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by tu204
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VERY close shave with BA at Skiathos airport
Replies: 16
Views: 5198

Re: VERY close shave with BA at Skiathos airport

Look where he touched down - right at the start of the runway (looks like before the piano keys), right where the reciprocal runway's runway and and stopway starts, not in the touchdown zone. So definately coming in low.

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by tu204
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 195
Views: 13105

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

it positions Zelenskiy as a sort of young, charismatic "anti-Putin" in the Eastern countries - a leader who can energize his people, furrow-out the lingering ingrown corruption, and offer a fresh face and fresh leadership. One more note about these elections - I could have gone to vote he...

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by tu204
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 195
Views: 13105

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Oooof... Not a fan of Yanukovitch, but perhaps the only positive thing he did was postponing signing the association agreement with the EU to have it studied further. Unlike how you quote it, it is not ao mutually beneficial as you make it out to be to Ukraine. It was a pretty one sided agreement t...

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by tu204
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 195
Views: 13105

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

. "The roots of the current conflict lie in autumn 2013 when the Ukrainian government was due to sign a deal supposed to open European Union markets for Ukrainian goods and put the country on a pathway to possible EU membership. That endangered Ukraine's ties with Russia, its closest neighbor ...

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by tu204
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 195
Views: 13105

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Anyhow, back on topic.

Dutchy, you care to explain why the regime in Kiev shouldn't talk to the seperatists and how they wanna regain control over their sovereignty if they decide not to talk?

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by tu204
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 195
Views: 13105

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

> The Putin regimen should stop supporting the separatist, that is key to solve it. Sate aggression should never be awarded. I see you put the blame 100% outside of the Putin regime. No surprise there. There are two keys to resolving the problem. One is Russia forces the seperatists to sit down wit...

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by tu204
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 195
Views: 13105

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Crimea doesn't qualify as a "Frozen Conflict", it's a done deal. Eastern Ukraine on the other hand...well, from what I see now the new president is not changing much for the time being. He hasn't even changed mowt of the guys at the helm, hopefully for the time being untill after the parl...

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by tu204
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Buran-Energia : The Soviet Space Shuttle 2.0 on a Moon Rocket
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: Buran-Energia : The Soviet Space Shuttle 2.0 on a Moon Rocket

I’ve seen a couple of videos claim Buran was originally going to have jet engines, however I’ve seen other sources state that the jet engines were only intended for the atmospheric test articles. Does anyone know which is correct? V/F I've heard the same in one documentary. It doesn't seem realisti...

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by tu204
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 195
Views: 13105

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Yeah that's not happening. In particular because due to the rampant nationalists running around in Ukraine things in Crimea would get ugly for the locals. Just look at the mess they are creating in their back yard. Take a look at how they are attacking supporters of Anatoliy Sharij, who's party is ...

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by tu204
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The deeper issues behind the Korea Japan trade spat
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: The deeper issues behind the Korea Japan trade spat

So problem here is that this issue was settled in 1965, Korea agreed that the issue is settled, used the money for infrastructure projects instead of compensation for the individuals involved. How is this Japan's problem? These people should sue the Korean government for the money. Japan paid and Ko...

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by tu204
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 195
Views: 13105

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

What exactly will it take to resolve the situation with Crimea belonging to Russia or Ukraine. Everybody is free to go back to Crimea, Crimea control handed back to Ukraine and after a few years of stabilization and after that a free and open referendum, without meddling from the Putin's regime. Th...

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by tu204
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 12401

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Now I am wondering how much information Turkey has on the workings of the F-35 and what exactly would stop them from handing it over to Russia as a slap in the face to the U.S. in retaliation.

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by tu204
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Syrian surface-air missile lands in Cyprus
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: Syrian surface-air missile lands in Cyprus

Armadillo1 wrote:
As i remember operator aimed airliner first because rangfinding on s-200 take some time, and he dont want to be late to hit target, and tu-154 just flew at same direction and elevation angle but 100+ km away


Wait, you are saying the operator purposely targeted the Tupolev?

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by tu204
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 37
Views: 10306

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

Company Policy may call out for that, without regard to whether the man is tied up or no. In that case, Company Policy has the force of law, so, no choice. And will the airline compensate the other passengers for costs and inconvenience resulting from such a policy? Of course not, air travel is ent...

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by tu204
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 37
Views: 10306

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

Agree with the judge for passing the losses of the company on the the guy that caused it. However sometimes I don't understand the reason some PIC's take the decision to divert due to an unruly passenger after he has been contained . The article does mention that U.S. service members did restrain th...

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by tu204
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1803

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

T18 wrote:
Hank Hill taught me propane is the far superior option.


There was that time where he did cheat on propane and appreciated the rich taste of cooking on charcoal though ;)

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by tu204
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4517

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

I see that tu204 conveniently omitted the Russian invasion of denuclearized Ukraine from his examples. Yeah, cause there was no invasion. What there was is support for the locals located in Eastern Ukraine that didn't appreciate the overthrow of the government that they supported, an illegal overth...

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by tu204
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4517

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

I see that tu204 conveniently omitted the Russian invasion of denuclearized Ukraine from his examples. Where do you see Russian invasion? Nobody has ever shown anyone any “invader” in Donbass. And Crimea - now there is an investigation in Ukraine as to why post-coup leadership hasn’t done anything ...

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by tu204
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4517

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

I see that tu204 conveniently omitted the Russian invasion of denuclearized Ukraine from his examples. Yeah, cause there was no invasion. What there was is support for the locals located in Eastern Ukraine that didn't appreciate the overthrow of the government that they supported, an illegal overth...

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by tu204
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4517

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Afterall the only insurance policy they have against getting invaded is a WMD program that in that scenario would be in their best interests to expedite. As recent history has shown (Yugoslvia, Libya, Iraq) the west will not attack anyone that can at least fight back to some extent (Iran, DPRK)... ...

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by tu204
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Syrian surface-air missile lands in Cyprus
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: Syrian surface-air missile lands in Cyprus

Nothing against you but I find the explanation of flight 1812 very unbelievable. The S-200 uses semi active radar homing and requires FMCW guidance for the seeker head. It doesn't reacquire a new target without that FMCW signal, especially after allegedly flying an additional 160 kms, and I actuall...

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by tu204
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7804

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Don't see anything wrong with a yearly military parade showing off cool toys. Especially in the states where you guys are pretty gung ho about your armed forces. However I do think that said toys should be atleast looking like they get some TLC... In a totalitarian state, with no outstanding virtue...

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by tu204
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4517

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

I don't get all the dudes on here smashing Trump about opening a dialogue with the DPRK and at least making an effort to tone down the situation on the Korean peninsula. I don't see how through dialogue the situation can escalate any further. However keeping up ignoring them, not engaging in dialogu...

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by tu204
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7804

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Don't see anything wrong with a yearly military parade showing off cool toys. Especially in the states where you guys are pretty gung ho about your armed forces. However I do think that said toys should be atleast looking like they get some TLC...

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by tu204
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss
Replies: 11
Views: 3733

Re: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss

Frequent GPS/civilian GLONASS jamming around Khmeimim Airbase in Latakia. Experienced it firsthand on my phone. don't know how "localised' it was. But as soon as there is any intel about the bad guys launching drones, jamming comes on.

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by tu204
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4722

Re: US Drone Shot Down

I doubt we will know for sure where it was shot down, but I'll take the US claims with a grain of salt as this wouldn't be the first time violating Iranian airspace with drones. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93U.S._RQ-170_incident I believe there were several events in the 2000's also w...

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by tu204
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing fees in special cases
Replies: 13
Views: 2000

Re: Landing fees in special cases

It depends on the airport. The fee structure varies, so no hard answer. I ran up a hideous bill once at Pointe Noir, Congo-lights, approach, landing, parking and couple of other things. Chateauroux charged me for a couple of touch and goes and a full stop while doing an article for Air and Cosmos. ...

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by tu204
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11089

Re: New Russian SST

You said it was ZERO. The burden of proof is on you. NO ... the burden is on you … you are challenging that it is ZERO in the last 35 years Given how closely launches are followed, I think it is safe to say that we would know if there had been fatalities. That said, there have been some launch fail...

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by tu204
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11089

Re: New Russian SST

How do we really know? prove otherwise then You said it was ZERO. The burden of proof is on you. I don't think anyone other than some nutjobs are arguing any lost cosmonauts along the way... Same like nobody is arguing (other than nutjubs) that people landed on the moon. It was the cold war and bot...

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by tu204
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11089

Re: New Russian SST

Tu-144 was faster, flew higher, was bigger, had some aerodynamic advantages over concorde, but very many more problems, such as the air intakes, large titanium sections generating static problems due to air friction, fuel burn with nk-144. tu-144 was going to be the next step, further them concorde...

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by tu204
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11089

Re: New Russian SST

To the above: Tu-144 was in some aspects aeronautically more advanced over concorde. Those aspects did not make up for a useful airplane. Concord was a more or less solid airliner within its role as a pioneer in this field. Tu-144 had some major design errors, more or less resulting from poor proje...

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by tu204
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11089

Re: New Russian SST

The main problem with SST's wasn't economics or reliability in my opinion, but ecological impact and the sonic boom throughout the whole flight where you are above Mach 1. This isn't adressed here . There's nothing to be addressed in regards to the sonic boom. It's all to do with an object travelin...

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by tu204
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11089

Re: New Russian SST

Considering the safety record of their last attempt, this just sounds like suicide with extra steps. What safety record? Nothing from with the Tu-144 safety wise. First crash at Le Bourge was due to trying to fly it like a fighter jet and the second was an APU fire due to a fuel leak in the APU com...

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by tu204
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11089

Re: New Russian SST

The main problem with SST's wasn't economics or reliability in my opinion, but ecological impact and the sonic boom throughout the whole flight where you are above Mach 1. This isn't adressed here. Plus the Tu-160 is optimised for being subsonic and making a Mach 2 dash to break through air defences.

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by tu204
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17516

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

In my personal opinion, yes. It is a good idea to look at the position of the controls during an emergency. There have been countless crashes where someone puts the throttles into a position by mistake and had the other pilot noticed this, the crash could have been avoided. The PNF was monitoring t...

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by tu204
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17516

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

I believe so. The other crewmember would have seen the fact that the moron in control was pulling back during their 3 minutes in freefall. Listen the the CVR. They have a Eureka moment falling through FL060 where the PF says "I've been pulling the entire time" or something like that and t...

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by tu204
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17516

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

Would that accident have happened with a yoke control? Not that I know it is better or worse, but I think that is a fair question to ask. And, what is the best and safest control system? The stall they got into would have happened with either control system. Whether the crew or the captain could ha...

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by tu204
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17516

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

Would that accident have happened with a yoke control? Not that I know it is better or worse, but I think that is a fair question to ask. And, what is the best and safest control system? I believe so. The other crewmember would have seen the fact that the moron in control was pulling back during th...

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by tu204
Mon May 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 12401

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Good lesson for anyone thinking about participating in a project with the US though. Pretty sure there wasn't anything in the F-35 contract about also being forced to buy any substandard equipment for inflated prices (Patriot). Turkey made a decision to buy a better product and for a better price (...

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by tu204
Mon May 27, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 12401

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Good lesson for anyone thinking about participating in a project with the US though. Pretty sure there wasn't anything in the F-35 contract about also being forced to buy any substandard equipment for inflated prices (Patriot). Turkey made a decision to buy a better product and for a better price (S...

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by tu204
Wed May 22, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139868

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

@namezero and Phosphorus: I totally agree that manual flying (as in Direct Law) should be practiced a hell of alot more often than during your refresher once every 6 months on FBW aircraft that when operated "Normally" have a load of protections and don't let you fly the plane. If that isn...

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by tu204
Wed May 22, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139868

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

I don't think they were unable to deploy, but more like not automatically deployed. Yes, you must select them manually. They will not deploy automatically upon touchdown in Direct Law. But perhaps that is something the crew forgot as well. I understand that, but do you know why it has been designed...

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by tu204
Tue May 21, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139868

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Just how much training did the pilots have in using direct law? I suspect the answer will be "not a lot" which is on Aeroflot however that will probably be swept under the carpet unless the pilots are lucky. Some pages before, I was quoting a rumor in Russian aviation circles -- that Aero...

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by tu204
Tue May 21, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139868

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

AV-Herald published an update per May 18 (highlighted in yellow) obviously based on data from the FDR: http://avherald.com/h?article=4c78f3e6&opt=0 In the last third of the report it is mentioned that "... the captain began to apply oscillating pitch inputs with increasing amplitude which ...

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by tu204
Tue May 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139868

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

What's the reasoning behind the spoilers being unable to deploy automatically in direct law? I don't think they were unable to deploy, but more like not automatically deployed. Yes, you must select them manually. They will not deploy automatically upon touchdown in Direct Law. But perhaps that is s...

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by tu204
Tue May 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA800 “zoom climb” on other crashes?
Replies: 7
Views: 2389

Re: TWA800 “zoom climb” on other crashes?

Keep in mind the explosion happened while the aircraft was climbing. Indeed, the last words on the CVR was the Flight Engineer saying that the climb power was set. All the other crashes you listed happened during cruise. Layman here: If a bigger front part of the fuselage breaks off neatly, wouldn'...

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by tu204
Mon May 20, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 30
Views: 2668

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Surprised? Yeah I agree that Russia is attempting to destabilise western governments. As they have been doing for the past couple decades towards Russia. What else do you guys expect? Then it is ok? And the west didn't, but what is the use of telling you that? Yes, in this case it is OK And the wes...

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by tu204
Mon May 20, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 30
Views: 2668

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Surprised?

Yeah I agree that Russia is attempting to destabilise western governments. As they have been doing for the past couple decades towards Russia. What else do you guys expect?

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by tu204
Sun May 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia to pay Greenpeace for damages they caused
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: Russia to pay Greenpeace for damages they caused

And who actually thinks Russia will pay this?

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by tu204
Tue May 14, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 12401

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Depends on how you look at it. Would also mean the US getting to play with the newest anti-aircraft system of their greatest and most aggressive adversary and rival. ;) I doubt that's happening if they don't get the F-35's. That isn't a very good selling point for the US. The US intelligence servic...

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