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by Scorpio
Thu May 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3190

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

Not a snowball's chance in hell this ever goes anywhere but straight to the garbage can. He's effectively demanding the right to lie, and NOT be called out for it. That's what dictators do.

But even now, people WILL defend this. Even here.

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by Scorpio
Mon May 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2133

Re: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

explain using critical thinking skills observation, analysis, interpretation, reflection, evaluation, inference, explanation, problem-solving, and decision making. People who buy into conspiracies THAT idiotic tend not to possess any of those skills, so I wouldn't be holding my breath...

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by Scorpio
Sun May 24, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2133

Re: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

You expect to get the answer to an all-encompassing question like "What has happened to the world that this kind of nonsense thinking is becoming mainstream so rapidly?" I think it would take a book to answer your "question." But maybe you're just trolling conservatives. Are you...

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by Scorpio
Sun May 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2133

44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

According to survey by Yahoo News and YouGov. https://www.businessinsider.nl/republicans-bill-gates-covid-19-vaccine-tracking-microchip-study-2020-5?international=true&r=US Also, 50% of people who rely on Fox for their news believe this long-debunked conspiracy, and even 19% of Democrats buy int...

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by Scorpio
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 65965

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Let's compare Sweden to its neighboring Scandinavian countries where they were hit by COVID by more or less the same time and they share similar life and health standards: Norway: 182 deaths, Finland: 141 deaths Denmark: 370 deaths Sweden: 1765 death. That's the 14th worst death count in the world ...

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by Scorpio
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 65965

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Today the number has crossed 100,000 dead worldwide from Covid-19 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ That's the official number. The real number is considerably higher. Most countries only count deaths of people who tested positive and died at the hospital. Deaths at home or at nursing home...

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by Scorpio
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 65965

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

The first (reliable) results of the first immune testing are now live published. Now, means now, news meeting is still live ongoing in TV., Test results are form district "Heinsberg" in Germany, in this case from the city "Gangelt" , where there was the famous big carnival party...

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by Scorpio
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6000

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

Seriously, WTF is wrong with you? 'Clean up the elderly'??? That's one of the most grotesque things I've read on here in my 20 years of being a member. You know what is wrong? People seeing non-Corona hospital treatments being postponed because all capacity is used for Corona causing serious health...

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by Scorpio
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6000

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

Why do you keep saying this? I made it clear clear, again today, that the elderly and those most susceptible to the virus should be isolated from everyone else. You are being very insulting since I've not once said that we should let these people die. It doesn't have to be all or none. You haven't ...

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by Scorpio
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6000

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

I've hoarded nothing nor have I bought any guns since this mess started. But it's puzzling why you don't think it's a big deal to have your life turned upside down. Do you really think people should just sit back and smile through this this? No-one says you should smile through this. It's a very se...

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by Scorpio
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6000

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

BasilFawlty wrote:
#itstimetosaygoodbye #cleanuptheelderly


Seriously, WTF is wrong with you? 'Clean up the elderly'??? That's one of the most grotesque things I've read on here in my 20 years of being a member.

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by Scorpio
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6000

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

They will also be able to care for people having heart attacks, strokes, seizures, etc. The rest of the world is saying these people aren't worth saving because of the current pandemic. No hospital space for anyone else. They don't want to see their society collapse over one event. Um, you know you...

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by Scorpio
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Lawsuits in the US
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Coronavirus Lawsuits in the US

Oh, got it. Anyone who doesn't agree with you has no idea what they are talking about. None of you have answered our question of how long we let this go on before the economy gets in a hole and society collapses. People will not accept their mayor or governor extending the lockdown multiple times. ...

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by Scorpio
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162018

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

How about we all lock ourselves in our basements until the Apocalyps is over? You start. There’s a big issue with the response and perception of the virus that no one is really talking about but I think is worth mentioning. All these measures have an effect on the economy. Quarantines, restrictions...

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by Scorpio
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162018

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

What Maggie de Block and Van Ranst did was totally irresponsible. They should have isolated everyone coming back from Northern Italy to avoid what is going on in Belgium. No other country in Europe did that. Tiny Belgium is playing out to be a little disaster of its own right now. 169 cases for 11 ...

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by Scorpio
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162018

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

What Maggie de Block and Van Ranst did was totally irresponsible. They should have isolated everyone coming back from Northern Italy to avoid what is going on in Belgium. No other country in Europe did that. Tiny Belgium is playing out to be a little disaster of its own right now. 169 cases for 11 ...

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by Scorpio
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162018

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Belgian minister of Health, Maggie de Block (a doctor herself) is under intense criticism from Belgians. One comment on http://www.hln.be, the leading news outlet in Belgium: Maggie was klaar. Geen voorraad mondmaskers. Geen voorraad reagentia. Geen voorraad proefbuisjes. Geen testen van iedereen m...

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by Scorpio
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162018

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Belgium's leading virologist Van Ranst who is leading the testing in Belgium was very enthusiastic last week, "we can deal with this, we are prepared, no need to panic", you should see him this week, his enthusiasm has vanished and he's become a sad looking man (picture below) now saying ...

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by Scorpio
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162018

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

nowhere near 3% YET. From Chinese experience, condition worsens after 10 days, so we don't know YET. It won't be anywhere near 3%. The number of reported cases is only a fraction of ther actual number of cases. Most countries only test people with symptoms, and even then they don't test all of them...

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by Scorpio
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162018

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Looks like the situation in Europe is getting out of control. New cases in Italy blasted 20% higher overnight. It is now vying for second place with South Korea. Spain and Germany also recorded 20% more cases. Belgium and The Netherlands recorded an increase of 30%. If even half of the population o...

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by Scorpio
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18942

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Video of bouncy landing of a Wizzair A321 diverted to Birmingham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocPpkUOR2Wo

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by Scorpio
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: holding patterns around FRA now
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: holding patterns around FRA now

Airport has opened again. Flights taking off and landing.

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by Scorpio
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: holding patterns around FRA now
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: holding patterns around FRA now

Arriving flights have now left holding patterns and appear to be diverting.

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by Scorpio
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 102
Views: 24142

Re: A321 P2F first flight

So how many A321 freighter conversions have been ordered so far, and by whom?

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by Scorpio
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53775

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

And herin is the problem with this site and a true indicator of what it has become. Immature , childish AvB comments . I used to love reading through the forum but it has just desended into a quagmire of petulance and "my Dad' bigger than your Dad" rows. Take it from someone who's been he...

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by Scorpio
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?
Replies: 34
Views: 5007

Re: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?

Sabena's Boeing customer code was 29, so they were 747-329s (47 was Western Air Lines). The plan was to have an al Airbus fleet with a single flight deck by the end of the 1990s, so four more A340s were on order. Two of them to replace the 747-300s and two of them to replace the MD-11s. It should a...

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by Scorpio
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?
Replies: 34
Views: 5007

Re: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?

Swissair did look into the 744 but at the time they felt Boeing wanted too rich a price for them. Maybe Boeing wouldn't take the old 747-300 in trade. Swissair did fly their 743 fleet for over 20 years until they went belly up. Great looking planes, the current SWISS 777 looks great too. Swissair's...

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by Scorpio
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?
Replies: 34
Views: 5007

Re: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?

S Air Group was then formed and ordered a large number of Airbus aircraft, with an aim for the member's fleet to be exclusively Airbus FBW aircraft, 5 (I thought it was 8) A346 was ordered for Swissair and 2 was ordered for SN, the SN order wasn't built I think and SN took 2 new 340-313X and replac...

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by Scorpio
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?
Replies: 34
Views: 5007

Re: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?

ikramerica wrote:
Thanks to Sabena I got to fly on the 743. Never flew on a Combi, but was a pax on 741, 742, SP, 743, 744D, 744, 744ER. Only missed out on the SR. Hopefully I’ll get a flight on the -8 one day.

Actually, SN's 743s were Combis, so you did fly on a Combi.

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by Scorpio
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9769

Re: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX

Can the thread title be changed please? At NO point does Bastion say in that interview that Delta is considering buying the 737MAX. He even says the exact opposite: 'we didn't order it - NOT PLANNING TO'.

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by Scorpio
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Santa Clarita High School Shooting
Replies: 61
Views: 1946

Re: Santa Clarita High School Shooting

NIKV69 wrote:
Take all the guns of course. Look the left wants a Europe solution when it comes to guns in the USA.


Two sentences that squarely contradict each other. So which of the two is it?

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by Scorpio
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion
Replies: 52
Views: 1971

Re: OH passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion

So let me see if I get this straight: if this passes (and let's face it: it will), that means an atheist kid who didn't study for the test (or wants to make a point) can simply write that the universe was created by a badly hung over Flying Spaghetti Monster, using his 'noodly appendage', and it ......

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by Scorpio
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Santa Clarita High School Shooting
Replies: 61
Views: 1946

Re: Santa Clarita High School Shooting

DiamondFlyer wrote:
How many more kids must die in drunk driving accidents before we ban alcohol? It worked so well last time, let's do it again.


Complete non-argument, as no-one here is suggesting BANNING guns.

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by Scorpio
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping of young A320-family aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 5569

Re: Scrapping of young A320-family aircraft

They ordered A318/319 for their Manchester and Birmingham bases to replace 737s there. The Future Size and Shape review saw the regional bases transferred to ARJs or closed, the 737s went to LGW the A319s were delivered to LHR and the A318s were cancelled. BA never ordered A318s for that purpose. T...

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by Scorpio
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 2nd hand aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 7921

Re: UAL 2nd hand aircraft

Why are United buying or leasing 2nd hand Boeings,Airbuses from Chinese carriers,Southwest,Easyjet etc.Is it to cover for the out of service Max. EasyJet completely switched from Boeing 737's Airbus A320 series. Most airlines around the world were getting rid of 737-700's, because the 700's had a h...

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by Scorpio
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United
Replies: 83
Views: 20501

Re: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United

In what little time I've taken on the issue, I've been unable to find direct sources with airliner hours/cycles. I have so far only relied on other posters for this data, for better or for worse. Two different posters gave the same data on N309US in the Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread about two...

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by Scorpio
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman in love with 737-800
Replies: 38
Views: 7897

Re: Woman in love with 737-800

She's actually cheating on her love in this video: the SAS bird she's touching is SE-RES, and that's a... 737-700! I wonder what poor old 737-800 thinks about his love fooling around with his little brother...

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by Scorpio
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 172649

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Perhaps the slightly newer birds had significantly more hours/cycles? They didn't. The decision to retire seven A320s was taken at a moment when Delta was already installing the new cabins in the A320s. They simply retired the seven oldest A320s that hadn't received the new cabins yet. N309US had a...

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by Scorpio
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4349

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

Remember that this is just about the case the US started against Europe, where the WTO now rules this can happen. It doesn't mean the WTO has 'picked sides' in the subsidies row between Boeing / US and Airbus / EU. There's another case working its way through the WTO that the EU started against the ...

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by Scorpio
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 172649

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Of the seven DL A320s retired to the scrappers in 2017, at least some of them had just received brand new cabins when they were rather suddenly phased out. [i]Anybody know why these seven were retired, especially those that had the new interiors? None of the A320s retired had the new interiors. Bac...

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by Scorpio
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NC GOP override budget veto with surprise vote on 9/11
Replies: 36
Views: 2208

Re: NC GOP override budget veto with surprise vote on 9/11

Sure, there was a 9/11 memorial that two Democratic legislators attended. Source? So, saying "the GOP scheduled this vote while all of the Democrats were at 9/11 memorials" is a lie. The two Democratic representatives who were at the 9/11 memorial were completely irrelevant to the vote or...

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by Scorpio
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 90
Views: 11429

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

'Kloten', the location of Zürich Airport, in Dutch is a rude word for 'testicles'.

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by Scorpio
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family delivery problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 6254

Re: A320 family delivery problems?

holczakker wrote:
They were not. Eg. D-AIWH was delivered to Lufthansa from XFW on 12AUG.

Making it one of the ten I mentioned.

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by Scorpio
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family delivery problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 6254

Re: A320 family delivery problems?

Does anyone know what's going on with Airbus narrowbody deliveries? In the first three weeks of August, only ten aircraft have been delivered according to https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2019-08-08T18:43:00%2B02:00&max-results=20&start=38&by-date=false , and the last...

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by Scorpio
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries drug problems
Replies: 24
Views: 2061

Re: Countries drug problems

For those of you wondering: in the US the number for 2017 was 217 per million people. That's over 50% higher than Estonia. What the hell is going on in the US? https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/statedeaths.html

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by Scorpio
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family delivery problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 6254

Re: A320 family delivery problems?

Does anyone know what's going on with Airbus narrowbody deliveries? In the first three weeks of August, only ten aircraft have been delivered according to https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2019-08-08T18:43:00%2B02:00&max-results=20&start=38&by-date=false , and the last...

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by Scorpio
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family delivery problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 6254

A320 family delivery problems?

Does anyone know what's going on with Airbus narrowbody deliveries? In the first three weeks of August, only ten aircraft have been delivered according to https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2019-08-08T18:43:00%2B02:00&max-results=20&start=38&by-date=false , and the last ...

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by Scorpio
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 195
Views: 73457

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Reinforced sheet metal strengthening for fuselage buckling (from hard landings) is common enough just to get an aircraft to a proper repair facility. But just look at that right wing.... OUCH!! I seriously doubt that this 757 will ever fly again. I wonder if the left wing was similarly bent? Where ...

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by Scorpio
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conspiracy madness as powerfull Political tool.
Replies: 18
Views: 1400

Re: Conspiracy madness as powerfull Political tool.

I regularly pick fights with / laugh at people who believe in 'chemtrails' on twitter. Looking at their profiles, I'd guess that about 95% of them are avid and vocal Trump supporters. Not even a joke, it's nearly all of them.

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by Scorpio
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA ordered three A380s?
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: ANA ordered three A380s?

They're not second hand, they're new.

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