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by tu204
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Komsomulsk na Amur a defacto Closed City?
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Komsomulsk na Amur a defacto Closed City?

The only other major Russian City I can see without Regular Air Services is Smolensk (pop 330 000). But Smolensk is only 4 hours drive from Moscow and the area gets a lot of fog so it's less surprising they don't have Air Services. Smolensk is even closer to Minsk, and before COVID border restricti...

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by tu204
Fri May 28, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 13355

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

http://government.ru/en/news/42330/


Making absolutely no sense here...read this thread more thoroughly.
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TRC wrote:

Pure Russian political decisions against AF and OS!

Full declaration is here: http://government.ru/en/news/42330/


Making absolutely no sense here...read this thread more thoroughly.

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by tu204
Fri May 28, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Landing Gear
Replies: 41
Views: 4893

Re: Russian Aircraft and Very Tall Lander Gear

Why did so many Russian Aircraft have such tall landing gear? https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/6/2/6441267.jpg?v=v47f08f4a0c87 Could it be a leftover from the Tu-114 which needed those long legs due to the massive props? Nope. Photo is of a Tu-104, this was a few years before the Tu...

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by tu204
Fri May 28, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 13355

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

So, you're saying that, in the event of bad weather around Russia's borders, an airline has the choice between flying through that bad weather or scrapping the flight altogether? Nope. Because you file the flight plan as your original route, then enroute you start diverting due to weather, once tou...

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by tu204
Thu May 27, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 13355

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

As many have stated here, there is nothing but a formality. You apply for overflight/entrance/exit to the Russian Federation 72hours before you plan to enter. You file this to the Ministry of Transport (Rosaviatsiya), this request for and then the permission includes some flight information includi...

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by tu204
Thu May 27, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 13355

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

As many have stated here, there is nothing but a formality. You apply for overflight/entrance/exit to the Russian Federation 72hours (preferred, but 24hours minimum) before you plan to enter. You file this to the Ministry of Transport (Rosaviatsiya), this request for and then the permission includes...

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by tu204
Wed May 26, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26843

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

So how will Ukranians come to Russia now? Belavia was pretty happy with all the transit who will pick up that slack now?

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by tu204
Tue May 25, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?

Good morning everyone, I may be doing a ferry flight to Russia next month as a contract pilot. It's still in the planning process and I'm sure the company I will be working for will take care of this, but I was curious if Flight Crew Members (Pilots) need a visa to fly to Russia? . I'm a Canadian c...

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by tu204
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian bush plane under construction
Replies: 4
Views: 2699

Re: New Russian bush plane under construction

Hope it works out, but problem with Russia and new types in the light utility range is a high acquisition cost, especially when you have plenty of An-2's available for dirt cheap.

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by tu204
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 6416

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

The problem is that Minsk agreement(s) contain several items that are interpreted differently by Russia and Ukraine. One of the most obvious is that Russia insists on Ukraine talking directly to the separatists. Given that they are completely controlled by Russia there is the only reason why Russia...

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by tu204
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 6416

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

The problem is that Minsk agreement(s) contain several items that are interpreted differently by Russia and Ukraine. One of the most obvious is that Russia insists on Ukraine talking directly to the separatists. Given that they are completely controlled by Russia there is the only reason why Russia...

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by tu204
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 6416

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

The problem is that Minsk agreement(s) contain several items that are interpreted differently by Russia and Ukraine. One of the most obvious is that Russia insists on Ukraine talking directly to the separatists. Given that they are completely controlled by Russia there is the only reason why Russia...

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by tu204
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 3032

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

I have a simple rule for NIMBYs. If the Airport, Racetrack, Gun Range, Concert Venue, Stadium, School, Open Pit Mine, Etc was there before you built on the property you have zero right to complain ever, if you bought the dwelling and then learned about it complain about the folks who sold it with o...

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by tu204
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 3032

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

I find it amazing that cities go along with taking seriously (creating curfews, annoying noise abatement procedures) people that buy properties in developments near airports and then complain about noise*. What the hell did they expect?

*- exception is for new airports, these guys have an excuse.

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by tu204
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for (Russian speaking?) Mil-Mi-2 chopper experts
Replies: 5
Views: 2169

Re: Question for (Russian speaking?) Mil-Mi-2 chopper experts

notaxonrotax wrote:
Thanks gents!

Much appreciated!


No Tax On Rotax



Any more questions? Buddy is a Major in the RuAF on Mi-8/24's. Happy to help out.

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by tu204
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 6416

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

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. There's always energy hungry China. So what do Russians think of China. I know Putin and Xi are b...

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by tu204
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 6416

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

petertenthije wrote:
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.


There's always energy hungry China.

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by tu204
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for (Russian speaking?) Mil-Mi-2 chopper experts
Replies: 5
Views: 2169

Re: Question for (Russian speaking?) Mil-Mi-2 chopper experts

No problem. Just asked a helicopter pilot friend of mine. This isn't the serial number of the aircraft, this is the drawing number for this exact part. In this case this seems to be a "jack" (to lift the helicopter). Think of it as a hyperlink, 1960's style. You don't wanna waste all day l...

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by tu204
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 1863

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

And some people still ask why I immigrated from Canada...

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by tu204
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID Health Department Follow-Ups
Replies: 16
Views: 1048

Re: COVID Health Department Follow-Ups

Answer is simple, there's a cool phrase for it in Russian - "Изображение бурной деятельности". Translates to something like "do pointless actions but make it look like something is being done". After all with all the money being blown you gotta make it look like work is being don...

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by tu204
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let410 crash in South Sudan kills 10
Replies: 15
Views: 4450

Re: Let410 crash in South Sudan kills 10

I believe that the South Sudan CAA doesn't issue it's own CofA's or registrations. Thry recognise and allow operation of foreign registered aircraft and that's it. I've been to Juba several times, last in 2019. It really is an interesting collections of registrations, some clearly "not quite ri...

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by tu204
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former French President Sarkozy Sentenced to Prison
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Former French President Sarkozy Sentenced to Prison

What consequences? The guy has to spend a year in his what I assume is his not so crappy of a home.

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by tu204
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4503

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

Participating and reporting on a protest are two entirely different things, at least in the West. Not sure on the legality of this in Russia, police were ordering the illegal gathering to dispurse, whether you are a journalist or not may not matter in this case as a direct and lawful order may have...

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by tu204
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4503

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

This is the Putin way of finishing him off. In prison where nobody can save him. If they wanted him dead, he would be. Long ago. Sorry to disagree. This time, they wanted him dead, They failed, miserably. That's the risk when you try to show off. They could have had him shot 1000 times, but that wo...

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by tu204
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4503

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

Navalny jailed for 2,5 years for breaking parole conditions while in coma.... :banghead: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/02/europe/alexey-navalny-russia-court-hearing-intl/index.html This is the Putin way of finishing him off. In prison where nobody can save him. If they wanted him dead, he would b...

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by tu204
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4503

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

Navalny jailed for 2,5 years for breaking parole conditions while in coma.... :banghead: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/02/europe/alexey-navalny-russia-court-hearing-intl/index.html Nope. For breaking parole conditions the two months after he came out a coma and was touring around Germany, clearly...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4503

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

Finnish YLE (same like BBC) Moscow correspondent was hit by batons when he was reporting live about those protests. He was wearing a vest that identified him as a reporter. Sorry, link only in Finnish but watch the first clip. https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11752192 That is uncalled for, however when you...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4503

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

Finnish YLE (same like BBC) Moscow correspondent was hit by batons when he was reporting live about those protests. He was wearing a vest that identified him as a reporter. Sorry, link only in Finnish but watch the first clip. https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11752192 That is uncalled for, however when you...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4503

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

The USA has a violent coup attempt and only 1 person dies by a law enforcement officer's direct action, 100's face or have been arrested and even the leaders have the opportunity of a trial. In Russia, a potentially violent protest will likely mean 100's murdered by military forces and law enforcem...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4503

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

Should have taken a lesson from the Germans in dispursing protests by spraying them with water. Does wonders especially when it isn't too warm ;)

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by tu204
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?
Replies: 23
Views: 5822

Re: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?

Pretty sure IF they knew what the problem was they could have landed it safely.
In particular slower speeds to reduce the load on the jackscrew. Plus wouldn't extending flaps a bit create a nose-up tendency that would have partially lessened the nose-down attitude due to the trim being stuck?

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by tu204
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 545
Views: 158389

Re: Irkut MS-21 protype overran runway at Zhukovsky airport

Test is exactly about taking the risk, pushing it to the limit and finding where the limit is. It is not just about passing it. It's about knowing when and how it will fail. If you don't do it during test, it will fail in real life with passengers on it, in the exact same condition you deliberately...

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by tu204
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US no longer a member of Military Open Skies treaty
Replies: 60
Views: 9308

Re: US no longer a member of Military Open Skies treaty

We're benevolent compared to what China and/or Russia will be in 20 years, if they continue to throw their weight around. If Russia is as benign as so many in the EU claim, I guess there's no real reason for Open Skies, anyways. Russia isn’t going to be anything more in 20 years than they are today...

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by tu204
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US no longer a member of Military Open Skies treaty
Replies: 60
Views: 9308

Re: US no longer a member of Military Open Skies treaty

Russia pulled out too today: Russia leaves Open Skies treaty after US' withdrawal Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the U.S. withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty last year "significantly upended the balance of interests of signatory states,” adding that Moscow’s proposals to ...

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by tu204
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54871

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

China and Russia must be loving it. Maybe not loving to say per se. I just don't see the regular individuals making statements in defence of "peaceful protesters" like when shit happens in other countries. :roll: But importantly those people, even rioters, aren't beaten mercilessly, arres...

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by tu204
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54871

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

readytotaxi wrote:
China and Russia must be loving it.


Maybe not loving to say per se. I just don't see the regular individuals making statements in defence of "peaceful protesters" like when shit happens in other countries. :roll:

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by tu204
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2153

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

I've driven / ridden in 30+ countries and Russia (and partly Ukraine) was the most difficult by far. Make sure you have decent GPS maps. It's been some time since I've driven in eastern Europe and I would think that Google Maps is up to the job, but make sure the tablet / phone that you will be usi...

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by tu204
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?
Replies: 19
Views: 1895

Re: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?

Here's how you can set up parental security on the tablet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkCe3XD_kNU&feature=emb_logo You can also install an app for more indepth parental control. https://www.androidauthority.com/best-parental-control-apps-android-1133716/ Thank you for those links, those ar...

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by tu204
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Gulf War and Iraqi War CRAF flights?
Replies: 42
Views: 6447

Re: Gulf War and Iraqi War CRAF flights?

Okay, interesting question here as far as rules of engagement go. So if say Iraq had the capacity to engage these aircraft, would it be legal? It is an aircraft with a civilian paintjob, civil reg and probably flying with it's civilian callsign. But it is clearly an armed forces auxiliary vessel. S...

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by tu204
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2153

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

Russia-Ukraine border should be fine, but you cannot cross Russia-Belarus border by land/train, only by plane. Another important item to keep in mind is driving license – you'll need international one, not domestic (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Driving_Permit). Thanks for that in...

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by tu204
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?
Replies: 19
Views: 1895

Re: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?

Make sure time access is severely limited and abided by?
Unfortunately gave my now 10 year old son access to tablets at about 5 (makes parenting easier, eh?, now it's a pain to take it away, lock it out or not give access. He would easily just spend all day on it if able.

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by tu204
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Gulf War and Iraqi War CRAF flights?
Replies: 42
Views: 6447

Re: Gulf War and Iraqi War CRAF flights?

Okay, interesting question here as far as rules of engagement go. So if say Iraq had the capacity to engage these aircraft, would it be legal? It is an aircraft with a civilian paintjob, civil reg and probably flying with it's civilian callsign. But it is clearly an armed forces auxiliary vessel. Se...

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by tu204
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 3888

Re: Burger Wars!

Believe it or not, best ever burgers were at a little place in Khartoum called "Smokey Burger". Juicy and just plain tasty. Damn those burgers were good. Don't know if they are still open.

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by tu204
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rada Airlines takes second Il62
Replies: 44
Views: 8603

Re: Rada Airlines takes second Il62

Heard it on the radio coming into KZN I think on the 18th. Had some transponder issues.

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by tu204
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2153

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

100% you can get a second Canadian passport, easy and fast. Friend did it because of frequent travels to countries that require visas. You can get insurance for your bike right before/after you cross the border into the Russian Federation. Better idea would be to do it before, border patrol might as...

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by tu204
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Charged With Driving Car Through Protestors in New York City
Replies: 12
Views: 855

Re: Woman Charged With Driving Car Through Protestors in New York City

Claim self defense? Protestors were clearly showing aggression towards her and her property. Ask me, they were asking for it.

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by tu204
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sudan to Become a Secular State
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Sudan to Become a Secular State

They should start off by legalising alcohol. At least beer. Everything will go good from there...

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by tu204
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alrosa to retire last TU-154 on 28 Oct
Replies: 18
Views: 3309

Re: Alrosa tupolev tu 154 retirement date ?

...Air Koryo but only on routes within North Korea and not scheduled. How long that might last is another thing. One of their two Tu-154s — which btw are not Ms or even Bs, we’re talking Tu-154As that were retrofitted with the non-bendy wings to make Bs — had a D check last year, so, incredible tho...

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by tu204
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM flights turns around over Latvia while flying to SVO
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: KLM flights turns around over Latvia while flying to SVO

Let's see what Avherald writes in a few days.

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by tu204
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China, Russia and Cuba win spots on UN Human Rights Council
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

Re: China, Russia and Cuba win spots on UN Human Rights Council

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/geneva-unhrc-nations-vote-1.5760060 The report say 139 countries voted for China to join the Human Right Council. While Unitwd Nation could probably be deemed successful at the goal of not enabling another World War, why are we keep letting UN handle other aspects of i...

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