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by petertenthije
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 73
Views: 11422

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

Also, I think it didn't have carry on overhead bins, it just had simple 'hat rack' overheads. I remember saying 'what the bleep!' when I saw them 25 or so years ago. Are you sure you where on a F100? That sounds more like a F28, and an early one at that, because the F28s came with overhead bins as ...

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by petertenthije
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 73
Views: 11422

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

Well any F1xxNG would have so much overlap with the E2, that probably not what they're looking at. Looking forward to what will result from this corporation. My thought exactly. My guess, Fokker services will become a maintenance organisation and possibly a regional sales arm for Embraer. Probably ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey seeks 40 new F-16s; upgrade 80 older ones
Replies: 22
Views: 2352

Re: Turkey seeks 40 new F-16s; upgrade 80 older ones

It’s ridiculous that they were ever asked to become a member. They are the swore enemy of another NATO country Greece and are the source of tensions in Cyprus. While I understand your sentiment, the passage to the Black Sea is (apparantly) valuable enough to put up with an unreliable and destablizi...

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 1949

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

What is the problem with Texas these days. First they want to control woman's bodies and now they want to deny the Holocaust? Where does it say they want to deny the holocaust? It leaves the topic open for discussion. That's a bit semantic? They don't want to deny it, but they want to option to den...

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by petertenthije
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Camera Settings
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Camera Settings

Why not make the settings for Camera settings Standard. I'm not sure which part are you referring to, but I am guessing that you are talking about the EXIF showing option above the Watermark tab. From my personal opinion is that sometimes some people don't want to show the details of equipment of s...

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by petertenthije
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 1657

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I really liked Paloma (Ana de Armas), I could see her picking up where Felix Leitner left of. But 007.1 (Lashana Lynch) did not do much for me. I've seen the movie a few days ago, and already kind a forgot just what she did except for sabotaging Bond's car, constantly asking if she's still 007 and a...

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41653

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

StarAC17 wrote:
I know Lewis is pissed,

You just have to trust the team to know better as they got heaps of data they can go through.
Who knows, had Lewis continued with his original tires he might have ended up like Norris did in Russia.

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by petertenthije
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 368
Views: 88929

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

KL has historically always been a loyal customer of Boeing. Historically, KLM had always been a loyal Fokker customer, until Douglas came with something better. Historically, KLM had always been a loyal Douglas customer, until Boeing came with something better. Historically, KLM has always been a l...

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by petertenthije
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Kiwirob wrote:
Are there many luxury goods manufacturers in the US?

Various business jets come to mind, from small cessnas all the way up to Boeing’s.

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by petertenthije
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 53
Views: 2509

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

The correct style of pizza comes from Naples in Italy. Anything else is an abomination Yes, those Hawaiian and stuffed crust dishes should be held in contempt. Stick with fresh and good quality tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil, and you can't go wrong Unfortunately, I can go wrong with mozzarell...

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final days of wide-body trijets outside the Americas.
Replies: 22
Views: 6805

Re: Final days of wide-body trijets outside the Americas.

We have the Royal Netherlands Air Force McDonnell Douglas KDC-10 T-235. Now almost 45 years old; she first flew for the Dutch airline Martinair and would end up at the RNLAF in 1995. I'm not exactly sure when she will make her final flight for the RNLAF, but they have announced she will leave this ...

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41653

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Also it's not about the brand as I don't like most Merc cars (good taxis at best) whereas I'm a huge Ferrari fan (until they make a SUV...). Of course they make a SUV, it's a license to print money. Ferrari first announced their SUV, the Purosange, in 2018 with an expected launch date in 2021. That...

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41653

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Congrats to hamilton on his 100th.
Congrats on max for an epic comeback, with some luck weather wise.
Norris took a gamble and lost it all. What a pity.

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41653

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Trying to win a championship by kicking your rival out (the reason of VER his engine change IS the crash at Silverstone) and your team mate has to become a road block because your rival is starting at the back of the field and you be in 4th…. If Hamilton wins this championship, then it should come ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41653

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Bottas is again getting a new engine. Toto has said this was a strategic consideration, pretty much confirming the change was done so Bottas can be a road block for Verstappen. At the previous race, Monza, Bottas also got a new engine. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/bottas-russian-gp-grid-penalt...

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1173

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

Even apple is slowly switching to USB-C. My iPad for instance has USB-C. So the commission is a bit late to the game.

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2399

Re: Best multi-national program

The Italian/Brazilian AMX light attack / trainer is another candidate. A bit of an outsider, the Italian/Russian venture for a light attack jet. The cooperation broke apart, however, both countries continued with the same basic airframe giving us the M-346 and the Yak-130. Are the AMX and M346 very...

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by petertenthije
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2399

Re: Best multi-national program

The Italian/Brazilian AMX light attack / trainer is another candidate.

A bit of an outsider, the Italian/Russian venture for a light attack jet. The cooperation broke apart, however, both countries continued with the same basic airframe giving us the M-346 and the Yak-130.

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by petertenthije
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New AF-1 Paint Scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 1965

Re: New AF-1 Paint Scheme

How about having sponsors painted to the sides to help defray the costs. Bet the can get big dollars as that plane gets lots of press. bt I like that idea. Instead of painting “ United States of America” on the sides, you could write “ United States of America runs on Dunkin’”. Or “There are some t...

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by petertenthije
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 139
Views: 6805

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I am quite surprised by the callousness of those wishing for Brian Laudrie to kill himself or for him to be killed. Yes, all indications point to him having killed Gabby Petito. If and when proven, he deserves whatever comes his way. But at this point it has not been proven. There is still supposed ...

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by petertenthije
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 177
Views: 13755

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

Senators and the Pentagon want the illusion of a competition. But it's LM money that needs to be spent to create that illusion. How will senators and the pentagon induce LM to waste money that LM knows will not produce a win? Should not be hard. Gov: "How much will it cost you to bid" LM:...

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2399

Re: Best multi-national program

kitplane01 wrote:
I’m having a hard time thinking of any non-European successful joint programs. Can anyone think of any?

The ISS space station? Or the large hadron collider?

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 180
Views: 7264

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The basic problem is: Telling the Chinese you will let the know before you attack. That's the key issue here. But he did not tell China of an impending attack. He only said he would do so. But how can you be certain he would have done so? It’s not like senior officials in the Trump administration a...

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 180
Views: 7264

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I do not see the harm in Milley telling China there would be no attack.

Let’s for a second assume Trump had gone full mental, and ordered an attack on China. The very people now complaining would fall over themselves praising Milley, for having lulled China into a false sense of security!

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1378

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_8969
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Kiwirob wrote:
To be fair before 9/11 nobody had hijacked and flown aircraft into buildings before 9/11.

Attempts where made though, fortunately the French authorities where able to take out the highjackers of AF8969.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_8969

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41653

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

astuteman wrote:
A driver with an inflated sense of entitlement who thinks he's the only one who never needs to give way, but hides behind being "hard but fair" - until someone does it to him.

Are you talking about Lewis or Max, cause the description equally fits both.

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41653

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Virtual737 wrote:
marcelh wrote:
HAM did it again…..


The professionals I've heard so far have been either 50/50 or MV at fault. Now we wait to see what the stewards think.

Definitely a tough call. Either a racing incident, or 60/40 blame for max on dutch radio.

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by petertenthije
Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17390

Re: Texas abortion law

BTW, its not 'neonatal abortion' you cant abort a baby already born. Your country calls it "neonatal euthanasia" to me that's infanticide. And I am amazed to find the first person to support it here on these forums. Please try not to get too technical when it comes to medical terms in wha...

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by petertenthije
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17390

Re: Texas abortion law

If a couple has a child, and they see the newborn has some health defects only detected when it was born, and they decide to let the baby die of hunger, so it could die, and you know this, would you be OK with this? This is the MO in the Netherlands, which happens to be the country of the OP https:...

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by petertenthije
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41653

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

zkojq wrote:
I think that Lewis is learning just how good Max really is. No mistakes all weekend long.

I would like to think Louis already knew. Max is ahead of him even though he did not finish two races (Azerbaijian due to tires, Britain due to Mercedes) and nearly got bumped out of Hungary again by Mercedes.

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by petertenthije
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IR723
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: IR723

Interesting. It's carrying an awful lot of reserve fuel to be able to circle for that long and now divert as far as it already has. Where's it going? Italy? Northern Africa? EDIT: Descending into Milan by the looks. Yeah, super weird. I'm sure there is a story. Might it be a technical issue? With t...

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42975

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

More proof of the Taliban having “softened”. Afghani girls are still allowed to go to college or university, but only under the following conditions: ⋅ They must wear a nikab . This covers their entire face except for the eyes. ⋅ Woman and men have to be separated. When they do s...

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by petertenthije
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17390

Re: Texas abortion law

Question, on what basis would the SCOTUS rule on this law which has not yet been challenged at the state or federal level, I know there are exceptions which is what I am inquiring about, but the SCOTUS usually accepts cases that have already been challenged within the state then referred. So does t...

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big pax airlines, that operated Boeing but never Airbus and vice versa
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Big pax airlines, that operated Boeing but never Airbus and vice versa

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Transavia always operated Boeing, although Transavia France did wet-lease a few A320 from Air France at one time. Anyway, Transavia Netherlands never flew any Airbus.

Actually, Transavia operated an A300B2-1C: PH-TVL.
They also wet-leased an A310: LX-TXA.

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4886

Re: Universal Healthcare

It would make sense to have a private marketplace for those who cost the least in the system as long as they aren't bankrupted by a need that can blindsight anyone. Car accident, cancer, catastrophic injury etc. No, that would not make sense. The insurance companies would love your proposal though....

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42975

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Those people forget who was in charge when the US made an agreement with the Taliban. And reading that agreement it became clear the US was well aware the Taliban would take control of Afghanistan sooner or later… https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Agreement-For-Bringing-Peace-to-Afgh...

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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4886

Re: Universal Healthcare

Again, I ask, how is malpractice handled in a Universal Healthcare system? The first step is to simply talk to your health provider. Regardless whether that’s a nurse / doctor / dentist / pharmacist / etc. This can be escalated to the hospital’s or practise’s complaints department. By law they must...

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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4886

Re: Universal Healthcare

Why do so many Canadians and Europeans come to the US for treatment? Its expensive, I go to Mexico for dental because of the quality and price. Because the US has the best medical system a lot of money can buy. For those that do have a lot of money, it might be worthwhile to skip waiting lists and ...

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3647

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

11,5years / 2 to get the average (crude I know, but just to get an iidea). Based on that, we will see the electric car become dominant (50% plus cars) on Dutch roads in 2025 + 6,25 = 2031, not 2041. As much as I would welcome you to my beautiful city, I wouldn't apply just yet. :D 11,5 is already t...

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3647

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

The Rabobank begs to differ. They released a report a few months ago that by 2025, electricity will be competitive with fossil. That is of course for new cars, so it will take another five or ten years before a good portion of all cars is electric. 2025 + 11.5 years for the used car market to matur...

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3647

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

So much opinion about something that will be irrelevant in about 5 years! #EVs I think 5 years is a bit optimistic. Prices have not been brought down enough to make EVs available to all. The range, while certainly improving fast, is still lacking. Charging infrastructure is still insufficient. Not ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3647

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

So much opinion about something that will be irrelevant in about 5 years! #EVs I think 5 years is a bit optimistic. Prices have not been brought down enough to make EVs available to all. The range, while certainly improving fast, is still lacking. Charging infrastructure is still insufficient. Not ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3647

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

AirKevin wrote:
Back in 2015, my parents and I came across a fuel station that didn't have this, so we had to manually hold the nozzle down in order to fill it

You can wedge the fuel cap in the nozzle to keep it down. Assuming you don’t have an integrated fuel cap like some Fords do.

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by petertenthije
Sat Aug 28, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi
Replies: 25
Views: 1673

Re: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi

Are you speaking as if they're somehow unnecessary? In today’s age of instant global communication, I think it is a fair question to as if a embassy / listening post this big is quite necessary. Except when your target doesn't globalize its communication? Other then old fashioned paper mail and may...

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by petertenthije
Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi
Replies: 25
Views: 1673

Re: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi

c933103 wrote:
Mortyman wrote:
Another festung America ...

Are you speaking as if they're somehow unnecessary?

In today’s age of instant global communication, I think it is a fair question to as if a embassy / listening post this big is quite necessary.

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 234
Views: 44356

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

fcogafa wrote:
I think 'BA Baracus' would be excellent!

That ain’t getting on no plane, fool!

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188610

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

There is something sketchy with this. I don't think it's the 727 and is something else using that hex. There was a white 727 this morning. Can’t quite make out the tail logo, but might well have been Safe air. Take-off around timestamp 22:00 of below stream. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr4SLj8tFcI

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by petertenthije
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188610

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

The Netherlands has finished operations at Kabul. All soldiers and diplomats have returned home. It has not been announced if all Afghan people that worked for NL have been evacuated as well. Dutch source: check the 18:21 update. https://www.gelderlander.nl/dossier-crisis-afghanistan/live-nederlands...

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by petertenthije
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42975

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

We are sort of using technology to de-program tribal thinking. Have you seen the Republican -vs- Democrats threads here? It's just as tribal thinking as seen in Afghanistan, minus the bloodshed (usually). If anything, technology is being used to keep everyone seperate. There's a group for right win...

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13347

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

I would like to think that, at the very least, the communications encryption and jamming equipment was bulldozed! Those could do serious damage.

So who will take bets on where the loot will end up? China, Russia and Iran seem likely.

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