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by bobinthecar
Thu May 27, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 173
Views: 14858

Re: F-15X has no mission!

I would be willing to bet that the F-15EX in 20 years will still be the equal or superior to the vast majority of aircraft it is likely to face.

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by bobinthecar
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID Health Department Follow-Ups
Replies: 16
Views: 1048

Re: COVID Health Department Follow-Ups

Why did you bother getting tested in the first place? Why would you subject yourself to this if you can avoid it? If you are symptomatic you stay home. If someone in your family is sick you stay home. What upside is there to you and your family to getting tested? Would your treatment be any differe...

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by bobinthecar
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID Health Department Follow-Ups
Replies: 16
Views: 1048

Re: COVID Health Department Follow-Ups

Why did you bother getting tested in the first place? Why would you subject yourself to this if you can avoid it? If you are symptomatic you stay home. If someone in your family is sick you stay home. What upside is there to you and your family to getting tested? Would your treatment be any differen...

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by bobinthecar
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted
Replies: 52
Views: 2851

Re: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted

Amazing that so many here defend this anti-science, anti-expertise mindset when science and engineering brought into being the machines this site pays homage to. Nothing scientific has shown that masks reduced the spread of COVID. Theater Ah yah? Got a consensus of peer reviewed papers saying just ...

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by bobinthecar
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35912

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

noviorbis77 wrote:
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/travel-home-abroad-covid-uk-b1800163.html

We may not get an overseas visit this year in the UK.


Good luck with that. I will take my un vaccinated self and money elsewhere.

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by bobinthecar
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35912

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

A sitting US congressman has died from Covid-19 https://www.axios.com/ron-wright-dies-covid-19-cancer-texas-039b220a-e7fe-4b8e-b211-0b7b6723bae0.html Two takeaways. This illustrates the point that 430K have not died from COVID in the US. The reality is 430K people died who also had with a recent po...

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by bobinthecar
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Americans Ready To Talk About Mass Mental Illness?
Replies: 50
Views: 3740

Re: Are Americans Ready To Talk About Mass Mental Illness?

WIederling wrote:
to use SF writer Larry Niven's words: "The majority is always sane!" :-)


One of the very few sensible posts on this thread.

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by bobinthecar
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35912

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

A sitting US congressman has died from Covid-19 https://www.axios.com/ron-wright-dies-covid-19-cancer-texas-039b220a-e7fe-4b8e-b211-0b7b6723bae0.html He'd battled multiple bouts of lung cancer in recent years and was hospitalized last fall due to complications with his treatment, per the Fort Worth...

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by bobinthecar
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Americans Ready To Talk About Mass Mental Illness?
Replies: 50
Views: 3740

Re: Are Americans Ready To Talk About Mass Mental Illness?

This thread is a good example why I try my best not to log in and just read.By what standard do you judge? Frankly I think mental illness is being displayed on this thread by people who think just because they have different beliefs or view of the world are mentally ill. That is pretty sad and hones...

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by bobinthecar
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35912

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Amazing how nobody on here are talking about side effects of the vaccines? Check out the incident reporting on VAERS of adverse reactions and deaths within a short time frame after receiving the shot (mostly in the elderly). Also various news articles of deaths (Norway springs to mind). Most "...

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by bobinthecar
Tue May 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 45026

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Depends on how you look at it. Would also mean the US getting to play with the newest anti-aircraft system of their greatest and most aggressive adversary and rival.


The S-400 is not made by the Chinese.

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by bobinthecar
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 154
Views: 16558

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Ridiculous. The EU is the primary factor in establishing peace in Europe since WWII, not NATO.


On what planet are you referring?

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by bobinthecar
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 164034

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I am as big a fan of the F-35 as anyone. Between it and the F-22 it will assure air superiority over any forseen foe for decades. It is also a known fact that 4th gen jets like the F-15 and F-16 are made more effective and survivable in many scenarios when flown with 5th gen jets. It is also a fact ...

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by bobinthecar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 164034

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I've put it here given the direct reference to the F-15X in the letter. Obviously Cornyn and Cruz are from Texas and therefore have a strong interest in preserving F-35 production and jobs but it is hard to deny what they are recommending. Replacing old ANG F-15s with new build rather than rebuild ...

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by bobinthecar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3948

Re: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions

Sure, but if we take the premise that there will likely be four to six carriers deployed at any one time in a near-peer conflict then there should be enough aircraft available to mass those four to six vessels, especially if the USN actually solves the depot funding issue. During GW I there was I t...

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by bobinthecar
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3948

Re: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions

I'm have read some parts of that. I see both good reasons and some bad consequences to moving from an LHA to a CVL. The USN returned the well deck on subsequent LHAs so I expect it was clear from operational experience that they struggled to land the weight of firepower they needed. Unless the CVL ...

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by bobinthecar
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3948

Re: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions

Interestingly the document suggests that some of the UCAV operations will have to remain man in the loop with some long chain LOS datalinks but some operations will require a more rapid automated response such as ASCM defence. How do you guarantee the integrity of the data links? I do understand th...

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by bobinthecar
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3948

Re: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions

Its a really good (long) read. To my mind, the graphic on page 112 (wish I could figure out this editor) shows the biggest problem of the current CAW. The range of current strikers including the F-35 leaves the wing without a long range strike option. The MQ-25 should go a long way towards helping w...

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by bobinthecar
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 249019

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Germany is going to buy nothing but Eurofighters and as few of them as possible as well. If they really want a nuclear capable plane they will buy a few Rafales. By the time they get FCAS, if they even get FCAS the F-35 will be as embedded in the worlds Air Forces as the F-16 is today and the F-35 w...

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by bobinthecar
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 164034

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

At the end of the day it's cheaper over the life of the plane to buy new F-15s than it is to update the existing F-15Cs. Those planes had to be updated in order to maintain force levels. If you poke around enough you will see that, no, there is not enough capacity in the supply chain to increase F-3...

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by bobinthecar
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 164034

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

This is a great idea and hopefully the price will eventually be less than 100 million per unit. As pointed out there are many missions that the F-35/F-16 is not suitable or optimal. The air force will continue to need a heavy fighter and 150 combat coded F-22s are not enough. These F-15s can supplem...

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by bobinthecar
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 90371

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Now if only we could get a nonstop from HPN to BTV. But for now I will take the upgrade to LGA.

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by bobinthecar
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 6602

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

It takes some guts to post this on A net given all the trolls. I would say this. Get out there. Be you. Girls like guys that are kind and funny. You don't have to be perfect. You don't have to be really good looking or a genius. Just by kind, thoughtful and have a sense of humor. Get out there. Be p...

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