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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29640

Re: AF to order A220

So KLM signed an LoI for E2 and AFR would order A220. That's interesting. If this comes to pass, it will be a wasted opportunity. This should have been a single large order for A220s to be shared between AF and KL, which would have helped rationalize a portion of the short/medium haul fleet and wou...

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by petertenthije
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

Man, the deference to our betters in "public service" is frightening. It is almost like I was just air-dropped into an episode of "Yes, Minister." Several (UK) politicians are on record that Yes minister comes scarily close to what really happens behind closed doors. It's well k...

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by petertenthije
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump asked permission to bomb Iran
Replies: 17
Views: 1581

Re: Trump asked permission to bomb Iran

bennett123 wrote:
trpmb6

President Whitmore?.

From the movie independance day.

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2430

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

You really should change the misleading title to make clear that this is a parody. Does it really matter this is a parody? Half the threads covering US-politics on this forum are based on BS. That has been the case since at least Bill’s been in office. At least this thread is made in good fun, and ...

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by petertenthije
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 49
Views: 3609

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

In fact it looks decidedly similar to the F-35 and even more so like the MDD original concept for the JAST, the precursor to the JSF program, from the early 90s. The MDD proposal for, what would eventuelly morph into, the JSF was a joint proposal by MDD and BAe. It seems BAe re-used the basic desig...

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by petertenthije
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 66
Views: 4757

Re: BBC - "MH17 plane crash: Investigators 'expected to name four suspects'"

The four suspects are: ⋅  Igor Girkin (alias Strelkov or Pervi), Russian nationality. Former colonel at the Russian intelligence agency. He was the minister of defence at the Donetsk Republic. ⋅  Sergej Doebinski (alias Chmoeri), Russian nationality. Former Russian intelligence o...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 4332

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

You need an economics course. What do you think, the bank pats interest paid to those wealthy people out of thin air? No, they lend to entrepreneurs, inventors, farmers, small business who are willing to pay interest on bank-issued debt meet consumer demand. See Jean-Baptist’s Say’s Law, which grea...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 4332

Re: Educating Airliners.net

Given sluggish economic growth, and the fact that it took them about a decade to recover from 2008 crisis - I am not sure they fully understand everything. Meanwhile, the EC and IMF have advised the Netherlands and Germany to drop the budget surplus (NL: 1,5% of GDP, DE: 3% of GDP). So we are actua...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4777

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

Between the world wars there were plenty of types that where made specifically for airlines. Usually build in very small quantities. KLM alone must have a dozen or so types from Fokker, Koolhoven, Pander. I am sure the same will apply to the other main airlines from around that time. For the modern ...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 333
Views: 21928

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Just curious. Has an US president lost an election while the US was in war? If not I bet we will see more false flags until 2020.... I think the US has only been at peace for like 20 years of its existance. So there is a fair chance that if a president lost reelection, that he would have presided o...

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by petertenthije
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10142

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Not really original. Looks like the Japanese Air Force 747s to me. What’s wrong with the current livery? It’s pretty iconic.

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by petertenthije
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 68
Views: 3106

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

Jon Stewart is a liberal shill ... The only take away possible from anything that he does is that whatever it is is designed to “get Trump” and the Republicans. Boy, aren't you a big tough guy. Look, there is no denying that Stewart is left of center on the US political spectrum. But he is not just...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun
Replies: 20
Views: 3918

Re: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun

you might be kidding yourself if you think its hard to get hold of a gun anywhere in the world That might be true, but why would an American buy a gun in Europe. They can be bought cheaply and without much effort in the USA. In NL they are not easy to obtain and definately not cheap. My money is on...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 608
Views: 208322

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Like all 787-10s, it was built at Charleston. It rolled out a few weeks ago but hasn't flown yet. There are few good spotting opportunities at Charleston so we often don't see pictures until pretty late in the process. There are a few photos on twitter of PH-BKA, the first 787-10. It even carries 1...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3731

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

Magog wrote:
That’s no longer true. Blue states are passing laws that allow for abortion right up until delivery for any reason whatsoever. The leadership of the Democrat party supports this.
You keep telling us you are a democrat, but you do not seem to know democrat positions all that well.

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by petertenthije
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people
Replies: 25
Views: 1527

Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

[quote="Magog"As a Democrat, I am constantly having to remind people that we are not all socialists. [/quote]To be fair, you constantly have to remind people you are a democrat as well. I wonder why that's the case...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 29
Views: 4887

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/367 ... e-toekomst
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According to the Telegraaf the TU wants to have a 3 metres large model flying in October, to coincide with KLM’s 100th birthday.

https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/367 ... e-toekomst

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by petertenthije
Thu May 30, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 300
Views: 69819

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread

Waterbomber2 wrote:
What is the purpose of this visit? A mini European tour ahead of PAS?
It is going to be repainted at Maastricht for the PAS.

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by petertenthije
Thu May 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show
Replies: 33
Views: 3220

Re: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show

I know a good new name: Empresa Boeing Regionales Aeronáutica. You could even make a nice shorthand with some international name recognition. ;-) Edited to add: Make some minor updates to the embraers, call them E3. Depending on the font used you could make a stylised B out of E3. Presto: B145, B170...

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by petertenthije
Thu May 30, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3127

Re: Best Airline Ads

The KLM swans. I can’t understand why KLM stopper using swans. A lot of people still associate swans with KLM even though KLM stopped using them almost 20 years ago.

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by petertenthije
Fri May 24, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?
Replies: 26
Views: 1847

Re: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?

How can we opine on the subject or even understand what you or this video is on about without actually speaking German? Noone is forcing you to reply. This is an international forum. There are plenty of people for whom German is their primary language. Plenty more still for whom German is a second/...

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by petertenthije
Sat May 18, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

You mean airwhiners.net, but that site died ages ago.

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by petertenthije
Mon May 06, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’
Replies: 29
Views: 1885

Re: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’

Where in the Bible does it say this... I can think of multiple examples of where it says to be inclusive and accepting of people of different races though Nehemiah 13:23-30 Nehemiah 13:3 Deuteronomy 7 This is from just a 2 minute google search, but I am sure more can be found if you wanted to. Keep...

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by petertenthije
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1337

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

I will be there in June and am scheduled to go on a tour of a city nobody mentioned. Of course, I didn't expect it to be since large parts of it were destroyed in 1944...Arnhem. In fact, that's why I'm going there; for the battlefield tour. Even my wife is fascinated with Market Garden. I took coll...

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1337

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

Utrecht is the most beautiful? Seriously? In my opinion Utrecht lost any claim they may have had after they opened Hoog Catherijne. I have not been to every town in the Netherlands, so I won't make any claim on which city is the prettiest. I think Den Bosch, Den Haag, Groningen, Leiden and Maastrich...

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by petertenthije
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2039

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

My bet? All this will be done automatically from the vehicle with the officer (or whatever the "employee" doing the job is called) just driving while a license plate reader logs the plate and captures the vehicle image and uploads it. The larger cities in NL already do this. You buy a par...

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by petertenthije
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2039

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

TSS wrote:
Hence my suggestion of a photo app to record the valve stem positions complete with time stamp.
What's wrong with simply taking a photo with a mobile phone? There are already time stamps on these photos. No need to waste money building an app for that.

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 113
Views: 13264

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

a portion of Notre Dame than no non-Paris visitor has ever seen - those people (maybe including you) are weeping over a a section you never knew about until today. But that’s me. Not you. I think you might not fully grasp the extent of the damage. It’s not just a bit of the attic where no tourists ...

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 113
Views: 13264

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

According to Dutch media the fire brigade mentioned that a “important part of the structure will be saved”.
Also, “many pieces of art and relics where secured”.
Unfortunately, one fire fighter was badly injured, but no further details.

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 154
Views: 13778

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

There is already a AWACS version of the CASA-295. And several regional jets and budiness jets have the Swedish Erieye mounted. So if there is a will, there’s a way. That said, the European nations would be mad to join Germany into a project like this. Germany has a long history of starting/joining ...

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 154
Views: 13778

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

France, Italy, and Spain all have their carriers already, so this will really be a Germany+Northern European carrier. I can see this as a conventional version of the CdG, with Rafale or Typhoon as the main fighter, future target will be the new common stealth fighter. There is no way that Europe ca...

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Virgin Mary Statue Decapitated in California
Replies: 38
Views: 3992

Re: Virgin Mary Statue Decapitated in California

https://mobile.twitter.com/search?q=Not ... yped_query
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In (admittedly borderline) related news, the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is on fire.

It’s way too early to look into the cause, but the cathedral is in scaffolding for maintenance.

https://mobile.twitter.com/search?q=Not ... yped_query

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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Virgin Mary Statue Decapitated in California
Replies: 38
Views: 3992

Re: Virgin Mary Statue Decapitated in California

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/us/l ... fires.html
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Just a decapitated Maria statue? That’s one for the amateurs.

The professionals burn down three churches in 10 days.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/us/l ... fires.html

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by petertenthije
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9 Dead at Twin Peaks Shooting. No One Convicted.
Replies: 25
Views: 1469

Re: 9 Dead at Twin Peaks Shooting. No One Convicted.

As carrying a gun is legal in the USA and using it in self defence is too and when you have no proof on who attacked whom, it just makes sense. That's just silly. That would mean that murder becomes defacto legal. Just claim self-defence and make sure no witnesses or cameras are around that could r...

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by petertenthije
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement
Replies: 70
Views: 16968

Re: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement

That’s one ugly livery.
I liked the Fokker’s livery more.

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by petertenthije
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories
Replies: 22
Views: 1141

Re: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories

True, it's BS, but it's more entertaining then US politics thread number ∞.

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by petertenthije
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories
Replies: 22
Views: 1141

Re: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories

Kiwirob wrote:
DVD aren’t very good at assassinations SpyHunter is living proof of this.
Maybe spyhunter is part of the DVD, on a deep cover plot to make the DVD look like morons.

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by petertenthije
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5653

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

No other politican, no other person, could have withstood what DJT has withstood for the last 2 years. And he is stronger now than when he started. The MSM and democratic party need a new strategy. To be fair, Bill had the Lewinsky investigation and Hill' had a few dozen Benghazi investigations... ...

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4477

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

This is the only incorrect way to use a cruise ship.

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorism in NL? Shots fired in tram.
Replies: 49
Views: 1990

Re: Terrorism in NL? Shots fired in tram.

What is is known is that they're looking for a Turkish guy. Not really a surprise as most people committing terror-related offenses in The Netherlands have a background from a Muslim country. You make it sound like terrorism is a daily occurance. The only three I can think of that could be consider...

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorism in NL? Shots fired in tram.
Replies: 49
Views: 1990

Terrorism in NL? Shots fired in tram.

Three people where shot in a tram in Utrecht. The shooter got away in red Renault Clio. The police have started a manhunt. The motive is not yet known, but terrorism is suspected. https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/3307250/politie-mogelijk-terroristisch-motief-in-utrecht https://www.bbc.com/news/world-...

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by petertenthije
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films
Replies: 44
Views: 2089

Re: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films

Jurassic Park, the original one, obviously
Airplane II the sequel, first one to mention this? Airliners.net is slipping.
Total recall, again, the original one did it best.

Does the 2012 version of Dredd count? It's a guilty pleasure but I like it.

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by petertenthije
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713855

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Quote from the FAA document at: https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/media/Emergency_Order.pdf "On March 13, 2019, the investigation of the ET302 crash developed new information from the wreckage concerning the aircraft's configuration just after takeoff that, taken together with the newly refined...

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713855

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://nos.nl/artikel/2275627-luchtvaa ... 7-max.html

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According to Dutch NOS news, the EU has just grounded the MAX.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2275627-luchtvaa ... 7-max.html

Edited to add link.

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8804

Re: Imperial System

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
But in order to be certain, I wrote "one hundred and eighty nine" into Google Translate; apparently the French translation is "189" :banghead:
Even Google can’t figure out French pronounced numbers.

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by petertenthije
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 71363

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

What's the DVD? Never heard of it - apart from that electronic device, of course, but I'm sure you don't mean that. If gou read through this thread, you will learn all you need about them. Long story short, Spyhunter asserts they are the remnants of the Nazi Gestapo. These guys have supposedly infi...

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by petertenthije
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16742

Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

The dutch government has declared their intention to increase their stock holding in the KL-AF group. They increased their holding to 12.68% and are increasing this to 14% to almost match the French government’s holding (14.3%). The dutch government just spend 680 million euro to get to 12.68%. It i...

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by petertenthije
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4454

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/02/2_Consumption_EN-Audi-etron-Tesla-Model-X-Jaguar-I-PACE-Range-Consumption-Test-nextmove-1-e1550776961985.jpg?quality=82&strip=all https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/02/3_Range_EN-Audi-etron-Tesla-Model-X-Jaguar-I-PACE-Range...

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by petertenthije
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4454

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Trump does not care about how his actions affect anyone, except for himself. If you want to make sure Trump does (not) do something, then go after him. Increase taxes on golf courses or something like that.

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by petertenthije
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11684

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

Yes incidents happen to all airlines including the US3, ME3, EU and other large carriers. The number of aircraft in their fleets combined are well into the thousands. Meanwhile Lion Air with their relatively small fleet seem to have more than their share! you can’t make a direct comparisson between...

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