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by dik909
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26089

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

gatibosgru wrote:
Am I wrong in thinking this is actually not all that uncommon? Not saying it's ok, just that it happens more often than it makes its way to a.net.


According to my buddy who works at Airbus' Hamburg facility, it happens to both major airlines, and more than either would care to publicly admit.

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by dik909
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45850

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Not looking forward to traveling from ATL to FRA or AMS narrow body, which would fit these new planes perfectly Just curious: why not ? Wouldn't your seat area be basically the same ?? I could be wrong, but perhaps your comment touches on an unspoken assumption among most commercial passengers whic...

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by dik909
Thu May 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

But nobody knows what was there before the beginning so why not just say that you do not know instead of making it up? Or agreeing with other people who made it up (amounts to the same thing). The BGV theorem only seems to show that there could have been a beginning, if that was the start then it c...

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by dik909
Thu May 23, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

'Cosmic Background Microwave Radiation' shows this isn't common knowledge with you because everyone terms it the CMB, Even Google makes it easy - here Google->The cosmic microwave background (CMB, CMBR - 'see that CMB' ), in Big Bang cosmology, is electromagnetic radiation as a remnant from an earl...

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by dik909
Thu May 23, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Do you even grasp the importance of the establish CMB? The Cosmic Microwave Background...if you can't make the connection of it's importance with the Big Bang...like I said, stay away or you'll hurt some healthy brain cells. The above words are the clearest demonstration of your abject ignorance (a...

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by dik909
Fri May 17, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

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by dik909
Fri May 17, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Please refrain from posting biased sources for your arguments. Stahp !! https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/genetic So I believe science to be the source of truth for maximising effectiveness in the physical world I live in. I have witnessed myself the repeatable successes of its benefits and I tried ...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

What makes you so sure philosophy is correct? Congratulations ! You have just displayed the first hint of critical thought !! The answer to your question is: http://theconversation.com/how-do-you-know-that-what-you-know-is-true-thats-epistemology-63884 I haven't had any [philosophical training], Wh...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5830

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

The biggest issue I have with FEers is they don’t use the brains they have to question what they observe with their own eyes every single day. Hearing ya. I blame it on the popular misconception that literacy equals intelligence. Sorry, no. From the fact that one can read and write, it doesn't foll...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9482

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Are A and B doing enough R&D on a replacement for the turbofan, using clean electric propulsion? "Clean" electric is a complete myth; that electricity is still generated somewhere via coal, hydro, nuclear, wind power. Just because an electric car/plane puts out no visible exhaust does...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5830

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Even 2.500years ago. They indeed did also quite a good job in calculated the circumference of the earth. So these flat earthers are flatly denying 2.500years of science. Whatever does float your boat I guess. I brought up Eratosthenes' experiment to a flat earther I know and his response was, "...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

While many times experiments have been run trying to re-create the conditions of early Earth, no one has ever been able to get all those organic molecules to self-replicate and start what we'd consider life. Until someone can show what sparked life into existence or can make it happen via one of th...

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by dik909
Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I would assume anything I have no evidence for doesn’t exist, my brain doesn’t have the capacity to encompass all possibilities, I have to accept those which first seem reasonable. If anything what happened was that my point was mistaken through inadvertent miscommunication which quite aptly shows ...

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by dik909
Wed May 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I'm not really that interested in looking for the best arguments for the existence of god, there are more important and fruitful things than searching for what isn't there... You've betrayed yourself by revealing your philosophical presuppositions; you first assume that God doesn't exist, rather th...

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by dik909
Wed May 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

As a general concept, it's pretty difficult to prove that something doesn't exist. I'm sorry, but that's simply wrong. It is extremely easy to prove a negative, and we do it all the time; we can prove that there are no Zen Buddhists in the United States Senate, for example, or that there are no liv...

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by dik909
Tue May 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

flipdewaf wrote:
I'm not really that interested in looking for the best arguments for the existence of god, there are more important and fruitful things than searching for what isn't there...


Alrighty then, I think we're done..

Best of luck to you.

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by dik909
Tue May 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2161

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Why would anyone want to travel to North Korea in the first place? Because it's a very interesting country, very unique. Very different from the rest of the world. Reminds me of: You can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking your head up a cow's @$$, but wouldn't you rather take the butcher's wor...

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by dik909
Tue May 14, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6224

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Theology, textual criticism, making music (trumpet), gardening, hiking, and amateur radio (DL9JD),

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by dik909
Tue May 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Well it would have to depend on the claim, the evidence and the impact the the facts vs the evidence actually has. Lets for arguments sake say that it wasn't actually Caesar that crossed and 'lookalike' that crossed the the Rubicon in charge of his armies then technically the statement is false but...

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by dik909
Mon May 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

The veracity about a claim of historical accuracy but not that the claim itself is true. Well, if someone claims that Caesar crossed the Rubicon, and it can be shown that he did, then the claim it true. So, in essence, we discover the truth/falsity of a claim after the process of assessing its vera...

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by dik909
Mon May 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 9138

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

797 will be the NSA. NMA has no business case. Don’t worry about anything after that, because Airbus will kill the NSA in the marketplace and Boeing will exit the commercial airplane market a la Bombardier. Now that's a theory worth unpacking !! :o I'm skeptical of whether the government would let ...

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by dik909
Mon May 13, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

So do you think historical evidence is a useful way to determine truth or do we need more evidence? Hm, neither. I'd say that the Historical Method , the way in which we assess & analyze history, is a good tool for determining the veracity of a historical claim. That claim, then, whether true o...

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by dik909
Mon May 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 9138

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

797 will be the NSA. NMA has no business case. Don’t worry about anything after that, because Airbus will kill the NSA in the marketplace and Boeing will exit the commercial airplane market a la Bombardier. Now that's a theory worth unpacking !! :o I'm skeptical of whether the government would let ...

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by dik909
Mon May 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

There are some texts that might or might not be historically accurate as to the occurrences that people viewed/experienced and that does show that those experiences were in fact true. It has been shown time and time again that what people experience and what actually happened can be two completely ...

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by dik909
Mon May 13, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 9138

What comes after the B797 ??

At this point we're all expecting the 797 to be an NMA. But I wonder, what is Boeing most likely to do beyond that ? (other than refining their existing production lines) Will they introduce a smaller model to seek out market shares currently dominated by smaller aircraft such as Embraer, or the A22...

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by dik909
Fri May 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Hmmm...so who are you (er-were you under which username) that I would recognize? I don't know 'dik909'... We've had similar discussions in the past, although we didn't get far. :( Anywho, the score from 5 listed preferences for evidence to be comfirmed...comes up short, in fact it's ...0 for 5. 1. ...

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by dik909
Fri May 10, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Fact: the claimed resurrection of Jesus is an event in history, and since it claims historical truth then normal criteria and methods which historians employ for examining historical claims can also be applied. I mean, you do know the difference between the Scientific and the Historical Methods, ri...

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by dik909
Thu May 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Your "quotes" are way off, so I'll do the best I can.. Bo11ocks! If I wrote a truthful account of the life of a man who claimed to be a fish does not mean that he was a fucking fish! Even if the bible were a truthful account of the life of Jesus it doesn't mean that what he said was true. ...

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by dik909
Thu May 09, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Whether the claims of the bible in terms of the depictions of the life of christ are true or not has no bearing on weather god exists. Two things: One, that is irrelevant, a complete Red Herring to my previous points; Two, given that Jesus claimed to be God, and that the Gospels are our earliest ey...

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by dik909
Thu May 09, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Whether the claims of the bible in terms of the depictions of the life of christ are true or not has no bearing on weather god exists. Two things: One, that is irrelevant, a complete Red Herring to my previous points; Two, given that Jesus claimed to be God, and that the Gospels are our earliest ey...

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by dik909
Thu May 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Ah, I see. Can you please tell me what training you have in Hebrew and Greek ? Not a lot, I use google translate sometimes and on the whole that has seemed like a reliable source for these things Wait, you're using Google Translate to translate ancient Hebrew & Greek in matters of Biblical exeg...

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by dik909
Thu May 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Excuse me ? Arabic text ? What Arabic text ?? Please expand on your answer.. Whoops! Hebrew! That was a bit freudian. Fred Ah, I see. Can you please tell me what training you have in Hebrew and Greek ? How much time have you invested in studying this one purported "mistranslation" ??

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by dik909
Thu May 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28391

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Why do people still believe in God? Science, research and facts have proven there is no God. It is incredible to me that humans believe in thinking from 2000 years ago when people had no concept of the universe or the Earth. This type of thinking is the main cause of human suffering in today’s worl...

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by dik909
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4734

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Best = Shawshank Redemption . Even though the film added much that wasn't in the book, the final product was still brilliant. Honorable mention: although I never read the book, One Few Over the Cuckoo's Nest was phenomenal, too. Worst = Last of the Mohicans . The book by James Fennimore Cooper was ...

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by dik909
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4734

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Best = Shawshank Redemption . Even though the film added much that wasn't in the book, the final product was still brilliant. Honorable mention: although I never read the book, One Few Over the Cuckoo's Nest was phenomenal, too. Worst = Last of the Mohicans . The book by James Fennimore Cooper was s...

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by dik909
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9138

Re: We need Communism.

787Driver wrote:
Do me a favor and go outside and breathe some fresh air. Goodbye.


Done. Tschuss !!

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by dik909
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9138

Re: We need Communism.

Nope I meant what I said. You still seem quite aggressive, by the way. I see that you decided not to try to defend your wild claims, but rather decided to attack once again instead of just having a proper debate. To me that means that you were unable to defend your own claims. Fair enough, but let'...

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by dik909
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9138

Re: We need Communism.

And what about Denmark then? What about it ? You seem to be overly-eager to have an internet argument.. Just genuinely curious about how you think the Scandinavian welfare model is financed. Only Norway has a large oil fund. I just want to know if your argumentation is flawed or not since it’s impo...

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by dik909
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9138

Re: We need Communism.

Very curious to know what natural sources you think the other nordic countries possess that other countries don't. Please elaborate. If you'll simply re-read my comment(s), you will see that I never once insinuated that the Nordic countries possess natural resources which others don't -- as if they...

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by dik909
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9138

Re: We need Communism.

Do you mean Norwegian style natural resources? Nope, I meant Nordic. Very curious to know what natural sources you think the other nordic countries possess that other countries don't. Please elaborate. If you'll simply re-read my comment(s), you will see that I never once insinuated that the Nordic...

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by dik909
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9138

Re: We need Communism.

787Driver wrote:
dik909 wrote:
Pyrex wrote:

Yeah, good luck implementing that without a Nordic-style populace.


...or Nordic style natural resources. ;)


Do you mean Norwegian style natural resources?


Nope, I meant Nordic.

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by dik909
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9138

Re: We need Communism.

Pyrex wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Nordic style social democracy is what you're looking for.


Yeah, good luck implementing that without a Nordic-style populace.


...or Nordic style natural resources. ;)

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by dik909
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christians and Gluttony
Replies: 43
Views: 2386

Re: Christians and Gluttony

I was raised a Southern Baptist, then I went Pentecostal/Charismatic for awhile, now I'm personally non-denominational, although I attend a Southern Baptist church in rural Missouri. In the past 6 months, I've become a lot more health-conscious and I've started to notice some things. In the church ...

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by dik909
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47020

Re: Boeing Postpones Launch of 777X After Ethiopia Airlines Crash

More likely they don't want to be seen smiling from ear to ear next to a new aircraft type the day after the crash of a relatively new aircraft type. Their marketing message about a new, safe revolutionary aircraft would somehow miss its mark me thinks. The 2 models are so different that.... just n...

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by dik909
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47020

Boeing Postpones Launch of 777X After Ethiopia Airlines Crash

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/10/business/boeing-777x-debut-postponed/index.html Interesting that a 737-MAX crash is already affecting 777X ops. I guess there are a number of systems on the two which are new/identical, and they want to make sure the 777X doesn't fall prey to the same problems ??

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by dik909
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl
Replies: 51
Views: 4215

Re: $1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl

horsepowerchef wrote:
...but what about my emotional support nest of angry wasps?


:rotfl:


Imo, the rise of "emotional support animals" is a complete farce.

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by dik909
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6324

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

My prime criteria in answering this question are: bathroom cleanliness, food selection, quiet areas, ease of ingress/egress, and of course runway visibility. America Best = DTW (spacious & well-lit) Worst = ORD terminal 5 (cramped and boring) Europe Best = AMS (despite the endless construction),...

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by dik909
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16776

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

As much as I would love to believe that Zaharie did it (I never liked his cause & the politician he supported), I can't take the so-called evidence as anything other than circumstantial. I'm pretty sure that if one were to survey thousands of flight simulator pilots who just happens to be actua...

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by dik909
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16776

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Honestly there's no conclusive proof of anything including pilot suicide/murder. As defined by the Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, 'evidence' [or 'proof'] is that which increases (or decreases) the likelihood of a proposition. The fact that an eerily similar suicide mission was found on Zahari's h...

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by dik909
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What got you into aviation?
Replies: 52
Views: 9199

Re: What got you into aviation?

My father was a mechanic at Flightcraft in PDX. I remember in the early 80s we'd hang out on weekends at the end of the runway with our radios tuned to ATC to listen to the traffic. There was an elephant ear cart there, too. This was back when people still dressed up to go on commercial flights. Goo...

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