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by mke717spotter
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 12014

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Just the clarify, when the CDC lists the US vaccination statistics does % of total population fully vaccinated actually refer to the fraction of the ENTIRE population or just the age group that is eligible to receive the vaccine? God forbid they change the parameters of "fully vaccinated" ...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 12014

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

What is undermined? If you read the actual study it states that the vaccines help, even on top of better odds. But the rub is that there are some really uneducated folks out there that don't realize that to make it to this point, you have to have had the virus and survive it. 97+% of the deaths we ...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 12014

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/5.0057100 A study claim the effectiveness of masks like R95 (R95 are like N95 but also filter oily particles) or KN95 are less effective when acting as source control for aerosolized olive oil with 1 micron diameter than one would hope for from mask material, o...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: USBC Nationals: ATL-LAS-ATL (Very Long)
Replies: 5
Views: 3546

Re: USBC Nationals: ATL-LAS-ATL (Very Long)

Very interesting trip report. My most recent visit to Vegas was July 2020. That was my fourth time there and needless to say it just didn't have the same "buzz" due to COVID. Once you got outside the heart of The Strip it was pretty dead.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 12014

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Aaron747 wrote:
Hesitancy at that level would be expected in any locale where government has failed to provide proper counseling and info campaigning to a low science literacy population.

Its not like there's any shortage of those kinds of places in the world.

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by mke717spotter
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 12014

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

For the past three weeks I've been on the island of Grenada in the Caribbean. During this time I've gotten an interesting snapshot of the COVID situation here. Despite the AstraZeneca vaccine being available for quite sometime now, only about 15-20% of the population here is vaccinated. The Pfizer v...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Return to the Skies DL DTW-MKE-DTW
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Re: A Return to the Skies DL DTW-MKE-DTW

The situation looks to be better now but not too long ago the fares between DTW and MKE were astronomical (approaching $400 for a one-way IIRC). Its nice to see that mainline has returned to that route though, and even better that its with the 717 since pretty much everything else nowadays is 737/A3...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 12014

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Seminole country latest county to ask residents to limit 911 calls (for non-US, that is what we dial for emergency fire-police-paramedic). I don't know if this problem is widespread, but in Milwaukee where I work there's just always been WAY too many people who call 911 for stuff that is not even c...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 12014

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Weak is what people who don't care how employees are treated say. Have you ever worked to burnout? You just don't care. You cannot care. That is why everyone needed to be vaccinated. This is a unnecessary crisis. If you want to work the hours of the coronavirus ward at life or death stress day afte...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 12014

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

There are indications that the healthcare system is again approaching/reaching capacity in many parts of the US. Whereas sick patients may not be told to go back home, there may already be triage going on and transfers to other facilities. I know the media constantly bludgeons this issue, but this ...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 240
Views: 12014

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

"Breakthrough" cases of Covid-19 infection are very rare and many are asymptomatic. I see no reason why vaccinated folks can't go back to living their lives normally. If some people don't want to get vaccinated then that's on them. If those who are vaccinated want to continue to social dis...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5293

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

If you think that 8 over is "harsh" give it a try in a school zone! To repeat: this did not occur in a school zone, or a construction area, and the weather was not hazardous. I've pretty much never heard of anyone getting ticketed for going less than 10 MPH over the speed limit, so yes I ...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 2878

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

PSG. They're the only team that can really afford him. ManCity already spent too much on Grealish (crazy, in my opinion) and they're going after Kane. Not to mention that Pep and Messi weren't on good terms when the former was at Barcelona. It makes me wonder what would've happened if this situatio...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5293

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

On the ticket there should be a jurisdiction of the judge. You can go to the website of the jurisdiction and search for something for the traffic court. That website for the traffic court should explain your options and provide the fine schedule. The date on your citation is a “appear before or on ...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 2878

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

I'll believe it when I actually see him suit up for another team. How many times in recent years have they made it seem like he was done playing there? The same can be said about his relationship with the Argentina national team. One theory is that Barcelona are making this announcement in an attemp...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue announces SAT, PVR, MCI, MKE
Replies: 17
Views: 3009

Re: Jetblue announces SAT, PVR, MCI, MKE

jspams20 wrote:
From what I understand, all the 220 routings are going to be BOS-XXX-JFK-XXX-BOS. While the outbounds from BOS seem scheduled well, I am nervous to book the return given B6’s OTP.

Yes I also initially misread the BOS-MKE schedule but it makes sense now.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue announces SAT, PVR, MCI, MKE
Replies: 17
Views: 3009

Re: Jetblue announces SAT, PVR, MCI, MKE

MIflyer12 wrote:
JFK/BOS-MKE

The MKE flights are with the A220. As per the schedule, the flight from JFK arrives in MKE at 4:45 PM, but then MKE-JFK departs at 10:35 AM. Doesn't that seem like a long time for the plane to sit on the ground?

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5293

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

I appreciate the input from those of you in Europe but I think the norms/practices when it comes to do this are a little different over here. Anyways I'm back home now, did the 15 hour drive from New Orleans back to Wisconsin yesterday. Interestingly enough, when I was passing through Memphis the sp...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5293

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

What license plates are on your car? From what state? Yes, there are cops out here who will be more harsh to vehicles licensed to California. I'm from Wisconsin. I'm in the midst of a roadtrip out to San Diego and back so like I said this was my first time ever driving in Texas. In Wisconsin the hi...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5293

Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

This happened on I-10 in rural Texas somewhere between El Paso & San Antonio. I was going 88 and the speed limit was 80. It was during the day, the weather was clear, and there was no construction around. I did not do anything to piss the cop off, and in fact the total dialogue was very minimal....

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 508
Views: 66081

Re: Spirit launches MKE today and already announces new routes

pmanni1 wrote:
Should be interesting to see if MKE is a large enough market to support 3-4 carriers on the same route.

Sun Country's flights to LAS, RSW, and PHX are only twice weekly. G4 had a similar schedule at MKE and lasted only about a year.

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19158

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Thoroughly disappointing end to the tournament for Poland. Even after their disastrous performance in the first game, they simply needed to win today against a team that really had nothing to play for. Instead they didn't seem ready to play at all. Give up a goal in the second minute and then Lewand...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19158

Re: Euros 2020 thread

By virtue their win today England secured the top spot in the group and will also play their first knockout game in London, but now they're going to be matched up against the runner-up from Group F, likely to be France/Germany/Portugal. Personally I haven't found their performances too inspiring thu...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19158

Re: Euros 2020 thread

So far Finland has played away games at the opponents stadiums. Although Saint Petersburg isn't that far from the Finnish border! From what I understand it’s because no one wanted to host/the bids weren’t acceptable. Personally I hate it. There’s no real tournament vibe surrounding it (will be fun ...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19158

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Danish team manager says Eriksen suffered a myocardial infarct. Just to be clear myocardial infraction = heart attack where there is a blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle. Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest which is sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness. This u...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19158

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Obviously the medical staff should be praised for successfully reviving him, but it did seem like it took about 1.5-2 minutes before they started resuscitating him. I'm an EMT and just about anyone who's received training in basic life support knows that the first thing you do when someone's unresp...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19158

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Poland had a nice run to the quarterfinals at EURO 2016 but I don't know if they're going to be able to replicate that this time around. They made the curious move to fire the coach that had qualified them for the tournament, and in his place they brought in a Portuguese guy. I believe he's only the...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 104
Views: 14058

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

While NK has recently added MKE-LAX nonstop service, there would probably be enough demand for MKE-LAX nonstop service on a 2nd airline if demand were at pre-pandemic levels as the PDEW of MKE-LAX/BUR/LGB/SNA/ONT was 304 passengers/day in Q3 2019. Its not much but I noticed WN is adding MKE-LAX for...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 6118

Re: Osaka won't talk to press

Sometimes people get a little too full of themselves. This is one of those times. Last summer she was a media darling for her stance on racial justice. I’d be willing to bet she let that go to her head. Well if she says she's got some mental health problems going on then so be it. But you're right,...

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by mke717spotter
Sat May 29, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14097

Re: China and biological warfare story

Facebook will no longer ban posts that assert Covid-19 was man-made. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/26/facebook-ban-covid-man-made-491053 "Facebook will no longer take down posts claiming that Covid-19 was man-made or manufactured, a company spokesperson told POLITICO on Wednesday, a mov...

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by mke717spotter
Tue May 25, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 97
Views: 17622

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

The days of rear mounted engines are coming. Sad for us aviation enthusiasts! So many planes in the future will all look the same. Two wing mounted engines, we had so much variety not that long ago and even now. Oh how I wish Boeing would change their mind and start producing the 717 MAX. :cheeky:

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by mke717spotter
Thu May 20, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 41539

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

The issue most folks have with it is that it is an abrupt change, and one which is probably going to result in spikes in Covid in the pockets of areas where anti vaxers are, and it will result in spikes in children that can't be vaccinated. Wasn't the main goal to prevent the hospitals from being o...

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by mke717spotter
Thu May 20, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 41539

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Looks like the world gave up on CDC's leadership. Ironic that folks who in the past had hailed the CDC's guidelines as sacred and "following the science" are now refusing to go along with the new mask recommendations. https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/health/nurses-union-criticizes-new-cdc-m...

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by mke717spotter
Thu May 20, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 88
Views: 9851

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021

Boeing757100 wrote:
What time were you in the concourse? 5pm local time? Because if it was dead middle of the night, then I'd understand why the shops are closed.

I arrived around 7 PM and had a long layover. I wanted to get Popeyes in B but it was closed so I settled for Wendy's.

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by mke717spotter
Wed May 19, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 88
Views: 9851

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021

Only issue is there are hardly any restaurants open on C. This seems to be a problem throughout the whole airport. I had a late-evening connection last night and still saw a lot of places that were closed. As a result most of the places that were open had super long lines (McDonald's in E being a p...

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by mke717spotter
Sat May 15, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 12963

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

Yesterday while at work I was documenting the medical history of a woman that was being discharged from the hospital. I asked her if she had gotten her COVID vaccine yet and she no because the hospital only offered her the J&J and "that one will kill ya."

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by mke717spotter
Fri May 14, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 41539

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

dtw2hyd wrote:
CDC relaxed indoor mask guidelines for vaccinated Americans.

In the past few weeks a lot of the talking heads on cable news finally started to express frustration about the overcautious mask rules. I'm sure the CDC and the administration felt the heat being turned up.

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by mke717spotter
Thu May 06, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 12963

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

That depends on how much breeding ground you want the Virus to have to stumble on a mutation that the vaccines don´t protect against and start all over, lock down and all. Measles don´t mutate, at least not without becoming ineffective, the Corona virus does, and there are strains that make vaccine...

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by mke717spotter
Wed May 05, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 12963

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

Very sad to think the anti science crowd will stop us from returning to normal. They are taking the freedoms away of people who listen to science and experts. It seems like the narrative has shifted. Before, the focus was on staying home and wearing your mask, but now the shamers are turning their ...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 41539

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

If wearing a mask is really difficult(with or without vaccine) here are a few options. Lots of headlines the other day about the CDC announcing new outdoor mask guidance. I find that amusing because in my opinion I don't think the vast majority of vaccinated folks were waiting for the CDC's blessin...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country New Destinations 4/27
Replies: 32
Views: 5479

Re: Sun Country New Destinations 4/27

Ishrion wrote:
Milwaukee is RSW/CUN/LAS/PHX

Wow there's been quite an avalanche of new airlines arriving at MKE recently! This makes 3 in the past 2 months.

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by mke717spotter
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 104
Views: 14058

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

Hey, in this photo, what is the airline on the far right with the blue tail and white fuselage? https://imageshack.com/i/9eimg3483sj Its a good reminder of how much of a hodge podge the YX/F9 operation under Republic was back then. You had F9 planes flying YX routes and vice versa. Then F9 started ...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 104
Views: 14058

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

The south side of the D stem D27/D28/D29 are ground boarding gates (former Midwest Connect with parking spots for 6 RJ's if I recall correctly) and it's doubtful anybody would want to do ground boarding anymore, even for RJ's. In recognition that there very likely won't be a need for anywhere near ...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 88
Views: 9851

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021

I had a long layover at ATL last Wednesday evening and ended up doing quite a bit of walking around. At the southern end of Concourse F there were 2 BA and 1 VS aircraft (I had also previously seen another BA A350 take off). Interestingly, the monitors at the gate still displayed info about the airl...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 37099

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Wisconsin is the latest state to do away with its mask law. The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the Governor's statewide mask mandate stating he does not have the authority to unilaterally issue multiple emergency orders and extend the mandate for months.

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by mke717spotter
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 10165

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

Trump secretly getting the vaccine definitely isn't a good look and it doesn't make much sense either (as a side note I'm sort of surprised he got the vaccine so soon after recovering from the disease). Let's face it though, we always knew there was going to be a batch of people that would never go ...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 104
Views: 14058

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

Does anyone have any recent info about that plan to demolish Concourse E and build a new "international terminal" in its spot? Is that still moving ahead or did it get put on hold because of the pandemic?

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by mke717spotter
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted
Replies: 52
Views: 3065

Re: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted

Clearly there's more to it than masks rules and lockdowns because California and Florida have taken two drastically different approaches and yet their case numbers are on very similar trajectories. Amazing that so many here defend this anti-science, anti-expertise mindset when science and engineerin...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD people mover
Replies: 59
Views: 10750

Re: ORD people mover

What is the $64,000 question is what happens to the old surface lots and the old long-term parking station? I've read that most of the surface lots will be closed, or that the station will be torn down, or the lots will be reconfigured to move the cashbox. I was similarly wondering if there are the...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Is this worth appealing?
Replies: 1
Views: 2672

Is this worth appealing?

The first time I uploaded this image it was rejected for "soft" so I bumped up the sharpness from 75 to 100 and now apparently its oversharpened. It was also rejected for "vignetting" but I have no idea what that means or how to fix it. That wasn't listed as a rejection reason th...

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