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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 38
Views: 1497

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

Not much yet compared to some of you.

Europe
the Netherlands (home)
Austria
Belgium
Czech Republic
England (spent 1 year living near London)
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Italy
Luxembourg
Russia
Spain
Switzerland

North America
USA (DC, MI, NJ, NY, VA)

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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 78
Views: 3275

Re: That Didn't Take Long

The odds are near zero. Name one mass shooting where someone was carrying a concealed weapon and it didn't stop the shooter in their tracks before law enforcement arrived. So everyone has to wear a gun to be safe? That is like asking everyone to take birth control in case they are raped. But people...

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by petertenthije
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 123
Views: 6678

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

This trial should have never taken place. Why do you think there should not have been a trial? How does that work in the USA? Who decides if a trial is warranted? From my (Dutch) point of view: an independant organisation investigates workplace accidents/deaths. They decide if the dead was an accid...

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by petertenthije
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 260
Views: 52231

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I am just trying to gauge how the Dutch people are viewing the increase in French State ownership. It's a very mixed affair. Prior to COVID it was simple. A lot of people thought it was profitable KL against basked-case AF, and that if KL was not supported then a lot of jobs and flights would be tr...

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by petertenthije
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.

A few weeks ago the Dutch and Belgian police managed to decrypt the SkyECC chat service. This chat service was popular among criminals, because it was believed to be well encrypted and secure. The service worked only on specially prepared phones that could be bought for 729€, and that only worked wi...

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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 293
Views: 13719

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

bigGAplane wrote:
4. The bill doesn’t specifically say that nobody can give water to anyone in line. The bill says you can’t give (...) drinks to someone waiting in line to vote.


Great job contradicting yourself in two consecutive sentences!

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by petertenthije
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4951

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

readytotaxi wrote:
It is frightening how much the EU is dependant on Russia.

You could turn that around: it’s frightening how much Russia is dependant on Europeans buying their gas.

But while the EU is (slowly) moving away from fossil fuels, the same can not be said for Russia.

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by petertenthije
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 705
Views: 140732

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

The issue is the GTF engines weigh 50% more than the CF34s so it's probably not feasible to come up with a scope compliant RJ using GTF that also doesn't get its butt kicked by non-scope-compliant aircraft using the same engines. This is why EMB is able to sell E1 (scope compliant with CF34) and E2...

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by petertenthije
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 705
Views: 140732

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

Mitsubishi is no aviation "newcomer" for sure. I wonder would a close company cooperation of Mitsubishi and Embraer make sense? Why would Embraer be interested in supporting a company that builds a (potential) direct competitor? If Embraer goes for Mitsubishi, then it will be to take out ...

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by petertenthije
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avanguardia superyacht
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Avanguardia superyacht

readytotaxi wrote:
And all that glass to keep clean :eek:

If you can afford a yacht like that, you can afford a window cleaner as well.
Not really a good looking design, but I've seen worse.

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by petertenthije
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7671

Re: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again

They could put in wind deflectors. Something similar was done at the Caland canal that leads into the port of Rotterdam. Tom Scott made a short video out this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkdwK_74eEs https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rozenburg/@51.8966176,4.2268433,141m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0...

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7671

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

They said she is now "partially afloat". I thought that has always been the situation (i.e. not sunk) Afloat = there is water below the ship Sunk = there is water above the ship Beached/stranded = there is no water below the ship, neither above the ship. The ship is resting on the bottom ...

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by petertenthije
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 293
Views: 13719

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

AirWorthy99 wrote:
they fled as political refugees a communist country and loved the freedoms this country afforded to them.

You’d think that someone with roots in a communist country would be more willing to defend and expand democracy for all, instead of putting up barriers.

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by petertenthije
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 13034

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

The background check system worked like it was supposed to. His family failed their son. Perhaps so, but medical bills are well known to put families into bankruptcy, thus ruining Iives. With that in mind it is perhaps understandable that people are not flagged for psych evaluation at the first sig...

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by petertenthije
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 54
Views: 2458

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

How hard can it be to put your sensitive notes in a little sleeve, so journalists can't make photos of your notes while walking to the car? Amateurs.

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by petertenthije
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 13034

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Notwithstanding mass shootings and suicide, U.S. death rates due to gun violence would be REMARKABLY lower if inner-city gang shootings were not included. By that logic, you shoukd also remove drug related shootings from the European statistics. I am pretty sure that will make the US figures compar...

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 13034

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

It sounds like the shooter was of Middle Eastern descent. It doesn't say whether he was a citizen, resident alien or foreign citizen. https://nypost.com/2021/03/23/police-identify-ahmad-alyssa-21-as-suspect-in-boulder-shooting/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwi...

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 113
Views: 30996

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

Revelation wrote:
I am no expert but I doubt RR has a spare 757 RB211 in stock.

Plenty of 757s stored in the desert which might be cannibalised.

Are the 747 and 767 RB211s interchangeable with those of the 757? Plenty of those in the desert as well.

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by petertenthije
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 1682

Re: Netflix

There are five theatre shows of Jochem Meyer on Dutch Netflix that are pretty good.

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by petertenthije
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 54
Views: 2458

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

I mean the last major polder was reclaimed from the 'sea' is over 50years ago, I mean let's go and reclaim some more. The derde maasvlakte gave quite a lot of land. All of it industrial though. Well, mostly industrial, a small beach was thrown in to keep the NIMBY's satisfied. ;) Also, in the Marke...

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by petertenthije
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 54
Views: 2458

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

Overwhelming victory = 35 seats out of 150 ah ah. You have to consider that 37 parties where running. It was never gonna be anything near 50%. Having nearly a quarter of the votes is a good result. At the moment it looks like the VVD got 35 seats, with the runner up D66 having 24 seats. A nearly 50...

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by petertenthije
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 54
Views: 2458

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

For me, a small benefit from the pandemic, I will be casting my vote in style: My local polling station was in a church. Nothing special. On the other side of town an art gallery was used. They had just changed their exhibition a few weeks ago. The new exhibition is called "For your eyes only&...

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by petertenthije
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: AB Airlines
Replies: 0
Views: 598

AB Airlines

Not sure if this is a bug, or if this is a data entry mistake, but I noticed several photos that mentioned AB Airlines (in brackets) behind airplanes that clearly are not related to AB Airlines. For instance:



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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 54
Views: 2458

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

I already voted today. My vote went to the party animals. Is that De Feestpartij that petertenthije referenced? I think he might mean the Partij voor de Dieren (EN: Party for the animals). They are a left leaning party that places the environment, including animal welfare, top of the agenda. In the...

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 54
Views: 2458

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

Question: How many questions are on a Dutch ballot? Is it just a single vote for your local representative? Strictly speaking there are 20 districts, but few people (and parties!) take this into consideration. In fact, had I not been looking up a copy of the ballot paper for you, I would not even h...

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 years Fokker bankcrupt
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Re: 25 years Fokker bankcrupt

Fokker went down because of hubris and arrogance. Their first mistake was developing two aircraft families at the same time. The F50 and the F100. They simply did not have the financial resources to do so. The government had to step in repeatedly to let Fokker go on. Then the merger came with DASA. ...

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 54
Views: 2458

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

Are you going to vote, Peter? And would you disclose which party earned your vote? I am going to vote, it will be on either D'66 or GroenLinks or a small chance on VOLT, have yet to decide. Yeah, though not sure yet for whom. Usually I try several kieswijzer , and then browse the key points of the ...

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 54
Views: 2458

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

That's a big ask: one million new homes by 2030! :shock: I think you'll need to start reclaiming some more land! Plenty of water left to fill in. Let's get Doggerland back! :) But it will most likely be achieved by getting rid of farming and building housing there. There's a LOT of farming done in ...

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"
Replies: 52
Views: 7640

Re: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"

I think it might have been a "frankenstein" plane made up out of several others. According to this photo the vertical stabilizer is from N198CA. This tail started life on TWA N734TW. However, the fuselage shows 4X-JYZ. This means the fuselage started as TWA N736TW. https://www.airliners.ne...

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by petertenthije
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cockpit photo looking back?
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Cockpit photo looking back?

https://bluemarble.ch/wordpress/2020/03 ... ead-panel/
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On most planes the rear cockpit holds the circuit breakers. If you do a google photo search for cockpit circuit breakers you can find some examples.

For instance:
https://bluemarble.ch/wordpress/2020/03 ... ead-panel/

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by petertenthije
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A natural replacement for the RAF's BAe-146 'Statesman' aircraft?
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: A natural replacement for the RAF's BAe-146 'Statesman' aircraft?

Aren't the sentinels supposed to be retired / scrapped? Maybe they can be converted back to VIP cabin?

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by petertenthije
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters
Replies: 64
Views: 2969

Re: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters

I wonder what happens if a Q-anon protestor where run over.

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by petertenthije
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA Super Guppy Replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 2455

Re: NASA Super Guppy Replacement?

zanl188 wrote:
IIRC, 747 type certificate restricts Dreamlifter to Boeing use only.
Considering NASA’s fleet of experimental airplanes, I am sure that something can be arranged should NASA have a serious interest in dreamlifters. If only by putting the dreamlifter on a NASA experimental ticket.

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by petertenthije
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban
Replies: 81
Views: 3872

Re: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban

emperortk wrote:
But show me in the Constitution where it says you have a right to point out the facts! :stirthepot:

That would be the first?

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by petertenthije
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban
Replies: 81
Views: 3872

Re: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban

Where in the constitution says that abortion is a right? If the rapist is protected against excessive, cruel and unusual punishment.. is it then not reasonable the victim be given the same rights? But I guess this opinion is invalid since it ain't spelled out in a document from that's over 200 year...

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by petertenthije
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban
Replies: 81
Views: 3872

Re: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban

Kiwirob wrote:
Who pays from all these women who now have to have an unwanted children's birth,

Don’t worry, the republicans have got this covered. They’ll pray for good fortune and health.

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 985
Views: 52740

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

They include more Capital PD officers, streamlining the ability to get backup if a major incident, posting of backup forces nearby, movable fencing, using officers on horses on the grounds, more money It took ‘m two months to come up with that? I could have told them that while the rioters were sti...

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by petertenthije
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Excel Macro Help
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Excel Macro Help

Could you post the macro code?
Another question, is everyone using the same version of excel, with the same language settings?

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 5919

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

ArchGuy1 wrote:
county judges in counties with hospitalizations above the critical 15 percent threshold will be allowed to used COVID-19 mitigation strategies, but can not fine or jail people violating mask mandates.

So how would the rules be enforced?

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by petertenthije
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 10909

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

bennett123 wrote:
I wonder how much further things would have needed to go before it ceased to be funny.

Not much. If you change the (R) behind a politician’s name to a (D), then that should be enough for those folks to go nuclear (or should that be nucular?).

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by petertenthije
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Callsign for RAF KC30/A330MRTT when Boris Johnson or Royal is on board?
Replies: 9
Views: 2133

Re: Callsign for RAF KC30/A330MRTT when Boris Johnson or Royal is on board?

Hair force one for boris.
Heir force one for royals
Hrh force one for liz

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by petertenthije
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weird planes
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

Re: Weird planes

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Or something like this? This atmospheric research plane also has some contraption on the wing with several nozzles.

BAe-146-300 G-LUXE
https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/c ... 0006-m.jpg

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by petertenthije
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weird planes
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

Re: Weird planes

Instead of nozzles, might they have been flap track fairings?

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by petertenthije
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Replies: 71
Views: 5173

Re: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

sebolino wrote:
FYI, in the US "liberal" means left wing, in Europe it means right wing. In both cases, it's used as an insult :-)

In most european countries the democrats would be center or just right if center, so the name makes sense. LOL

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by petertenthije
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 125
Views: 6245

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

NIKV69 wrote:
This post is insensitive and tone deaf, this isn't a right versus left thing. People are dead and he lied about it.


Interesting you started caring about that. You never cared when trump made similar and worse mistakes.
And THAT’s why stories like these inevitably turn political.

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by petertenthije
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 170
Views: 10636

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

I believe coal plants always have a steam reserve to be able to react to frequency fluctuations. I don't know how to compensate this. Spinning wheel, batteries and pumped storage comes to mind. But I believe even pumped storage takes several seconds to react. There was a proposal a few years ago, n...

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by petertenthije
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible successor for F-16 to be built?
Replies: 21
Views: 3485

Re: Possible successor for F-16 to be built?

Why not get more F-35s?
If that’s too expensive, get more F-35s without the stealth coating which should make it cheaper both to buy and in maintenance.
If that’s still too expensive, get new F-16s. It’s still very capable.

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by petertenthije
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4099

Re: User's rides

Well, I'm from the seventies. What's wrong with that? It's just quite rare for cars to still be in production, virtually unchanged, for that long. Usually only cars with specific niches will stay around this long. For instance the Land Rover Defender, the Mercedes G class or the UAZ Bukhanka. Usual...

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by petertenthije
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Replies: 71
Views: 5173

Re: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

I’m sure he’ll be missed by someone.

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