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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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"?
Aesma wrote:So committing war crimes in foreign countries is defending US freedoms ?
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
"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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:IAG has 200 737MAX's on order. Of course, these being MAX's, when these are to be delivered is anyone's guess. Jump to postOn the contrary KLM operate 737’s which won’t fit well with IAG’s short haul fleet.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
[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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
He has already got children, so he does not qualify for a Darwin award.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
AA7295 wrote:So where do the central banks get the money from? Are you saying they are literally making it up?
AirWorthy99 wrote:I won't deny the Chinese should have been more transparant.We are currently dealing with a crisis caused by the lack of transparency and honesty of a communist dictatorship.
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...Jump to post
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; ⋅ ...Jump to post
DL717 wrote:You make it sound as though the crew are happy to be rid of the captain.This. Which is why he was removed from command. The fact that his crew cheered his removal speaks volumes.
No, these are rather common.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post