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by arluna
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 38072

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

First of all let me say that I am not qualified to decide on Judge Kavanaugh's qualifications to be on the Supreme Court, I will leave that up to folks who are much smarter than me. That said, how is rape or sexual assault a non criminal case? If we as a nation continue down the road of "the ac...

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by arluna
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 38072

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

What everyone on the left are forgetting (or, possibly, ignoring) are the fifth and the fourteenth amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America. These amendments guarantee the accused the right of due process. This means that the accused is not required to prove their innocence. Th...

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by arluna
Wed May 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 160669

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Thanks, as a retired KC-135 crew chief that spent many hours on alert I'm very interested in the new KC46A. Where did you find the sample?

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by arluna
Wed May 23, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 160669

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Where might a cutaway poster of the KC-46 be available?

Thanks

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by arluna
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 160669

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

My question is would any secondhand civilian cargo airliners want them? I highly doubt it for civilian cargo. They may have a chance with Omega though, would be a lot of aircraft Omega could draw on and probably going cheap. http://www.omegaairrefueling.com/ Unless the USAF will hold on the the air...

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by arluna
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400 Crashes In Spain
Replies: 369
Views: 36605

RE: Airbus A400 Crashes In Spain

I'm curious, are there no emergency engine controls available to the pilots in case of a failure of the ECU or FADEC? It seems to me that it would be wise to provide some sort of override system in the event of this type of failure (it could happen on any aircraft with digital engine controls regard...

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by arluna
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cross-wind Nastiness In Birmingham, England
Replies: 33
Views: 13524

Cross-wind Nastiness In Birmingham, England

I'll bet the cabin crew had to replace lots of barf bags as well!   

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by arluna
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Annoying, Self-entitled FC Passengers
Replies: 82
Views: 4668

RE: Annoying, Self-entitled FC Passengers

I would have faked a sneeze and flicked some water droplets on his hand!   

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by arluna
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Verdict In Loud Music Trial In Florida
Replies: 41
Views: 2485

RE: Verdict In Loud Music Trial In Florida

Zimmerman and Dunn both made the same mistake, they got out of their cars. Zimmerman should have stayed in his car and waited for the police. Dunn should have just pulled out of the parking lot and gone to a different store. Both are guilty of misjudgement and as a result two people are dead.

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by arluna
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Verdict In Loud Music Trial In Florida
Replies: 41
Views: 2485

Verdict In Loud Music Trial In Florida

Check out the following: <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/shooter-loud-music-killing-felt-victimized-tapes-reveal-n33196" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...elt-victimized-tapes-reveal-n33196</a> I do not believe that this guy was a victim. He chose to confront the si...

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by arluna
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's That Time Things We'd Like To See Go In 2014
Replies: 91
Views: 5106

RE: It's That Time Things We'd Like To See Go In 2014

Two good additions:

People who talk on cell phones while driving. (I almost T-boned a person this afternoon who had her cell phone up to her left ear and didn't look to the left left when pulling out into an intersection.)

People who text while driving. Need I say more about that?

Arluna

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by arluna
Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Getting Chippy
Replies: 13
Views: 4177

RE: Boeing Getting Chippy

Think back to the mid 60's and the F111. It was supposed to do it all for both the Navy and the Air Force just like the F35...... And how did that work out? Not very well, too many compromises had to be made for it to work well in either environment and as a result the Navy didn't take it and it was...

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by arluna
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lane Kiffin Fired!
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

RE: Lane Kiffin Fired!

Well, finally! I can tell you that there are no Tennessee Vol fans who are sad about it!

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by arluna
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leather Seat Care Question
Replies: 15
Views: 4478

RE: Leather Seat Care Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zippyjet" class="quote" target="_blank">zippyjet</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>You are going to laugh but, try toothpaste...

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by arluna
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46A Tanker Passes Initial Design Review
Replies: 137
Views: 25352

RE: Boeing KC-46A Tanker Passes Initial Design Review

Hey everyone,

This thread is really interesting and a lot of fun to read but I would suggest getting back on topic before the mods pull the trigger and lock it up, they tend to do that without warning.

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by arluna
Thu May 31, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135 Tanker Wing
Replies: 57
Views: 36556

RE: KC-135 Tanker Wing

The photo link Topboom posted is broken because parts of it were replaced with periods.

If you're interested in seeing the photo just go to the page that comes up with the link and type 367-80 in the search box.

Arluna

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by arluna
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus' Fly By Wire To Blame For AF447?
Replies: 71
Views: 15554

RE: Airbus' Fly By Wire To Blame For AF447?

Being a Boeing fan I find myself surprised that I am defending the Airbus A330 on Air France flight 447. The aircraft did everything that it was supposed to do but the confusion that had taken hold in the cockpit was overwhelming. That being said, one of the prototype F/A 18 hornets crashed during t...

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by arluna
Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Shady Boeing: No Winglets On KC-46A
Replies: 116
Views: 20100

RE: Shady Boeing: No Winglets On KC-46A

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirRyan" class="quote" target="_blank">AirRyan</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>A hair of evidence you say? I think using ...

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by arluna
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 720 - What's On The Engines?
Replies: 9
Views: 6673

RE: Boeing 720 - What's On The Engines?

Those little doors on the sides of the intakes are spring loaded and are designed to open when the engines are operating at high power settings and low airspeed. They allow more air to enter the intake to compensate for the lack of ram air at the intake mouth. As airspeed increases and the amount of...

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by arluna
Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Mixes Up KC-X Tanker Bid Information
Replies: 145
Views: 16090

RE: Usaf Mixes Up KC-X Tanker Bid Information

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KC135TopBoom" class="quote" target="_blank">KC135TopBoom</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>I am embarrassed to acknowledge I ...

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by arluna
Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Mixes Up KC-X Tanker Bid Information
Replies: 145
Views: 16090

RE: Usaf Mixes Up KC-X Tanker Bid Information

UNBELIEVEABLE!! People should be fired for this! The Peter Principle seems to be holding true in the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>: "A person will rise to the level of his own incompetence." The only problem is that it will be some lower ranking enlisted person who will get the blame an...

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by arluna
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Osprey For Marine One?
Replies: 46
Views: 22857

RE: Osprey For Marine One?

I have a question about the V22 that I don't think any one has completely answered. What happens if you lose power? I can see that if it were in airplane mode it would probably have some capability to glide though the landing might be interesting with those enormous props/rotors hanging out on the w...

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by arluna
Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Brief, Unplanned, Flight Of An HP Victor
Replies: 36
Views: 11533

RE: A Brief, Unplanned, Flight Of An HP Victor

Hello all,

It looked to me like the old lady really wanted to fly, she wanted to be in her nautral habitat!

Excellent airmanship!

J

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by arluna
Mon May 04, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Synaesthesia - Do You Experience It?
Replies: 23
Views: 2882

RE: Synaesthesia - Do You Experience It?

Check out this link: <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4602748" target=_blank>http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4602748</a> It must be amazing to hear in color!! I know this young woman. She is very talented and I think her Synaesthesia contributes to h...

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by arluna
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter Shooting Itself Down
Replies: 16
Views: 10516

RE: Fighter Shooting Itself Down

Thanks everyone. I guess I'm not crazy afterall!

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by arluna
Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter Shooting Itself Down
Replies: 16
Views: 10516

RE: Fighter Shooting Itself Down

What's the story on that? I can't imagine how that could happen.

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by arluna
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter Shooting Itself Down
Replies: 16
Views: 10516

Fighter Shooting Itself Down

Has anyone ever heard of a fighter somehow shooting itself down? I know it's a silly question but it seems that I have heard of it happening once upon a time, I don't remember where.

I googled the subject but found nothing. I also did a search on this site and found nothing.

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by arluna
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem Staying Signed In
Replies: 23
Views: 557

RE: Problem Staying Signed In

Hello all,

It's working for me now!

Thanks DM

J

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by arluna
Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Difference Between CH47 Chinook And HC.2 Chinook
Replies: 6
Views: 5451

RE: Difference Between CH47 Chinook And HC.2 Chinook

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by arluna
Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Circuit City Fails
Replies: 20
Views: 2296

RE: Circuit City Fails

Unfortunately, I'm not surprised that Circuit City failed. The store in North Knoxville (TN) had miserable customer service. The last two times I went in the store, not one single employee asked me if I needed help, they just looked at me and then walked away. I wanted to buy a flat screen <acronym ...

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by arluna
Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: CSAR-X Revisited
Replies: 127
Views: 12455

CSAR-X Revisited

< <a href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2008/12/19/320351/picture-fresh-details-emerge-of-taliban-attack-on-uk-chinook.html" target=_blank>http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-taliban-attack-on-uk-chinook.html</a> Here's one really good reason to pick the <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines ...

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by arluna
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Tanker: Airbus Possession Of Boeing Data
Replies: 68
Views: 13388

RE: Usaf Tanker: Airbus Possession Of Boeing Data

Maybe I missed something but could someone please source the patent infringement story? I have read the posts in this thread and haven't seen the source posted. Could it have been in another thread? If it's in this thread would someone give the number of the post?

Thanks,

J

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by arluna
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A or B : Usaf Tanker Decision In March 2010
Replies: 356
Views: 35111

RE: A Or B : Usaf Tanker Decision In March 2010

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by arluna
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals #2
Replies: 65
Views: 10618

2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals #2

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by arluna
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals #2
Replies: 65
Views: 10618

2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals #2

Lumberton, You're right and I was wrong, it was Barney Frank who hinted at a 25% cut in military spending. I think, however, that it's not too far-fetched to think that the president elect will think that cuts in the military budget are a good idea. Large programs that cost a lot of money will be th...

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by arluna
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals #2
Replies: 65
Views: 10618

2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals #2

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by arluna
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals #2
Replies: 65
Views: 10618

2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals #2

Guys, Guys!

This president will have little, if any, regard for the military or it's needs. His staff has already hinted at a 25% cut in military spending so he can spend the money on social programs. I think the tanker buy is probably dead.

J

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by arluna
Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals #2
Replies: 65
Views: 10618

2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals #2

Well folks,

Kiss the tanker competiton goodbye. Our new president will most likely cancel it for good.

J

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by arluna
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dems To Cut US Defense Budget 25%?
Replies: 27
Views: 6862

RE: Dems To Cut US Defense Budget 25%?

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by arluna
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stick To Suing Your Boss!
Replies: 3
Views: 2198

RE: Stick To Suing Your Boss!

See how entertaining us yanks can be?

J

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by arluna
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Got Oil (?) On My Car Window, How To Get It Off?
Replies: 13
Views: 13550

RE: Got Oil (?) On My Car Window, How To Get It Off?

Now folks, don't laugh at me but................ Several years ago I had a similar problem and my Dad told me to use Coca Cola and, guess what, <acronym title="Kingfisher Airlines (India) AND Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> WORKED!!!! Of course the residue around the edges of the windshield g...

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by arluna
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals
Replies: 162
Views: 16328

RE: 2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals

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by arluna
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals
Replies: 162
Views: 16328

RE: 2009 Usaf Tanker Competition Proposals

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by arluna
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Breaking: GAO Sustains Boeing's Protest Of KC-X
Replies: 484
Views: 30201

RE: Breaking: GAO Sustains Boeing's Protest Of KC-X

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by arluna
Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AF To Seek New Tanker Bids Per Outgoing Boss
Replies: 59
Views: 7014

RE: AF To Seek New Tanker Bids Per Outgoing Boss

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by arluna
Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AF Calculation Error, KC-767 Cost Less Than KC-30
Replies: 79
Views: 19897

RE: AF Calculation Error, KC-767 Cost Less Than KC-30

The following is from the introduction to the RFP: "This System Requirements Document (SRD) presents the technical performance required for the replacement tanker aircraft (KC-X). This SRD documents the requirements for the replacement of approximately the first third of the tanker fleet. Minimum pe...

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by arluna
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AF Calculation Error, KC-767 Cost Less Than KC-30
Replies: 79
Views: 19897

RE: AF Calculation Error, KC-767 Cost Less Than KC-30

In the RFP, Section 3.2.1.1.4.1 it states: "The <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-X shall be capable of operating from a 7,000 ft. dry, hard surface runway at sea level (THRESHOLD) using FAA ground rules." In section 3.2.1.1.4.2 the word "shall" is changed to "should" a...

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by arluna
Thu May 29, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: When Is The Hearing For The Usaf Tanker Deal
Replies: 56
Views: 8855

RE: When Is The Hearing For The Usaf Tanker Deal

Please point out the hyperbole.

Thanks,

J

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by arluna
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-104 Glide Ratio?
Replies: 26
Views: 16182

RE: F-104 Glide Ratio?

Using "F-104" and "glide" in the same sentence is an oxymoron.

J

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by arluna
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-767AT
Replies: 71
Views: 5725

RE: KC-767AT

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