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by 889091
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

Letter sent from Greg Hunt (Federal Health Minister) to Craig Tiley (Australian Open CEO) dated 29 Nov 2021. See paragraphs 4, 5 & 9. Looks like Novak would have been allowed in, if he had served the mandatory quarantine period. Again, this information is from 29 Nov 2021, so things may have cha...

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by 889091
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 2241

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Popeye

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by 889091
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRxyGJGi6OE Watching the hearing on the above. What strikes me is that the judges look painfully bored by Novak's advocate's advocacy. Do federal judges usually look painfully bored by advocates' advocacy? Perhaps it's just a very boring case legally. Team ...

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by 889091
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

Well they might be on to something :stirthepot: https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-national-update-anti-vax-protesters-march-in-sydney-and-melbourne-amid-almost-20-million-double-dose-target/129b4d56-eca1-48d0-832f-a85c856c1c75 Protesters have taken to the streets in Sydney and Melbourne...

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by 889091
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

https://www.politico.eu/article/spain-i ... -vaccines/
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Spain is not investigating Novak after all.

https://www.politico.eu/article/spain-i ... -vaccines/

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by 889091
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 2241

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Scale

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by 889091
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

Seeing that the draw has been finalised, and Novak is the top seed, if/when he does get deported, does he get any prizemoney for getting into Round 1? If he does, the most sensible thing to do would be to donate it to charity.

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by 889091
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

Spain is now investigating: Fresh reports emerged on Thursday claiming Spanish authorities are investigating Djokovic over his arrival into the country. The tennis star said his agent incorrectly ticked “no” on a form asking if he had travelled in the 14 days before leaving for Australia, when in fa...

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by 889091
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 2241

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Slapstick

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by 889091
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

The Australian government is preparing its case to deport Novak Djokovic after he admitted to attending an event and interview in Serbia after testing Covid-positive. Australia's Department of Home Affairs' investigation was widened today to include his breach of isolation requirements in Serbia, i...

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by 889091
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

“The air ticket alone cost 60,000 Czech crowns (AUD$3877) and my coach travelled with me. And then there is all that time, hotels, training for the grand slam, the potential prize money. “I hope Tennis Australia will face up to it and that we won’t have to take legal steps,” added Voracova, who sai...

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by 889091
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 2241

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Cleaner

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by 889091
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freaky accident
Replies: 16
Views: 955

Re: Freaky accident

I went to the dentist this afternoon, and as I rose from the chair, I heard a loud bang. I said to the dentist, not to worry, the streets are broken up snd they are working on it. I was quite wrong when I vacated the office, this was my view, without the officials of course. https://platform.duic.n...

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by 889091
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

So why wasn't this evidence presented to the judge during the hearing? That was the whole reason for the hearing in the first place right? The facts of the entry were not argued, just procedural fairness. The fact he went to Spain was no r declared in the interview either. I think the ABF dropped t...

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by 889091
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

Perhaps the authorities are quietly hoping that he gets bungled out in the first round and by this time next week, he should be out of the country anyway.... Unlikely. His magical thinking skills should not be underestimated. He will likely use this as fuel. Another scenario is they're quietly meet...

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by 889091
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

Perhaps the authorities are quietly hoping that he gets bungled out in the first round and by this time next week, he should be out of the country anyway....

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by 889091
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

New twist reported in the press. Apparently there has been a failure to disclose all countries visited in the 14 days prior to arrival. There is an allegation he was in Spain during the 14 day period and this was not declared. If he went to Spain and was required to declare that to Oz border force ...

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by 889091
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

If the Australian minister concerned does exercise his/her power to cancel Novak's visa, when is that likely to happen? I presume it will be a matter that will not be left without timely attention. We don't want Novak being marched off the court when he's a set up in the final, do we? There will be...

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by 889091
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

Novak supporters now outside the rear entrance of his Solicitor's office building in Melbourne (Rialto building), wonder how long until the riot squad show up.... Care to pick some lotto numbers for me? :lol: https://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/supporters-of-novak-djokovic-spark-violent-scenes-in-...

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by 889091
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

Have just heard ex-minister Alexander Downer(?) being interviewed by BBC 24 hour news. He said that that the government wrote to Tennis Australia in November informing them that there would be no exemptions from 2 week quarantine on entering Australia except for people who were vaccinated. Having b...

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by 889091
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1746

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Starlionblue wrote:
I'm an Airbus guy, but I've been in the Boeing sims and sure, the overhead panel is a bit of a mystery, ...


You win the internet for the day! :D

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by 889091
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

That’s not the point; it is Australian law to enter you be vaccinated, he applied for visa before his posative result, he has no plans to be vaccinated before entering Australia, on those grounds alone he is not of good character The judge presiding over the initial hearing would have looked at the...

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by 889091
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

Apparently the Minister has 4 hours to keep him in detention in these circumstances using their personal powers. Local media reporting that The Minster has not made a decision tonight, and may make a decision tomorrow.... Wouldn't that play into the hands of team Novak again? If the Australian Gove...

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by 889091
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 290
Views: 11312

Re: Australian Open 2022

All the attention has been focused on Novak - what about the other Czech female doubles player who has been formally deported back home? Obviously it pays to have $ available to fund for the legal top dogs to defend you. Personally not a fan of Novak, but it looks like there has been a major screw-u...

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by 889091
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 2241

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Cat

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by 889091
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 2241

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Lamb

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by 889091
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 2241

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Stains

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by 889091
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 2241

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Grace

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by 889091
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 2241

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Grace

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by 889091
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 687

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q1 2022

awe, except for the person...

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by 889091
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 2241

Re: Word Game Q1 2022

Load

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by 889091
Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales
Replies: 34
Views: 5497

Re: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales

What the heck is a “alternative suggestion “? If this is true, say so. Maybe even give a URL. But everything I’ve read is that they failed to produce the airplanes. https://theaviationgeekclub.com/heres-why-egypt-will-never-receive-sukhoi-su-35-fighter-jets-and-why-theres-no-confirmation-for-any-of...

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by 889091
Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 12561

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Phoenix

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by 889091
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18
Replies: 20
Views: 2200

Re: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18

Assuming that the RMAF is targeting the F-18 for commonality with its existing fleet of 8 F-18D what other 'second-hand' options does it have besides the Kuwaiti jets? Swiss AF? Ozair mentioned sometime ago that those airframes are basically toast due to BCM by the Swiss AF. Spanish AF F-18? https:/...

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by 889091
Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 238
Views: 66052

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

https://twitter.com/Tobias_Gudat/status/1472970559189397507?t=tYACw9-Y_4GPhQnciBN7mg&s=19 Aren't aircraft with wing mounted engines normally tail heavy without the engines mounted on the airframe? We'd normally see concrete blocks hanging off the pylons to address this issue. Or is the tug hold...

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by 889091
Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18
Replies: 20
Views: 2200

Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18

https://www.bernama.com/en/crime_courts ... id=2036457

Hot and sandy desert operations in Kuwait to hot and humid conditions in Malaysia. Will premature corrosion be a potential problem?
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From Malaysia's official news agency, Bernama:

https://www.bernama.com/en/crime_courts ... id=2036457

Hot and sandy desert operations in Kuwait to hot and humid conditions in Malaysia. Will premature corrosion be a potential problem?

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by 889091
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 378
Views: 29925

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Tugger wrote:

But this won't break NATO. (But France could leave cuz' they'll do what they want to do, but I still don't think they'll leave. At least not yet or over this.)

Tugg


Wasn't/Isn't Macron pushing for an European Army sometime back (if memory serves me correctly)?

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by 889091
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NAS Miramar
Replies: 10
Views: 1138

Re: NAS Miramar

Why go through the trouble of removing the rudders though?

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by 889091
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 378
Views: 29925

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

It has been reported that Australia is getting Tomahawks, so unless they can be torpedo tube launched, then you can expect these subs will built to accommodate vertical launch of them. Tomahawks can be torpedo tube launched. That is how the Astute class subs launch their Tomahawks. Vertical launch ...

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by 889091
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13720

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

I would like to think that, at the very least, the communications encryption and jamming equipment was bulldozed! Those could do serious damage. So who will take bets on where the loot will end up? China, Russia and Iran seem likely. I would think that seeing an unspecified quantity of Semtex and C...

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by 889091
Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 177
Views: 36806

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

Is baggage also carried in the cargo hold or is it hand carry only?

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by 889091
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 23726

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

A French A400M dispensing flares during takeoff from Kabul. https://twitter.com/air_intel/status/1429162130926940160 I've read various explanations for this, the one I found the most compelling is that it's a bug: the open landging gear doors extend beyond the aircraft's sponsons, and as they close...

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by 889091
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 11192

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

The Taliban 'inherited' a lot of US military hardware when the Afghan Armed Forces capitulated.... A M240 on full auto can do a lot of damage to a low flying And the leadership would hoard those equipment for use against the remaining Afgani hold out as opposed to risk losing them by provoking an A...

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by 889091
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 11192

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

So in theory it would be harder for these elements to shoot down a helicopter than setting up road blocks. bt The Taliban 'inherited' a lot of US military hardware when the Afghan Armed Forces capitulated.... A M240 on full auto can do a lot of damage to a low flying helo. https://www.itemfix.com/v...

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by 889091
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing MQ-25 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 130
Views: 26776

Re: Boeing MQ-25 News and Discussion Thread

bikerthai wrote:
We are talking about tanking and or ISR. Wonder if some nation with only drogue tanking requirement would op for this instead of a KC-130 or other smaller tankers.

bt


Not many nations have the secured satellite bandwidth to operate the MQ-25 anywhere in the world, should the need arise......

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by 889091
Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 177
Views: 36806

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

Would the airlines participating in CRAF/activated by CRAF need to fly in an additional set of cockpit/cabin crew? Obviously, they can't overnight in a hotel in Kabul once they time out.

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by 889091
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 191579

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

The last batch of chartered commercial planes which flew out of KBL (Kam Air, TK, etc) - were they insured? Who/which company underwrote their insurance?

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by 889091
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 11192

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

Will the entire crew and pax on board the USAF C-17 have to undergo mandatory Covid19 quarantine in Qatar? I only saw a handful of evacuees donning face masks. Granted, getting out of Kabul is of a higher priority than contracting Covid19, but it would be disastrous if the crew turned out to be asym...

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