SSTs when I fly a round trip in one.

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