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by LCDFlight
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 202
Views: 8908

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

He was trying to get a job as a professional entertainer, but he seemed to hold contempt for the NFL fanbase (they are who they are). It is their money that funds the NFL. So, gosh, it seems like his application to be their professional entertainer was rejected. He didn't have all of the talents th...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints
Replies: 117
Views: 3261

Re: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints

Good, I think it's appropriate. It's okay to censor a network, as long as that network doesn't contain people's communications. Once it does contain people's communications, then I think censorship should be classified as a felony (mail tampering), where the criminal can be rehabilitated in a suppor...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 202
Views: 8908

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

It doesn't matter if you are good enough it is what you produce. Mark Sanchez was the next big thing, went to two AFC championship games (Would have been in one SB if Feely didn't choke and miss every FG) and then after a few bad sacks lost his confidence and was useless and was out of the league s...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 7376

Re: Delta MEC Letter

DL is a well run company. One of the best run companies in the world. Their mgmt pay is far from outrageous. It's actually extremely low. DL management did as well as could be expected in terms of job performance, helping secure a massive federal bailout. The opinion of pilot groups is only relevan...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 7376

Re: Delta MEC Letter

DL is a well run company. One of the best run companies in the world. Their mgmt pay is far from outrageous. It's actually extremely low. DL management did as well as could be expected in terms of job performance, helping secure a massive federal bailout. The opinion of pilot groups is only relevant...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 5295

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

Remember... he was ridiculed for it, totally demonized for “separating families.” Just to be clear here, are you advocating separating children from their parents and then losing track of them? Yes, I believe that sometimes when a person breaks a law, duly-appointed officials sometimes have the unf...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 5295

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

More invective from Stratosphere against migrant workers and asylum seekers...let me check...nope, not surprised. :spin: Let me ask you something. Do you think we should take in any and all people around the world who want to come to the US? How many BILLION do you think that would be? How do you p...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 123
Views: 5406

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

That you know of. Or are we just ignoring Stormy Daniels? Because king MAGA can not be investigated ever for anything. But, Democrats will hold our own responsible for their actions. Even for consensual acts between adults. IIRC Stormy Daniels (If Trump had sex with her) was a consensual act. Not s...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 5295

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

My main objection has been the schools. I would rather have seen schools open and prepare the necessary hospital space, along with digging the necessary graves. Digging graves for sick people who die of natural causes is much, much better than closing schools. Which, to my knowledge, has never been ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 5295

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

Covid response has primarily been about emotions, politics and psychology. The virus itself doesn't care about politics or emotions, or psychology. It is striking very hard in California as we speak, despite their belief they are "doing everything right." It doesn't matter what they feel, ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't MSP a busier airport (in normal times)?
Replies: 98
Views: 9338

Re: Why isn't MSP a busier airport (in normal times)?

Lack of tourism in Minnesota. Also, while there are a good number of Fortune 500 companies with their HQ in the area, a lot of these companies are in industries that don't travel as much as others. MSP punches well above its weight for its population. There's not a lack of anything. In fact, MSP is...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 123
Views: 5406

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

I bet Donald Trump is laughing his butt off at the fall of Gov. Cuomo. I bet Trump will make a big deal of Cuomo problems and put pressure on Republicans in NY to push him out of office as well as get the NYAG and other civil and criminal cases dropped. It is sad how Cuomo has fallen, but in large ...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767
Replies: 136
Views: 22120

Re: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767

I'll say I agree. The 767 can achieve a trip cost that A330, 787, A350, 777 family cannot match. This is key to route profitability in weaker routes. There are some markets, not a lot, but some, where the 763ER is the best performing aircraft. Again because it has the lowest trip cost. On a side not...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’
Replies: 83
Views: 3858

Re: Biden: China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’

There is nothing to explain if you don't plan to do anything substantive, anyway. COVID has made the world more dependant on Chinese manufacturing not less. Trump tariffs are still there. Unless the West decides to add Human Rights considerations to free trade, not much can happen. Environmental co...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite wiper blades
Replies: 32
Views: 1446

Re: Your favorite wiper blades

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by LCDFlight
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 202
Views: 8908

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

Dick Cheney was an horrible individual who should be in jail, her daughter is riding his coattails so indeed she's the totally wrong person to right the ship, even if she makes good points. Exactly, Iraq was the sort of thing that doesn't grow dimmer with time. It was an evil war of ethnic vengeanc...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 202
Views: 8908

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

Thank you for for agreeing with what Afcjets and I were saying about Portland/Oregon versus the South. Exactly, if Nashville were like Portland you might have militia forming in the rural areas of Tennessee. Ummm...not sure what your point is but Trump's racist supporters are everywhere. No one has...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 202
Views: 8908

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

You can look at polling data and find that most Republican voters are actually quite progressive on economic issues (cultural issues are what separate them from lefties). They are pro-healthcare, anti-free trade, anti-corporate, and anti-war. Trump played to those sentiments, which is why he was so...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation
Replies: 119
Views: 5223

Re: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation

Give me my car. Most people prefer a mode of travel at their sole command. I think people like to dress mass transit up as some fantastic thing that can replace cars (it can't) or something but to me it is just a piece in the transit puzzle. I am fine with trains and get the issue with airtravel bu...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"
Replies: 55
Views: 10148

Re: ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"

All of this was predicted when Boeing stopped respecting engineering project management and the manufacturing process. People without even basic respect or knowledge of these processes were put in charge of Boeing, based on a vacuous "streamlining" premise. Where important parts of these p...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 688
Views: 99321

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

The free market will handle how hotel groups merge or form alliances, and airlines should be no different. Pilots are free to try to advocate for what they can. But please do not try to tax me to fund your $270k or whatever income, your lifestyle, your job security. Airlines are a volatile industry....

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by LCDFlight
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 3884

Re: User's rides

I'm driving a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in bianco trofeo (pearl white) with the classic dark 5-hole wheels. https://i.ibb.co/pxPtz0q/PXL-20201107-213554478.jpg https://i.ibb.co/XWwnxzd/liqv-bearmtn-023-landscape.jpg https://i.ibb.co/hMhR4wH/hobart-001-landscape.jpg Very nice. I have the e...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 123
Views: 5406

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

So what did Florida and Texas do that NY didn't do to manage COVID better ? NY was hit very hard, it has nothing to do with the political response. In Florida and Texas they did as little as they could get away with. Absolutely true. Florida and Texas did as little as they could. And it worked out ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 123
Views: 5406

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

So Gov Andrew Cuomo the hero of the liberal news media and liberals in general and winner of an Emmy for his Covid 19 response and even wrote a book while killing people in nursing homes with his awesome leadership. I have to admit though I fell for it initially myself but true to form and like the...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 14761

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

Haters gotta hate. You can spin it any way you want to, but at least for the next four years, your putzes will be under the microscopes. But he can have fun now and poke the White House now. He was acquitted. You can come up with all the explanations you want, the Russians, whatever. What a waste o...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb
Replies: 46
Views: 2515

Re: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/02/09/debate-arises-anew-over-whether-to-change-the-name-of-coon-rapids/ As a person who lives in the region, I've always known that the name "Coon Rapids" was referring to raccoons. However I understand that for many people, especially those outside th...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 14761

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

How very Trumpian - if you don't count all the votes, Trump won. :rotfl: Trumpers and maths - never been their strong point. I don't agree that the US Constitution is Trumpian. It's what the founders agreed to when the nation was created, for exactly this sort of situation. And yes -- he did win, t...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: California Has Failed To Live 'Woke' Values
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: Op-Ed: California Has Failed To Live 'Woke' Values

California is limousine leftist. These tech company guys don't care about poor people. They care about status and their own snobbery. CA is run by affluent government employees and their special goals. Their goal is to choke the wealthy, to get as many hundreds of billions as they can (for the afflu...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200 being retired
Replies: 54
Views: 10569

Re: CRJ-200 being retired

The CRJ-200 was never economically viable. ... There is no way a 50-seat jet can generate enough cash flow to support itself without subsidies. The fellas in charge of OO's prorate ops might disagree. Not all their routes are subsidized. The CRJ-200 proved itself in airline service for 20 years, do...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 14761

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

How very Trumpian - if you don't count all the votes, Trump won. :rotfl: Trumpers and maths - never been their strong point. I don't agree that the US Constitution is Trumpian. It's what the founders agreed to when the nation was created, for exactly this sort of situation. And yes -- he did win, t...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 14761

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

Other than NY and CA, Trump won the popular vote by 3 million votes in 2016. How very Trumpian - if you don't count all the votes, Trump won. :rotfl: What I find hilarious is people spinning this as a win for Trump despite more senators voting "guilty" than not. Trumpers and maths - never...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation
Replies: 119
Views: 5223

Re: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation

What a joke. It's understandable, but I only ask that the people responsible be held personally liable. It's important they learn they have hurt society. Their ignorance has caused real people to go without. When ignorance reaches crisis proportions, you start to get things like California High Spee...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 14761

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

No. Flat out No. There is a difference between investigating allegations of Russian interference vs the lies told by Trump and his corrupt cronies. It wasn't just investigation. There was a whole impeachment trial about it. And it was... Unfounded. It was a lie. Other than NY and CA, Trump won the ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 14761

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

As an aside, I fail to see the patriotism in overturning a fairly decided election outcome... Which is exactly what the left did from the day Trump was elected. No. Flat out No. There is a difference between investigating allegations of Russian interference vs the lies told by Trump and his corrupt...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to finance urban public transport/ New York Public transport
Replies: 24
Views: 1606

Re: How to finance urban public transport/ New York Public transport

New York obviously is rich enough to fund a public transport system. It's one of the richest cities in the world. The single step that would have to be taken would be to remove the corruption and graft that completely saturates the way the MTA employs people. Its pensions would need to be put in fro...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1074
Views: 104632

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

There I disagree, fear should have no place in an engineering team, respect for the challenge ahead - yes, but fear - no. Fear is something that triggers our most basic instincts and puts us in simple fight or flight mode, which means binary choices mostly driven by instinct. In its extreme, yes, b...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will future battery tech enable regenerative braking?
Replies: 14
Views: 2508

Re: Will future battery tech enable regenerative braking?

Others already pointed out the problem here. You are conserving a relatively small amount of power (one deceleration per flight). And you need to sacrifice an absolute ton of money and flight weight to do that. Which will cost plenty of fuel. So no, it doesn't make sense.

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by LCDFlight
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Kerry, Climate Czar’s Private Jet Defense
Replies: 48
Views: 1915

Re: John Kerry, Climate Czar’s Private Jet Defense

It's both science and politics, AND class! "Rich" people will NEVER sacrifice. They will NEVER expose themselves to environmentally friendly living. Nor will they endure a possibility of a crime happening to them. They'll have a guy with a gun ready 24/7. These political fads do not even i...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 43
Views: 3348

Re: AUS Airport Announcement Tomorrow

Unfortunately it’s not a new flight. DM’d AUS on Instagram. “Nope, it’s not an air service announcement! Something else that we’re excited to share tomorrow!” Guess we’ll find out tomorrow if it was even worth making a thread :spin: return of live music in the airport I bet. Yes that would certainl...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/2/2021:AA DABPHL;AS Cuts EWRSJC,LAXORD,PHLSFO,PAE-BOI/PDX,More;F9 Axes 31 Routes;SY Expands;UA SJT;WN
Replies: 91
Views: 14290

Re: OAG Changes 2/2/2021:AA DABPHL;AS Cuts EWRSJC,LAXORD,PHLSFO,PAE-BOI/PDX,More;F9 Axes 31 Routes;SY Expands;UA SJT;WN

Wow, this looked like a very impressive step up in capacity for AA, middling for DL and a step back for UA. As COVID death rates structurally decline in the USA (hopefully), we may be on the brink of a major capacity boost in the US. My guess is international stuff only begins to recover deep into J...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

I think the Republicans love identity politics. If you are not white, you are criminal. If you are a Muslim, you are a terrorist... and so on. Imho the main difference between the two sides is which identitiy is seen as good, which idendtitiy is the victim and which idendtity is bad. For me this is...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and Taiwan, the next big thing?
Replies: 27
Views: 1649

Re: China and Taiwan, the next big thing?

Projecting power isn't to defend your life. I thought the US had gotten that after all this time. Absolutely not. We should not forget that the normal state of human affairs is wars and chaos. The US's projection of power is what keeps the world, including the EU, orderly and livable. Your cynical ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

White. White American is an identity. Some of these people try to act like everything besides "white, straight, Christian" is an "identity". White Americans are a tiny proportion of global population. I always say that India's culture is more important, and more interesting than...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling wide bodies
Replies: 31
Views: 4661

Re: Refueling wide bodies

Along the same lines, do airlines strategically shop around for fuel at airports/states/countries with lower prices? Major airlines have people...really software, now, I guess, whose job it is to decide whether it’s more cost efficient...or sometimes, schedule/marketing efficient, to tanker fuel th...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and Taiwan, the next big thing?
Replies: 27
Views: 1649

Re: China and Taiwan, the next big thing?

I hope that Taiwan serves as a symbol, that a deeply Chinese form of democracy can result in a free, vibrant society. The values of universal suffrage and rule of law are essential to the Chinese nation. I do expect there to be struggles, as gangsters and thugs are brought to their knees by the Chin...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220-100 is the new 757-200
Replies: 47
Views: 4886

Re: A220-100 is the new 757-200

How “lightly” is lightly? How much of a derate applied? Is “full” thrust full or at reduced setting or full at the derate? Remember “full” means at the rating, so you can have “full” derate 1 or wash out the derates. Is the 757 so light, the TO is based on reduced thrust on the derate power. And no...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220-100 is the new 757-200
Replies: 47
Views: 4886

Re: A220-100 is the new 757-200

It bears repeating, but a heavy B739 at full thrust will accelerate and climb more strongly, in some cases, than a lightly loaded 752 on a derated takeoff. Not a pilot, but I think this statement is correct.

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

You can't deny that people constantly trumpet their identity. I am surprised the people who do this would find the term "identity politics" in any way disagreeable. Aren't they tremendously proud of involving identity in their politics? I fear you aren't celebrating it. My boomer mother h...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3228

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

Being obsessed with one's identity verges on being a mental disorder. Life is short. One of my greatest advantages in life was that I never became interested in my identity. This gave me about 4 hours a day throughout my adult life that many people don't have. Part of it can be spent on a.net! :) De...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA/CRJ Grounding?
Replies: 47
Views: 6946

Re: PSA/CRJ Grounding?

How does an operator miss an inspection by SIX YEARS?! There’s no excuse for this. If PSA wasn’t on the WO chopping block before, they better be now. I can see it happening if the engineering department at the airline doesn’t have the appropriate checks and balances to ensure that every Airworthine...

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