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by phugoid1982
Sat May 28, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Who Assaulted WN F/A gets up to 15 Months in Prison
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Passenger Who Assaulted WN F/A gets up to 15 Months in Prison

Ugh! Flying is a privilege, not a right. Don't like the, rules don't fly. I think it's a light sentence. 15 years would've been more appropriate. These degenerates need a lifetime ban from travelling period on any public form of transportation.

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by phugoid1982
Fri May 27, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is an Aircraft Perfectly Balanced 50/50?
Replies: 17
Views: 749

Re: Is an Aircraft Perfectly Balanced 50/50?

The CG will vary upon a loading as will the center of pressure but there is range of motion that must be maintained for stability. For longitudinal static stability the CG should be forward of the center of Lift. That way, if there is a pitch disturbance upwards, the resulting change in AOA and incr...

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by phugoid1982
Fri May 27, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are online crushes a sign you've been single too long
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Are online crushes a sign you've been single too long

A fan trying to get a date is a stalker waiting to happen. Oh God no!! The worst thing I do is maybe once every few months when she releases a video I comment on it. I think part of the reason she tends to respond more to my comments is I'm respectful and don't shamelessly hit on her like a lot of ...

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by phugoid1982
Thu May 26, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ray Liotta Passes Away, Aged 67
Replies: 14
Views: 648

Re: Ray Liotta Passes Away, Aged 67

Terrible loss. Great actor. Seemed like a nice guy. Loved him in "Goodfellas' and 'Hannibal' as the corrupt FBI guy. Purely, anecdotal, but evidenced by the fact that our life expectancy as Americans has gone down, it's staggering how young some people are dying these days.

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by phugoid1982
Thu May 26, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are online crushes a sign you've been single too long
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Are online crushes a sign you've been single too long

It's a sign that you spend too much time in cyberspace and not enough in the real world. Sorry, but that's it. No need to be sorry. I loathe social media. Deleted my Fb a long time ago. Never had anything more nor did i care for it. 'm a simple minded idiot. i grew up in a time where if you met som...

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by phugoid1982
Thu May 26, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are online crushes a sign you've been single too long
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Are online crushes a sign you've been single too long

This is perhaps a weird topic. i've been single for 1.5 years. My last gf ended up stalking me and throwing a brick through my window because we dated less than a month and she wanted to move in and get married. I'm almost 40 and literally not interested in the majority of the women I meet. The usua...

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by phugoid1982
Tue May 24, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12941

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

I'd love to say I'm shocked but I've become so desensitized from mass shootings as appalling as that sounds. Utterly tragic and disgusting. As others have said, "thoughts and prayers" is all the gun nuts will offer.

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by phugoid1982
Tue May 24, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian couple sue son for not giving them grandchildren
Replies: 14
Views: 1057

Re: Indian couple sue son for not giving them grandchildren

I honestly think people should be sued for having children, especially in overpopulated countries. I mean, there are almost 8 billion people on Earth. We really really don´t need more! :checkmark: Totally and 100% agree. Way too many people on this earth. All this green talk, there really is only 1...

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by phugoid1982
Mon May 23, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Terminals that you really thought were unique?
Replies: 29
Views: 1376

Re: Airport Terminals that you really thought were unique?

Funny enough, both of mine are designed by renowned Finnish architect Eero Saarinen. The TWA terminal at JFK and the main terminal at Dulles airport. They both have an old school charm.

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by phugoid1982
Sun May 22, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian couple sue son for not giving them grandchildren
Replies: 14
Views: 1057

Indian couple sue son for not giving them grandchildren

https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/17/india/indian-couple-sue-grandchild-intl-hnk-scli/index.html#:~:text=Sadhana%20and%20Sanjeev%20Prasad%2C%20who,%2C%20and%20his%20wife%2C%2031. Seriously ridiculous nonsense. I swear despite the fact that I'm 100% genetically Indian (South Indian Brahmin) but completely ...

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by phugoid1982
Sun May 22, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3349

Re: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI

No. They're both propaganda arms of the respective mainstream parties. However, a lot of the the stuff that comes out of FOX is so outlandish i'm sure even the hosts don't believe the crap they spew. They're catering to their demographic. The typical 60+ frustrated white male who blames immigrants a...

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by phugoid1982
Sat May 21, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air C402 phaseout and SJU ops
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

Cape Air C402 phaseout and SJU ops

I know that Cape Air is slowly phasing out the 402's and replacing them with the P2012s but does anyone know when these birds will head over to the SJU hub? I'm planning on taking a trip to PR sometime this year after an 8 year absence and will probably end up flying SJU-MAZ. I'd love to fly on the ...

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by phugoid1982
Sat May 21, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3349

Re: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI

Well not that any sane person would have believed this whole media driven disinformation (as CNN and MSNBC like to call it) but I am glad the facts are coming out. I knew Podesta and Palmeri were pure evil but wow. Just wow. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clinton-durham-investigation-robby-mo...

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by phugoid1982
Sat May 21, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: You never fly out of airport but been visited airport
Replies: 17
Views: 2382

Re: You never fly out of airport but been visited airport

PSE (Ponce, Puerto Rico) SIG (Isla Grande airport, San Juan, PR) BED (Hanscom field, Bedford, MA) (To be fair, no passenger service but I did take flying lessons there so not as a passenger) LWM (Lawrence municipal airport,MA) Has a great breakfast diner) MHT (Manchester/Boston airport,NH) (Has a ve...

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by phugoid1982
Sat May 21, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited
Replies: 92
Views: 5186

Re: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited

N. America

LAX,CLT,STL,MIA,FLL,OAK,DTW,DFW

Europe
LHR,BRU

Africa
CAI

Asia
BOM

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by phugoid1982
Fri May 20, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff International 1982 - 2022
Replies: 90
Views: 8573

Re: Braniff International 1982 - 2022

I flew the Braniff Concorde (BA metal of course) from DFW to IAD in February, 1979. The fare was around $169.00. Braniff pilots and flight attendants. Pretty over the top service. I still have a commemorative tie tack that says “Braniff Concorde” with a tiny Concorde plane on it. $169.00 well spent...

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by phugoid1982
Fri May 20, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3800

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

The slip didn't even bother me that much. I was more appalled that he then corrected himself and s then said laughingly "Iraq too..hehe" calluosuly disregarding and disrespecting the thousands/millions of soldiers and innocent civilians lost in a debacle based on lies and deception.

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by phugoid1982
Thu May 19, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?
Replies: 37
Views: 1718

Re: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?

This is a very interesting thread. So for me, it's usually the river visual approach into DCA which consists of fairly sharp right turn just before final although it's obviously no Kai Tak. But, THE most memorable approach for me that sticks out was a night flight 20 years ago from San Juan Puerto R...

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by phugoid1982
Thu May 19, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA Czech down to 3 routes, future?
Replies: 20
Views: 5770

Re: CSA Czech down to 3 routes, future?

What a tragedy! I hope they don't go the way of MALEV. A far cry from the pioneering airline they were. I loved seeing their A310s at EWR. Never had the pleasure of flying on them although I would've liked to. If I'm not mistaken they were the first carrier to fly all jet service, on the Tu-104 betw...

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by phugoid1982
Wed May 18, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biden Admin. to ease Cuba travel restrictions
Replies: 30
Views: 5912

Re: Biden Admin. to ease Cuba travel restriction

Also someone, Jet Blue perhaps, needs to step on the SJU-Havana route. This will be interesting.... Not enough demand. Fair amount of traffic but SJU is far out of the way to connect from premium markets in the US. Jokingly though, since I grew up near MAZ, I would've loved to see Cubana send their...

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by phugoid1982
Mon May 16, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL-62... current interesting routing
Replies: 15
Views: 6274

Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv13eeRh2-c
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Looks like Rada airlines which is Belarussian cargo airline I believe. There's a great video of one of their Il-62's clippping trees on take/off literally rotating at the very end of the runway at Nis in Serbia (8500 ft long).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv13eeRh2-c

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by phugoid1982
Sat May 14, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is "Jane's All The World's Aircraft" a reliable source of information on aircraft?
Replies: 11
Views: 2980

Re: Is "Jane's All The World's Aircraft" a reliable source of information on aircraft?

Aww! You're taking me back. It was an indispensable source of knowledge for my as an avgeek kid growing up in the 90's. I was lucky that my father was a professor in engineering at the local state engineering school land he had been the one to order the series for the library. I had carte blanche to...

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by phugoid1982
Wed May 11, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia’s UAC to begin restoration work on Il-96, Tu-204 and An-124 aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 9063

Re: Russia’s UAC to begin restoration work on Il-96, Tu-204 and An-124 aircraft

Given sanctions and decline in travel globally as well as Russians feeling the pain in their wallets, I suspect far fewer Il-96's will be needed even on long range domestic routes like SVO-KHV,VVO,PKC,UUS. It might be better to focus on the less thirsty Tu-204-300 with perhaps a completely Russified...

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by phugoid1982
Tue May 10, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More than 100 Passengers are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany
Replies: 72
Views: 15184

Re: More than 100 Orthodox Jews are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany

Seriously lame to pull the antisemitic card here. Lufthansa were in the right. Don't like it don't fly and the read the fine print next time you a buy ticket and when understanding travel policies during these unprecedented times.

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by phugoid1982
Tue May 10, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 82
Views: 5288

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

Independence Air (my flight back cancelled due to bankrupcy), Jet airways, ATA, Air India, Eastern Metro Express Airlines, VIASA, Avianca and I'm sure i'm forgetting some more....

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by phugoid1982
Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 154
Views: 15781

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest flight on a widebody:
UA 777-200 (1st) ORD-IAD)588 mi GC

Shortest flight on a Quad
UA 747-400 (Business) ORD-SFO 1846 mi GC

Longest flight on a narrowbody
UA A320 (Business) LAX-IAD 2288 mi GC

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by phugoid1982
Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 17450

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

As much as a detest violence I can't help feel Mike was in the right here. I've flown plenty and not once come close to being a drunken jerk on a flight. My "worst" was when I downed quite a few drinks at the the green turtle at BWI before my flight back to Boston on Spirit. My father had ...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 126099

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

With the appearance of Russian heavy bombers in the fight over eastern Ukraine, are they out of range for the E-3s that are flying right along the border on the western side? Nice pic in the link provided, of the tracks NATO surveillance aircraft have been flying. https://i.redd.it/w2r20qdcp6u81.jp...

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by phugoid1982
Thu Apr 14, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The closing of Chicago Meigs Field...
Replies: 40
Views: 7174

Re: The closing of Chicago Meigs Field...

What a horrible day in 2003. I still remember. I was an undergrad at the University of Illinois at the time. I grew up on MSFS so Meigs field was close my heart. I felt enormous sadness for a long time. Daley's BS excuse about a security risk after 9/11 was just another in a long line of post 9/11 f...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5077

Re: airplane gliding

No problem, youarent being condescending at all, this is exactly what I love about this place and you highlight the piece I hadn't thought about correctly. I appreciate that. I too enjoy these mathematical digressions. I didn't want to cheat and go to my aircraft performance books and pull out a fo...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5077

Re: airplane gliding

If anyone cares, a simple formula to calculate max gliding range is Range=(L/D)*height. L/D max is the same as CL/CD and this occurs when the zero lift drag coefficient is equal to the induced drag coefficient. The speed for this flat glad varies with the square root of (1/density) so as you descen...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK to start production of 20 Tu-214
Replies: 29
Views: 7604

Re: OAK to start production of 20 Tu-214

(Also based on the thread title I briefly thought these planes were going to be manufactured in Oakland.) I was also befuddled by that. LOL. I thought the same thing and that this was an April fool's post. But on a hunch quick google translate search revealed that OAK is the acronym for UAC (United...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK to start production of 20 Tu-214
Replies: 29
Views: 7604

Re: OAK to start production of 20 Tu-214

the Tu-214 makes some sense. They expect the sanctions to last for quite some time. The Il-96 not so much, hopeless outdate 30 years ago, but now. Why would the Il-96 be more outdated than the Tu-214. Even if the Tu-214 is a modified Tu-204 all of these aircraft are based on 90s technology. I expec...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Apr 01, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bruce Willis stepping away from acting career due to diagnosis of Aphasia causing cognitive issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Bruce Willis stepping away from acting career due to diagnosis of Aphasia causing cognitive issues

Sucks I just watched Die Hard 1, 2 and 3. Pure greatness. I'm probably in the minority and as great as Die Hard 1 is, Die hard 2 is my favorite probably because of my avgeek fanaticism despite how ridiculous the plot is. LOL. Take a shot every time they mention the outer marker and why can't they d...

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by phugoid1982
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bruce Willis stepping away from acting career due to diagnosis of Aphasia causing cognitive issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Bruce Willis stepping away from acting career due to diagnosis of Aphasia causing cognitive issues

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/aphasia-causes-symptoms-treatment-bruce-willis-rcna22261 Very sad. 67 seems kind of young to have cognitive issues without a major cerebrovascular event but then again don't know about his medical history and probably something happened that wasn't released...

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by phugoid1982
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2370

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

I actually like the Russian anthem they used immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union Patrioticheskaya Pesnya, from 1991-2000.

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by phugoid1982
Mon Mar 28, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot resumes International services with SSJ fleet
Replies: 133
Views: 39054

Re: Updated: Aeroflot resumes International services with SSJ fleet

I've wondered that too about the SAM-146 engines but since they are a joint venture the legal aspects are a bit murkier. On a lighter note, It's too bad they can pull the renovated Tu-144 CCCP-77115 and stick some NK-321 engines on it and fly a supersonic SVO-PEK service to negotiate all those oil a...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mumbai to Shillim by helicopter and back - amazing Videos and Pics
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

Re: Mumbai to Shillim by helicopter and back - amazing Videos and Pics

Nice trip report. I have only done one flight on a chopper in New Hampshire as a joy ride but what an excellent way to illustrate urban development. I haven't transited through BOM in probably 20 years and it was on the way to see relatives in Chennai. Both airports were utter dumps at the time. Las...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5077

Re: airplane gliding

If anyone cares, a simple formula to calculate max gliding range is Range=(L/D)*height. L/D max is the same as CL/CD and this occurs when the zero lift drag coefficient is equal to the induced drag coefficient. The speed for this flat glad varies with the square root of (1/density) so as you descend...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Mar 28, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12881

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Celebrity privilege. That slap seemed hard to me. Either way, I think Will Smith is a fine actor and funny but a horrible, arrogant diva as a human being. Have heard stories from friends who have been waitstaff at hotels where He and Jada stayed. Their demands were so insane like so many other actor...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 820
Views: 170997

Re: JetBlue secures more London slots

Remember watching the aviation vlogger Noel Phillips on youtube review a LHR-JFK-DEN flight on B6 mint suite (mint only on lhr-jfk obviously) and he paid $3500. I thought it was insane just for essentially half a product 3500 round trip in business class is super cheap. You might want to check how ...

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by phugoid1982
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 820
Views: 170997

Re: JetBlue secures more London slots

Remember watching the aviation vlogger Noel Phillips on youtube review a LHR-JFK-DEN flight on B6 mint suite (mint only on lhr-jfk obviously) and he paid $3500. I thought it was insane just for essentially half a product

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by phugoid1982
Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Status of Russian Economy
Replies: 82
Views: 10124

Re: Imminent collapse of the Russian economy

Isn’t it time to change the thread title? How I wish it would be true but I don’t see an „imminent collapse“, unfortunately. Done, please use the reporting function the next time. Oh oooops! My question was rather rhetorical… I didn’t mean to make work for you. Anyhow, I hope the thread opener and ...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Mar 21, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430978

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

What a terrible thing to wake up to. That sink rate is terrifying. Could've been a a stall due to unreliable airspeed and/or pitot icing. Either way, I'm concerned Boeing HR, due to optics, and the general public not being able tell an 800 from a MAX will try to spin this as pilot error and "t...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Mar 21, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430978

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

What a terrible thing to wake up to. That sink rate is terrifying. Could've been a a stall due to unreliable airspeed and/or pitot icing. Either way, I'm concerned Boeing PR, due to optics, and the general public not being able tell an 800 from a MAX will try to spin this as pilot error and "th...

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by phugoid1982
Sat Mar 19, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 126099

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Russia claims to have employed their latest hypersonic A2G missile, called Khinzal. This would also imply that Russia might be using the MiG-31 in the war, although other aircraft can reportedly carry the missile too. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/19/russia-uses-advanced-hypersonic-missiles...

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by phugoid1982
Mon Mar 14, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14056

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-official-warns-israel-dont-be-last-haven-for-dirty-money-fueling-putins-war/ Is this unfair to Israel? No, not really. Israel has to decide if they want to be a part of the West or not. Why? Israel is an apartheid state that Is no better than Russia and hides behind...

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by phugoid1982
Sun Mar 13, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 126099

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Video purportedly shows an Su-57 on a bombing run in Zhytomir. If true, the general outline looks like it, seems like a very risky use of such a high value asset of which they only have single digit frames given their much higher than anticipated combat losses to ground launched missiles. https://eu...

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