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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 93
Views: 2706

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I suggest that we all take time to read the List of Nuclear Close Calls in Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_close_calls Here is one that I hadn't heard about - After the 1969 EC-121 shootdown incident, F-4 Phantom fighter jets at Kunsan Air Base were ordered to load B61 nucle...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership
Replies: 32
Views: 5375

Re: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership

I should add that American's approach is not indicative of something wrong. But companies with a lot of debt have to be sure they can make the payments.

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership
Replies: 32
Views: 5375

Re: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership

Not every airline is in the same boat Southwest Airlines Co LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset : 0.28 (As of Jun. 2021) Spirit Airlines LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset : 0.51 (As of Jun. 2021) American Airlines Group LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset : 0.61 (As of Jun. 2021) LT (long term) Debt to Total Assets is a measurement rep...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3533

Re: What happened to Denver?

Income inequality causes things like left wing revolutions (Lenin) or right wing despots (Hitler). I will never forget the words of one of the sweetest, kindest women I have ever met. She was born around 1905 and spent her first 25 years in Germany. We were sitting around discussing politics and go...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership
Replies: 32
Views: 5375

Re: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership

When people attack AA's debt load, they need to remember that AA is much farther along in refleeting than any other US airline. Debt levels at every other carrier are expected to rise as they take delivery of a significant number of aircraft over coming years while AA's deliveries are ramping down....

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3533

Re: What happened to Denver?

Income inequality causes things like left wing revolutions (Lenin) or right wing despots (Hitler). I will never forget the words of one of the sweetest, kindest women I have ever met. She was born around 1905 and spent her first 25 years in Germany. We were sitting around discussing politics and got...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership
Replies: 32
Views: 5375

Re: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership

American has the largest debt load of any US carrier. By a lot. They need as much revenue as possible to keep making those debt payments. Recall how they added so much capacity ahead of the other carriers. This investment has that potential too. Note how often they talk about reducing debt in their ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership
Replies: 32
Views: 5375

Re: AA invest $200mil in GOL, expand partnership

AA is using borrowed money for this investment. They also used this borrowed money to pay off the portion of the CARES Act funds that weren't an outright grant. The true risk is on the whoever lent them the money. American Air Reportedly Set to Issue $10 Billion of Debt MAR 10, 2021 10:14 AM EST Ame...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3533

Re: What happened to Denver?

Just read Wikipedia's Triffin Dilemma. Like most economics and monetary theory, now my head hurts.

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will ICAO new emission standards tighten even further?
Replies: 15
Views: 2045

Re: Will ICAO new emission standards tighten even further?

Was reading the White House press release on Biden's Plan and noticed an interesting statement - "will result in the production and use of billions of gallons of sustainable fuel that will enable aviation emissions to drop 20% by 2030 when compared to business as usual" So without defining...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 7803

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

With the trend of bad behavior onboard flights, has there ever been a case where an air marshal intervened? I recall stories of off duty law enforcement getting involved but not air marshals. Regarding firearms onboard, companies (Byrna is one) have developed a series of non-lethal hand guns (air po...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Midwestindy - so with this projection, when will you think the US3 (ex-SWA) will be profitable? Assuming no new payroll support after this quarter ends.

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: cleaner jet fuel may not fly
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

cleaner jet fuel may not fly

In an article written by David Koenig AP Airlines Writer, he describes the challenges that substainable jet fuel will face. It's a good read. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article254150423.html Excerpt - WHITE HOUSE, touting Biden’s steps to involve the government, aircraft makers, airli...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3533

Re: What happened to Denver?

Would you support adoption of the Singapore model to deal with drug addiction and it's by product homelessness? A quote from the story - "We invest significant efforts to prevent drug abuse. The government works closely with community groups, parents and teachers to educate youths and the gener...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3533

Re: What happened to Denver?

So if cheap goods are so great for America, why is our country experiencing unprecedented income inequality? Where are all the family sustaining jobs ? We want our companies to provide livable wages, family leave, health insurance, etc and then pay a large share of the US budget. And while your doin...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will ICAO new emission standards tighten even further?
Replies: 15
Views: 2045

Re: Will ICAO new emission standards tighten even further?

Interesting story on wings magazine website that questions industry statements on sustainable jet fuel. Biden’s goal for cleaner jet fuel may not fly ALLAS (AP) — President Joe Biden and his team are promoting an agreement reached with the U.S. airline industry to cut aircraft greenhouse-gas emissio...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 795
Views: 99824

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

It won't be cheap to close BKL. How many millions would the City have to pay to break those leases with the owners of the hangers and Ultimate Air Shuttle? Will they need to pay back the FAA for airport grants - e.g. recent multi million for overrun protection? What about the property and income tax...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 795
Views: 99824

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Haslams fly into Hopkins - you could walk from the IX Center to Browns Training facility in Berea.

I recall seeing his Falcon at the JET CENTER but that was a few years ago.

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3533

Re: What happened to Denver?

Didn't homelessness go hand in hand with joblessness, joblessness in the US started in the Reagan era when companies started to shut down manufacturing plants and exported production/jobs to low cost countries? Social dumping to provide increased profits fueled by corporate greed have a lot to do w...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I agree that some airlines will be fine.

Us old timers who saw the cycle of folks losing their pensions and Chapter 11 filings are scarred I guess. Just remember the most dangerous words in business "it's different this time".

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

In 2Q, Delta reported a profit of $652 million. But only because the Govt payroll support. "Delta said Wednesday that it earned $652 million in the second quarter. However, Delta’s report shows that airlines still face turbulence as they try to rebound from their worst year ever. Without $1.5 b...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

What would really be helpful is a chart that showed monthly or quarterly cost per available seat mile and revenue per available seat mile by airline. Are those readily available? Can't compare monthly since its reported on a quarterly basis. Q3 2021 comparisons coming next month will be useful, but...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3533

Re: What happened to Denver?

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging." ~ Will Rodgers So we have a 200,000 more poor people each month at the border.https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/08/13/migrant-encounters-at-u-s-mexico-border-are-at-a-21-year-high/ We have no penalties for having children you can't support...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

What would really be helpful is a chart that showed monthly or quarterly cost per available seat mile and revenue per available seat mile by airline. Are those readily available?

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Will SW and AA pilots go from too much work to not enough very shortly?

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Are any industry insiders seeing hiring being reduced from the early summer announcements?

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The Citation that recently went down in Connecticut had 2 passengers - Doctors. I don't know whether they were flying on business or vacations. But I believe there are a lot more people flying private because 1) Americans with really good jobs ($250k plus) usually have 401k and 403b that are worth ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

What exactly does AA "Adjusted total operating expenses (excluding fuel) ($ millions) (b)$490 - $500 mean? Thats F9, not AA https://i.imgur.com/tuqABLm.png https://ir.flyfrontier.com/static-files/de797e2b-ae79-45b6-a457-0ffe69895c02 DL: https://i.imgur.com/yUgpHN6.png https://d18rn0p25nwr6d.cl...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

What exactly does AA "Adjusted total operating expenses (excluding fuel) ($ millions) (b)$490 - $500 mean?

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

$250k? Yeah right. Thats in the demographic that will buy domestic first or maybe splurge on J to Europe for a special trip but not regular customers of private charters. $2.5 M maybe. Jet Cards make private more "affordable." Wheels Up for someone with $250k/yr isn't unreasonable. They'l...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

And the Delta variant of COVID is going to give GA even more time to grow while the majors are facing the end of payroll support, rising labor costs, high fuel prices and stronger ULCC competition.

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Not the final price for sure but this is information is current on their web site https://www.paramountbusinessjets.com/aircraft/citation-cj1.html At least you know the other passenger won't give you COVID . . A Piper Meridian would be even less Citation CJ1 Private Jet Charter Flights and Prices Th...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

If you can come up with a business reason for a trip (say a seminar) the government picks up about 25 percent of the bill. The evidence is there in the various articles quoted in Post 2094 by FlyingElvii. There is record demand for business aviation. They are profitable. US airlines are losing money...

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2215
Views: 297409

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The Citation that recently went down in Connecticut had 2 passengers - Doctors. I don't know whether they were flying on business or vacations. But I believe there are a lot more people flying private because 1) Americans with really good jobs ($250k plus) usually have 401k and 403b that are worth m...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi time at CLT
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Taxi time at CLT

I wonder how much it costs AA in extra crew pay and fuel for those 20 minute taxi's? It must be millions, no?

Is there a published source available that compares different airports for this "lost" time? It should include time spent waiting for takeoff or a gate.

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42111

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

I'm not sure Afghanistan can grow enough food to feed itself. No hard currency. With that crazy birthrate (along with the other neighboring country's) does not bode well for the future.

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 795
Views: 99824

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Does anyone have the latest statistics on how many people actually do connect in CLE?

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18034

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

This isn’t a customer service related issue, this is issue of policy being enforced due to a no-carry baggage program due to the limitations of a 50 seat aircraft. You want this problem to go-away, tell United to get rid of their 50 seat aircraft or find a way to configure them in a way that allows...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 130
Views: 6869

Re: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage

Famous last words in economics - "It's different this time". America is running huge trade deficits mainly because our companies have offshored the production of just about everthing. Boeing our biggest exporter is not helping things either. Countries (China and Japan) hold US debt not to ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 130
Views: 6869

Re: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage

Their best weapon wont be nuclear - it will be the replacement of the US dollar as the reserve currency when we finally go broke No one will make the Renminbi a reserve currency with how they are forcing things in their economy. At worst/best any new one would be a cybercoin "basket" curr...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18034

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

One more reason why the the current system of using other companies to operate flights on your behalf is just wrong. When the planes purposely look the same, when you board thru the same gates, when the gate and flight attendants uniforms look the same. And when the flight are marketed and sold on t...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 130
Views: 6869

Re: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage

Nope - remember the frog in the pot. Continue weakening the west thru trade and disinformation, use cyber warfare, a few more bouts of COVID, and keep everyone guessing by building up the military. Make'em think you might just be crazy enough. Their best weapon wont be nuclear - it will be the repla...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42111

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKBpTThDopY
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Mark Felton has put together a episode on the military history of Afghanistan from late 1800's to modern day which is really good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKBpTThDopY

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42111

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

My point was there was no last stand at the gates of Paris or Kabul. Unlike Moscow and Berlin.

That actually turned out pretty well for the French because Paris was pretty much in one piece when the war ended.

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42111

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Where is the Taliban going to get fuel? No oil reserves, no refineries and no hard currency. It will have to be smuggled in but they will probably trade arms for fuel. Hard currency...? Afghanistan has the hardest currency in the world. They "print" it themselves. It is called "opium...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 186350

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Over 300 people on a 727. Twice with the risk of AOG forever . Amazing. IIRC there were 727's airlifting folks during the fall of S Vietnam 46 years ago too.

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42111

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Kabul fell just like Paris did in 1940. Once you think you've lost and your leaders think so too, then it's over. The Russians and German's didn't follow this philosophy.

Even the South Vietnamese Army fought like hell until the end.

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 21628

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021

Does Hawaii now charge a fee or tax on air travel to the State? Wonder if it is legal if they added a "Traveler Impact Fee" ? They could probably make it rebate able to Hawaiian residents.

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42111

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Where is the Taliban going to get fuel? No oil reserves, no refineries and no hard currency. It will have to be smuggled in but they will probably trade arms for fuel. Didn't the US do that to get Stinger manpads off the market? Arms and refugees out fuel and hard currency in. Time for the CIA to ge...

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