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by petertenthije
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova
Replies: 19
Views: 3735

Re: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova

While clearly based on the kamov, it does appear to be a bit different. The cockpit windows look quite different. Looking at the airframe in the background it might also be a tad wider, though that might just be an impression from the camera angle.

Always liked the ka-26 myself.

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by petertenthije
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City

20 foot seems a bit narrow for both a footpath and bicycle path.

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by petertenthije
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14314

Re: Revisiting MH370

1: I think the only 777 hull losses have been MH, which seems interesting; Had that been true it would have merely been a sad coincidence. But there were other 777 hull losses. Both prior and since the MH crashes. The first was British Airways BA38 which landed short at LHR. The second was Egyptair...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

If someone where to start a thread saying the MAX will fly tomorrow, I guarantee you that thread will get a lot of posts filled with repetitive dribble having nothing to do with the test flights. Most of it would be rehashing all the various statements about Boeing, MAX, MCAS, pilot skills, crashes...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

And now that we're a day away from MAX having its certification test flight, we're down to a couple posts a day, lol. I notice that an "accepted consensus" forms, posts drop away. Now that consensus is that Boeing and FAA dropped the ball, no one really cares much about how/when it flies ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

Conveyor belt take-off had 955 replies. Later a version was made for landings, but that only had 77 replies. Same as with the 9/11 threads, the number of posts were unprecendented back then, but by today's standards don't really stand out. As I explained earlier, there where a lot fewer people on th...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

snowglobe thread. :rotfl: Although when I tried looking for it, it seems to have disappeared? All I could find was this: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1313291 The thread, while legendary on a.net, it only has 147 replies. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1113829 The...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

If I had to guess, it would be the original 9/11 thread. I don’t think so, the number of folks at airliners was a lot smaller back then. My guess would be the 737 MAX grounding. Especially if you where to include the Ethiopian crash that was the final straw leading to the grounding. As for subjects...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

There was no Trump in earlier times. The forums would have been worse if there was. The threads raging against Clinton where quite epic as well. But back then i do believe there was more variety. Nowadays at least half the threads are about US politics, with several more de-railing towards US polit...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Congrats on your anniversary. Here's a reminder of times gone by.

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by petertenthije
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.
Replies: 74
Views: 2269

Re: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.

Dieuwer wrote:
People should simply start their own business if they don't like any of the current options available.
How about "JezusBook.com" or "PreacherChat.com"?

Farcebook.com?

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by petertenthije
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fokker 60 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: Fokker 60 questions

ELBOB wrote:
Whereas originally the 60 was to be a 'hub-raider' twin-turbofan variant, a stretched 50 fuselage with swept wing and T-tail.

I have never heard anything about this proposal. Have you got some more details? Maybe a drawing, model or mock-up?

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel
Replies: 28
Views: 1286

Re: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel

Aesma wrote:
So committing war crimes in foreign countries is defending US freedoms ?

Exporting US freedoms all around the world, one mass-shooting at a time! ;)

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fokker 60 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: Fokker 60 questions

I think the translation is a bit off. It's not another 60 that where under construction, it's a single F60 that was under construction when Fokker closed. If I recall correctly just a single fuselage, no wings, gear, electronics etc. I don't think Fokker got around to getting the F60 certified for c...

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by petertenthije
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 8724

Re: Trump vows to end violence now

You have to realize who comes here to promote the Russian-propaganda/divide-America line of argument... Knew someone will say this. However, look yourself - is it a Russian consul that delivers free food and coffee into Seattle's "autonomous area"? Or, perhaps, the Russia's U.N. envoy in ...

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by petertenthije
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5570

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

More and more organisations are banning the flag. Including the USMC. What does this mean for the Mississippi flag? It includes the confederate battle flag.

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by petertenthije
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15899

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I think by November the crime rates will be sky high because enough police officers will quit or be eliminated and the ones that stay will be too afraid to defend themselves and the public. If that happens and Trump is successful bringing in the military it will only help him. Almost 400 police off...

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by petertenthije
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ‘Adam 12’ fans here ?
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Any ‘Adam 12’ fans here ?

Brief description and some photos at this site: https://guardiansofangels.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/inside-an-adam-12-era-patrol-car/ “The ‘Hot-Sheet’ (the latest off of the teletype at the start of the shift) would slide behind the Plexiglas and was illuminated by two small bulbs from behind at nigh...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gen. Mattis Says POTUS is ‘Making a Mockery of the Constitution’
Replies: 75
Views: 3673

Re: Gen. Mattis Says POTUS is ‘Making a Mockery of the Constitution’

"Fight back" against what? Facts? He fires everyone who states facts. He sees it as disagreeing with him. He only wants "yes men" around him. He only hires the best people but when those "best people" do something not on his agenda, they are fired. If he is "fight...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 1839

Re: The D Day Invasion

Sicily was strategically flawed For the land war, the Sicily landings where far from ideal. But I would guess the capture of Sicily and southern Italy made the mediterranean a lot safer to merchant shipping. That must have been of vital importance for the UK. Also, the south of Italy was a soft tar...

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by petertenthije
Thu May 28, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3186

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

The 1st amendment only applies to the gpvernment giving you free speech. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc are not forced to provide a platform. They can easily ban Trump. Maybe Twitter should just threaten to do so, see if Trump still pushes through on his scheme. I would not be surprised that Trump...

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by petertenthije
Tue May 26, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats are concerned the "best economic data we’ve seen in the history of this country"
Replies: 24
Views: 1437

Re: Democrats are concerned the "best economic data we’ve seen in the history of this country"

I suppose it depends on which metrics you take. Somehow, Nikv and I found ourselves in agreement on something. It will probably be a few years, I hope not, but would not be surprised. Unless an effective AND cheap cure/vaccin is found. But record GROWTH does not equal record production. Large parts ...

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by petertenthije
Mon May 25, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants Guarantees GOP Convention Will Be Full Or Else...
Replies: 24
Views: 1200

Re: Trump Wants Guarantees GOP Convention Will Be Full Or Else...

If he wants the full at capacity, why not reserve a class room somewhere? 40odd people should be managable.

Better yet, hold the convention at a hospital’s COVID ward. Makes the logistics easier, and as a bonus Trump gets to brag about his best in the world compassion for COVID patients.

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by petertenthije
Sun May 24, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2133

Re: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

What has happened to the world that this kind of nonsense thinking is becoming mainstream so rapidly? This kind of nonsense is nothing new though. Totalitarian regimes have always gone to great to make their people believe whatever the ruling body want them to believe. Even going so far to start wa...

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by petertenthije
Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Arizona Shopping Complex
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Shooting at Arizona Shopping Complex

bennett123 wrote:
This is the first 'shooting' thread for a while.

Have the numbers dropped, or just not being reported?.

With so many people staying at home, there are fewer options for mass shootings?

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by petertenthije
Mon May 18, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Trump's re-election
Replies: 148
Views: 8362

Re: Consequences of Trump's re-election

What wars has Trump ended? Ending America's longest running war, that's quite an accomplishment most of you who hated America's wars would applaud. There's a difference between ending a war, and running away from it. Sure, the USA may no longer be involved, but the rule of law and western standards...

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by petertenthije
Thu May 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.
Replies: 46
Views: 2729

Re: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.

do you really think they release this info in error. I am thinking they did it on purpose. :checkmark: They do really try to distract people from Trump's failings, even if it means throwing the Saudis under the bus. Bush was a republican. So I can't see how Trump should gain from the release. He ga...

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by petertenthije
Wed May 06, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 24486

Re: BA, LH and KLM surviving crisis better than others?

What about The Netherlands, are there any quarantine requirements there? All large events have been banned (sports, concerts, festivals etc) Minimum distance of 1,5m Businesses that require physical contact are closed, except of course medical (barbers, massage, dance schools...) Schools are closed...

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by petertenthije
Mon May 04, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren Buffet cuts his loses
Replies: 27
Views: 2187

Re: Warren Buffet cuts his loses

We also need billionaires, Elon Musk being the best example. In "The constitution of liberty" Hayek argues that new technology is always extreme expensive. There have to be very rich people who can afford to not think economical. Again Tesla comes to mind. There are several more excellent...

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by petertenthije
Mon May 04, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP
Replies: 94
Views: 4782

Re: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP

How or when did the Chinese bring Spanish flu to America, Chinese immigration to the US was banned in 1882 by the Chinese Exclusion Act, it was renewed in 1892 with the Geary Act and made permanent in 1902. The ban wasn't lifted until the Magnuson Act of 1943. With no Chinese immigration to the US ...

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by petertenthije
Sun May 03, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 2834

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

I should by now start my second weekmof vacation of Cuba. But obviously that fell through.

To keep busy during my vacation I have started to replace the wallpaper. In addition to movies (may thr fourth be with you ;)) and games.

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by petertenthije
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP
Replies: 94
Views: 4782

Re: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP

Would China really retaliate by freezing US assets within China? If they go down that road they can kiss firms such as Apple, etc goodbye because no one in their right mind would ever set up a plant in China again. Be careful what you wish for. Companies don’t care about national borders. They care...

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23332

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Arion640 wrote:
On the contrary KLM operate 737’s which won’t fit well with IAG’s short haul fleet.
IAG has 200 737MAX's on order. Of course, these being MAX's, when these are to be delivered is anyone's guess. :)

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23332

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Would the EU allow Alitalia and Air Europe murging with AF-KLM into a skyteam Europe group of airlines. I think this would be the best scenario for competition. It would not be best for competition. A merger of AF/AZ/KL/AE would be bankrupt within a year with both AF and AZ being unwilling to bite ...

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23332

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

But why would IAG be a nice fit for them? Aren't LHR and AMS a bit too close to each other? With Brexit that might be less of an issue then it would have been a year ago. I am not really sure what would be the best course of action. On the one hand, AF is a basket case where across the company ther...

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by petertenthije
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6072

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

[quote="GDB"]I understand why many think that, however history suggests otherwise. In the mid to late 80's no one thought by the end of the decade the Berlin Wall would be down, the Warsaw Pact would be fragmenting and the USSR would not long after cease to exist.[/quote] I do not think yo...

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by petertenthije
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 39848

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

KLM/AF will get support from their governments. The Netherlands will provide 2 to 4 billion through a combination of loans and guarantees. France will provide 7 billion in loans and guarantees. Nationalization is not on the cards. There are a few conditions to the Dutch support. Including less night...

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19
Replies: 69
Views: 2381

Re: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19

Could countries breakaway from the WHO and form a separate entity? Seems like the l0ogical step to do if they are so pi$$ed off at the WHO. Why try to re-invent the wheel? Find out what went wrong, and make sure the current WHO does not make the same mistakes again. You don't just disband a departm...

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by petertenthije
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia
Replies: 30
Views: 1679

Re: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia

Besides, I fail to see how a government is financially obligated to return citizens who voluntarily chose to go and live in another country. I can see your point on that, but on the other hand... the expats do still have to pay US taxes (FATCA). I would say it is only fair that in case of emergency...

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by petertenthije
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22285

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

People attacking cell phone towers that provide 5G service. Yep, I'm so proud of my fellow Brits (I'm not aware this trend has happened anywhere else). :banghead: Just wait, they'll be the first idiots to buy 5G phones then complain they have no service. :sarcastic: we’ve got the same morons in the...

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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22285

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

You may have seen this elsewhere but as the face of Trumpian America, this takes some beating; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN3gAHQLEoM The Vatican has decided that a mass service this Easter is not a good idea. They are having an online service instead. You'd think that if it is good enough for...

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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22285

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

This is comparing apples to oranges. You don't have constitutional rights like we do in the US. You do realise that having rights is hardly unique to the USA? When compared to other (western) nations, the differences are mostly in the detail. With your second amendment being the most obvious differ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Is Lending All These Countries The Trillions & Billions of Dollars?
Replies: 24
Views: 1328

Re: Who Is Lending All These Countries The Trillions & Billions of Dollars?

AA7295 wrote:
So where do the central banks get the money from? Are you saying they are literally making it up?

Pretty much, yeah. If you ever wondered what causes inflation: here’s your answer.

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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?
Replies: 158
Views: 6751

Re: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?

AirWorthy99 wrote:
We are currently dealing with a crisis caused by the lack of transparency and honesty of a communist dictatorship.
I won't deny the Chinese should have been more transparant.

But where you not one of the guys that was of the opinion the captain of the TR should have kept quiet? Transparancy much?

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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam Schiphol's runway in the middle of nowhere
Replies: 55
Views: 17725

Re: Amsterdam Schiphol's runway in the middle of nowhere

That's not filing a fair complaint, that's bullying Schiphol and downright a sad abuse of the system. Further to your comment, this news report from 2017 said that 75% of all complaints are made by just 35 people. Most complaints are for the B747 (400 and 8) and the A380. The number of 747s will go...

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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 5998

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

There's no way we can stop it. Why are we messing with what we can't conquer? By that logic, we might as well: ⋅ Stop building dykes and dams, eventually there will be a bigger flood; ⋅ Stop making house earthquake proof, eventually there will be a bigger earthquake; ⋅ ...

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by petertenthije
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Navy fires captain who pleaded for help with COVID-19 on aircraft carrier
Replies: 86
Views: 2785

Re: Navy fires captain who pleaded for help with COVID-19 on aircraft carrier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxDkffIKzCs
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DL717 wrote:
This. Which is why he was removed from command. The fact that his crew cheered his removal speaks volumes.
You make it sound as though the crew are happy to be rid of the captain.

Does this look like a crew that is happy to see the captain walk the plank:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxDkffIKzCs

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by petertenthije
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 65934

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Well, it’s hit the Navy, particularly the USS Theodore Roosevelt (https://taskandpurpose.com/news/uss-theodore-roosevelt-coronavirus-isolation). You have to figure the whole ship has been exposed. That was to be expected. A lot of people packed closely together, if one is sick pretty soon a lot of ...

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