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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)

Multiple sources, and the ability to find patterns in the noise. Nothing is taken at face value when Opined on. Precisely what I do except that I include broadcasts. I have no time for broadcasts. they are usually slow and low on information. Next time you watch or listen to a broadcast, think abou...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)

Only people with poor critical thinking skills watch any of these networks for news. There is a reason Fox does well with the dementia age group. OK, so you prefer reading the news to develop your 'critical thinking.' How confident are you that the printed publications on which you rely are not att...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)

I want the old CNN Headline News back, with someone with the gravitas of a Bernard Shaw at the anchor desk, giving it to us straight without any editorializing or spin. Just. The. News. Remember when MSNBC was legit too? Yeah, those days are long gone. Anyone that has the time and attention span to...

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)
Replies: 13
Views: 829

CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)

"There are very few people who are able to deliver a trustworthy broadcast without point of view," says CBS News president Susan Zirinsky. "That’s who we want to be.” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/norah-odonnell-takes-as-anchor-cbs-evening-news-1224220 Zirinsky dwells only on...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104761

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Actually Europe bound 777s and the KL 747 take off from 9R frequently. OMG! One more time -- look at my original post -- I asked about runway 9L-27R, not 9R-27L. Got it? :banghead: That's irrelevant and I wasn't responding to that... Here's exactly what you said: "I never said a 747 couldn't t...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13456

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Besides, as said many times before, your right to smoke ends where my nose begins. So does my "right" to peace and quiet end where your children begin? It was meant to be an absurd analogy by the way. Absurd it is. Like it or not, children in general are a necessity -- offensive smokers a...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13456

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I only see airside smoking areas when passing through Asia and some euro ports. I've never seen them back home in Australia. Smoking is a gross and dirty habit and whilst I support the right for people to smoke, it is a choice and no where should have to cater for the habit. Having children is also...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 68
Views: 3874

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I always found it funny how Americans think they live in the "land of the free" but there are huge stretches of landscape they are not allowed to walk into or even see. I'm glad I live in a country where in theory I can freely move everywhere, even if it's private property, with very few ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104761

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I answered your question in your original post, you didn’t think a 747 would take a short RWY. I advised there have been departures off of RWY 27R. I was all letting you know that large aircraft have taken other short RWYs as ORD like 22L which is 8079 or 9R which is 7967. I never said a 747 couldn...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 68
Views: 3874

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

T18 wrote:
So Flash mob at Area 51. Got it. Also are Flash Mobs still a thing in 2019?

The organizers should bring in some Chicago gang members as consultants. They have the flash mob thing down to a science. ;)

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104761

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

More has to do with security, you can keep planes on the south side moving while the north side is working AF 1 or AF 2. But 9R and 22L have both had B747 Dept and 22L even has had the A380 Dept. It is more efficient if they can take the shorter RWY for their direction of flight. If the pilot reque...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104761

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

As someone who works as an ATC at ORD it has been done, especially since RWY 14L/32R has been demolished and that was the go to for AF1 and AF2. Why would 747s have been directed to a 7,500' runway departure when AT LEAST ONE much longer runway was available. 747 can use 7,500' in many cases but it...

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104761

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Very rarely is it used for dept, the last ones I have seen have been Air Force 1 and 2. I think you have the wrong runway in mind. ATC doesn't put 747s on a 7,500 ft runway, especially when 10,000+ and 13,000 is available. As someone who works as an ATC at ORD it has been done, especially since RWY...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104761

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I’ve certainly never seen 9L/27R used for a departure, it’s just out of the way for anyone taking off. Arrivals only. Very rarely is it used for dept, the last ones I have seen have been Air Force 1 and 2. I think you have the wrong runway in mind. ATC doesn't put 747s on a 7,500 ft runway, especia...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104761

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The title of my previous post ("Question about 9L-27R") was deleted for some reason, and only the text was shown. Is it used only for landings?

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104761

9L-27R question

Is it designated as arrivals-only, or is it just more efficient this way. If it's ever used for departures it must be on rare occasions. :?:

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: O.J. Simpson: going to "get even" via Twitter
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: O.J. Simpson: going to "get even" via Twitter

25 years later, the case of OJ Simpson and the murder of his ex-wife and Ron Goldman, the 'chase' (on June 17) and his trial is still controversial and a sad comment of how racism is still strong, of many Black persons hating the police, how money can buy 'justice'. I just wish he would just shut u...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing Says It’s Open to Changing the Name of Grounded 737 Max Jet https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-17/boeing-says-it-s-open-to-name-change-for-grounded-737-max-jet Fair use quote excerpt: Boeing Co. is open to dropping the “Max” branding for its latest 737 jetliner, depending on an ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: O.J. Simpson: going to "get even" via Twitter
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: O.J. Simpson: going to "get even" via Twitter

BN747 wrote:
This a story that will live in purgatory for those who know both sides...as in the 'media version (everyone)' and the 'street version' (in the know - locals).

BN747

Most of the media knew but couldn't ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3193

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

Calm before the storm?

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hockey: St. Louis Blues Wins 2019 NHL Stanley Cup
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Hockey: St. Louis Blues Wins 2019 NHL Stanley Cup

Celebrating the East Coast 'Blues' :lol:

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3193

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

DOJ already did it's corrupt job. Maybe you were asleep. Time for Congress to do the job asked by the Special Investigator. Apparently I was asleep, so I am in need of enlightenment. Please explain the DOJ's corrupt 'job'. Barr's "total exoneration" of individual number one. No where but ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3193

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

Let's not forget the Republican party has been investigating both Bill and Hillary for decades and have, so far, only found that he lied about getting oral. Literally nothing else. But, yeah, she needs to be thrown in prison for absolutely nothing at all because she is Hillary. Compared to: But, bu...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3193

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

2016 "lock her up" 2019 "how dare they say they want to lock up a political opponent. They are getting to be like Hitler." It's the GOP. Nothing applies to Trump. They should rebrand as the hypocrite party. Let's not forget the Republican party has been investigating both Bill a...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3193

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

2016 "lock her up" 2019 "how dare they say they want to lock up a political opponent. They are getting to be like Hitler." This is how. Most in attendance knew HRC had committed ‘crimes.’ How did they know? They were outlined by James Comey in his infamous July, 2016 press confe...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3193

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

This is a strategic preemptive attack on the President by Democrats. All we have heard out of the right since 2016 is "FAKE NEWS!!!" and "but.. but.. but.. HILLARY'S EMAILS!!!!" and no actual policy. If you didn't care then, why care now? Besides, allowing Russia to take over ou...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3193

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

They know the IG and Barr investigations are going to uncover corruption the likes of which this nation has never seen. Who do you think is your audience for nonsense like this? Do you submit posts like this to Breitbart in hopes of winning a gold star? The 'audience' is the citizens of this countr...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Americans Concerned About Fake News
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Re: More Americans Concerned About Fake News

No. Rachel Madcow is not the same as anyone else. Her misdirections and false lying narratives would make Satin himself blush in regards to truthful reporting. LOL! This is a fantastic post. I don’t necessarily disagree but Handjob Hannity is in the same sludgy pool of muck from which she sprang. I...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Americans Concerned About Fake News
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Re: More Americans Concerned About Fake News

This entire spew of bs proves you didn't read what i wrote, or what was in the article. But if you really want to go on about Mueller, of read the document i posted in the other thread about how Barr mislead the American public about Mueller's report. Of course I read it (what you wrote/the article...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Americans Concerned About Fake News
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Re: More Americans Concerned About Fake News

From the article: So everyone is concerned about Fake news. A greater share of Republicans are stupid enough to believe it is the Journalists fault that their politicians lie. Huh? It is a journalist’s responsibility to report the news thoroughly and without bias. People rely on journalists to be h...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Americans Concerned About Fake News
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Re: More Americans Concerned About Fake News

From the article: Between the lines: While most Americans blame political leaders and activist groups for creating misinformation over journalists, most say "the news media" is the most responsible for fixing the problem. Republicans blame journalists more for the issue than Democrats, ac...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Americans Concerned About Fake News
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

More Americans Concerned About Fake News

https://www.axios.com/americans-fake-ne ... ab99c.html

More people than ever realizing they've been getting duped by most of the MSM for much, if not all, of their lives. :o
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Americans view fake news as a bigger problem than terrorism

https://www.axios.com/americans-fake-ne ... ab99c.html

More people than ever realizing they've been getting duped by most of the MSM for much, if not all, of their lives. :o

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Holzhauer, Jeopardy champion (spoilers inside)
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: James Holzhauer, Jeopardy champion (spoilers inside)

With his final Jeopardy bet it looked like to me that he didn't want to continue playing. He made his point and was ready to move on. Early on it was evident he had no intention of breaking the Jennings record. He simply wanted to be known as the player who could have easily done it but was graciou...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed May 29, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.
Replies: 79
Views: 3987

Re: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.

So impeachment is futile and will simply lead to a Trump 2020 victory. According to... your crystal ball? You have no idea what the implications of an impeachment hearing might be. No. clue. At this point, the possible 2020 implications should be irrelevant - impeachment is the correct next course ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed May 29, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104761

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes, the diagonal part of the NE cargo parallel to 4L/22R is the third phase. Will be interesting to see if the additional taxiway shown in that diagram materializes, and how that interfaces with the new Fire Station two that has been constructed at the NE corner of taxiways D and M. Below is a lin...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun May 26, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104761

Does ORD still use 4L - 22R?

Latest chart I've seen shows it's still there but is it ever used? Years ago it was probably the busiest (for landings at least).

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat May 25, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18896

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

It sounds like they are considering having the western enterance to ORD traverse the 191 crash site. https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2019/5/24/18637885/ohare-airport-western-access-tollway-planned-american-airlines-flight-191-crash Hopefully, if they do this, they find a way to be respectf...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu May 23, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 contact info
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Flightradar24 contact info

I have been a subscriber to Flightradar24's Gold level service for years. I moved in April so I have a new IP address. I am now getting only basic level service and FR24 just sent me an email notice of its intent to bill me on June 1 for a year's worth of Gold-level service (which I do not have at ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu May 23, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 contact info
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Flightradar24 contact info

I have been a subscriber to Flightradar24's Gold level service for years. I moved in April so I have a new IP address. I am now getting only basic level service and FR24 just sent me an email notice of its intent to bill me on June 1 for a year's worth of Gold-level service (which I do not have at t...

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon May 20, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19322

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

exFWAOONW wrote:
Pepsi tastes better than coke, even when flat. Mountain Dew is way better than mellow yellow. Seriously, why did they skip the dew?

Pepsi is flat even as it is poured -- major letdown!!!

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun May 19, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Numbered posts
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Re: Numbered posts

Membership may have been informed why a.net ceased numbering posts late last year/early this year and I just missed it. In many cases it was much easier to refer someone to an earlier post (by number) than to provide a lengthy explanation, if one at all. Why was the numbering of posts halted? Posts...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun May 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Numbered posts
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Numbered posts

Membership may have been informed why a.net ceased numbering posts late last year/early this year and I just missed it. In many cases it was much easier to refer someone to an earlier post (by number) than to provide a lengthy explanation, if one at all.

Why was the numbering of posts halted?

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat May 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Airbus and Boeing closer than we think?
Replies: 16
Views: 3865

Re: Are Airbus and Boeing closer than we think?

Of course. It's Economics 101. Pepsi and Coke are another classic example. It is in their interest to be 50:50 and keep the barriers of entry high enough for a third player to bite the dust even before they've gotten started. They are 50:50 (or close to it) only because Pepsi is more diversified. I...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri May 17, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 5016

Re: WN and DFW

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... t-alliance

Similarly, WN occasionally shows up at IAH for diversions or charters.

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alggag wrote:
Yes. Here's an article on it regarding diversions: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... t-alliance

Similarly, WN occasionally shows up at IAH for diversions or charters.

Thanks

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri May 17, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 5016

WN and DFW

Has a WN aircraft ever been at DFW for any reason whatsoever?

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon May 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Ok, so say that Boeing does re-brand the Max as Trump suggests.... what will they call it? -800 and -900 are already taken.....the -10 would be ok.... but what about the other 2. What about a shortened rebranding from the bottom? I expect the "big number trend" (-9X, -1000, etc.) to be go...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun May 12, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

rj777 wrote:
Ok, so say that Boeing does re-brand the Max as Trump suggests.... what will they call it? -800 and -900 are already taken.....the -10 would be ok.... but what about the other 2.

737-MX 8/9/10

Max sounds kinda cheesy anyway.

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed May 08, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5576

Re: trumps losses in business.

This is about Trump's losses and tax write offs from 1984 to 1985, or 24 or more years ago. This is not going to get him out of office any sooner. Sure it is going to make Trump look like a big loser but more likely it will just fire up more hate from Trump toward the NY Times and Democrats 'witch ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed May 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3847

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

How is Nadler misusing his power? As chairman of the House Judiciary committee, one of his key jobs is ensuring congressional oversight of the Justice Department. By issuing subpoenas for key people to testify, he is helping to fulfil this role. That being said, we can debate the concept of executi...

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