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
On longer flights, once we're about 30 seconds off the ground, then I very well might (not until then, in case there is an emergency evac). If I'm flying in J, they often hand out socks with anti-skid strips. Once we get the seatbelt sign back on and get told to put seatbacks up, then shoes are back...Jump to post
ELBOB wrote:Why did the Sonic Cruiser disappear into oblivion?
Good luck certifying one engine. There are in flight shut downs.
Reading the above, they need "a few more months" for age 6 years+. No one expects an infant and toddler vaccine until, at best, end of the year from what I've read (for any vaccine) They are currently doing dose-ranging studies in infants. They are trying doses starting at 3mcg and assess...Jump to post
Flights are specific arrangements with Viking Cruise Lines. Viking will be operating two different itineraries out of Valletta this summer and these flights are timed to operate with the cruise dates. Ahhh! :idea: I was just thinking than an A359 is an awful lot of airplane for such a route, but no...Jump to post
JoseSalazar wrote:Whether it is considered invasive or not is a matter of opinion. My last job required those as well, as well as anthrax, smallpox, and routine HIV testing. But in that job you generally give up a lot of choices and freedoms in those matters anyway.
Lol you are comparing a required level of sobriety at work to a medical choice? My work requires annual influenza immunization. They require proof of vaccination with measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella or evidence of antibody titers thereof. They require annual TB testing. This is ...Jump to post
zuckie13 wrote:It's a concept - but with no sign of any actual engineering done yet. Probably took a couple hours to render that images, another couple hours to make the website, and boom - you are ready to go fishing for dollars.
Two features will be especially excellent for aerodynamic efficiency: 1) Having the two trailing wings in the wake of the first. 2) Three times the wingtips. From a structural standpoint, all the extra reinforcement in the fueslage to hold up the fuel tanks in the overhead space will most certainly ...Jump to post
I believe only 1% of school going kids are not vaccinated. Many states now have stricter rules and cut down exceptions like medical and religious reasons. If parents don't want to vaccinate their kids home schooling may be the only option. In the US, public school vaccine mandates (and in some case...Jump to post
Open Rotor. Ever higher turbofan BPR's are going to come with ever diminishing returns until they hit the point where the cowl drag (and weight) is so massive that further gains of any significance in subsonic engine efficiency can only come from open rotor. Noise, safety, and speed. I don't see ho...Jump to post
This is the first large scale use of mRNA vaccine technology on humans, show me a few years worth of data, and I'll reconsider. This is a common misconception. By no means is this the first large-scale use of mRNA vaccines on humans. In fact, the first mRNA vaccine was introduced by Edward Jenner i...Jump to post
It's both illogical and impractical to vaccinate wild animals and pets. Both pets and livestock already receive multiple vaccines. In 2017, rinderpest, the bovine progenitor of measles, was eradicated from the world. It would make sense to vaccinate mink at the very least, and potentially zoo anima...Jump to post
Nicholas Wade only has an Arts degree in Natural Science, not any specific disease or virology training. I just want to point out that between Mr. Wade and myself, only one of us has ever done a plaque assay. Only one of us has manipulated a viral gene. Only one of us has loaded a gel. Only one of ...Jump to post
I just leave this here: https://nicholaswade.medium.com/origin-of-covid-following-the-clues-6f03564c038 That's a bunch of nonsense, and yes, I've read it. Mr. Wade has an axe to grind and clearly wants to assign blame to someone, so Peter Daszak is his target. The same Peter Daszak who has dedicate...Jump to post
IOC and Pfizer/BioNTech signed a deal (MoU) for vaccinating Games participants from National Olympic and Paralympic Committees around the world. https://olympics.com/ioc/news/ioc-welcomes-pfizer-and-biontech-s-donation-of-vaccines-to-teams-heading-for-the-olympic-and-paralympic-games-tokyo-2020 And...Jump to post
So those hesitant parents will allow their kids to be vaccinated or will it be mandatory for them to attend school? Until there are vaccines with full approval, and not just approved for emergency use, I don’t believe they can be made mandatory for students. . They can and have. Multiple universiti...Jump to post
I wasn't arguing about the benefit of vaccinating teenager nor implying there aren't some really bad cases of covid among them. I was just postulating that there might be a link between supply outstripping demand among the over 16 and the moment the FDA chose (or will chose) to allow the use of Pfi...Jump to post
How do you end up 7 months pregnant without noticing? My very first clinical case ever as a third year medical student was a 45yo lady who came into Labor and Delivery with her water broken and actively contracting. She had three prior children, aged 15, 17, and 20. She swore up and down that she h...Jump to post
While for a few 12 to 16 years old a covid infections will turn out badly, they are still at less risk then people older than them. I saw a 14yo last month who can't tolerate the taste of food and is losing weight after she had COVID, even though she was never very ill. But also, the vaccines in us...Jump to post
Doc , is it a dosing issue that they have to work out. or is there really any other unexpected issues that these MRNA vaccines might have? Dosing, side-effects, and efficacy. For example, they are currently doing studies down to age 6mo. It will not surprise me if they find that a lower dose is as ...Jump to post