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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 85
Views: 10358

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

Had those guys ever been in a plane before?

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 37
Views: 1252

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

Cuomo isn't going to resign. He's going to ride it down into the crash. He will use the Delta variant to stay in office. The AG is a joke. Agreed. He won his election to office. This is a power grab by the unelected, and likely unelectable. He has nothing to gain by resigning. He may run for office...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 37
Views: 1354

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

“Stand your ground” does not mean “leave, then retake your ground with unlimited amounts of deadly force” lol. Unless he was protecting the life of a nearby innocent person by doing so.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to bring back (some) regulation
Replies: 121
Views: 9323

Re: Time to bring back (some) regulation

It's not just ULCC's - quotes from the Reuters link I posted above By midafternoon Monday, Spirit Airlines canceled about 290 flights — more than one-third of its schedule — citing weather and “operational challenges.” That was after canceling one-fifth of its flights Sunday. The Florida-based disc...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to bring back (some) regulation
Replies: 121
Views: 9323

Re: Time to bring back (some) regulation

The airlines work immeasurably better than they would if the government were involved.

The airlines also had plenty of available money (the capital markets were absolutely flush with cash throughout nearly all of 2020-2021).

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 37
Views: 1584

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

So true. The news is just absolutely toxic sludge. I see other people parroting all kinds of wrong ideas they see on the news. And I become upset and manipulated by news myself because I can’t look away from the cancerous, self aggrandizing, stultified dumpster fire that it is. Well... the first st...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 28
Views: 936

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

It's all been said, but somehow bass can communicate the most important things in music! What's Goin' On by Marvin Gaye is about the most tasteful well known bass track I can come up with.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MPH student shifting into aviation
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: MPH student shifting into aviation

Does corporate wellness interest you? It is more of a broad career that would allow you to do airline HQ jobs, get flight benefits, but not box you into the airline industry (which is small) for life. And it's a career path that will be around for the long term. That what I would look into. Just a ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 37
Views: 1354

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

He was a crime victim who became angry and then committed a crime himself. You’re not allowed to do that. Messed up situation. Shame on the kids’ mothers and fathers who are the root cause of the situation, and shame on the guy also.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MPH student shifting into aviation
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: MPH student shifting into aviation

Does corporate wellness interest you? It is more of a broad career that would allow you to do airline HQ jobs, get flight benefits, but not box you into the airline industry (which is small) for life. And it's a career path that will be around for the long term. That what I would look into. Just a t...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 37
Views: 1252

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

Cuomo should go away, this is wrong. But every GOP member of A.net should shut the hell up about this story until they make the same resignation claims towards the trash in their party. I didn’t really notice the GOP taking an active role in this. To the extent this is a power grab, which it always...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 37
Views: 1584

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

So true. The news is just absolutely toxic sludge.

I see other people parroting all kinds of wrong ideas they see on the news. And I become upset and manipulated by news myself because I can’t look away from the cancerous, self aggrandizing, stultified dumpster fire that it is.

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by LCDFlight
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest commercial flight record
Replies: 24
Views: 2582

Re: Longest commercial flight record

Also, not exactly a "scheduled" (as in "regularly operated") flight, but Austrian flew a 777-200ER from Vienna to Sydney for Covid repatriations. Close to 18h, a remarkable endurance for a 777E! https://www.flugrevue.de/zivil/nonstop-wien-sydney-laengster-flug-in-der-geschichte-...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4575

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

My feeling is he is as sincere as anyone can be in this big bad world we live in. (Are our actions or words sometimes influenced by money… yes). You owe me a new screen The guy uploaded nearly 5,000 accepted photos to this site. He did that for clout?! Nobody cares about weird guys who upload airli...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4575

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

I’ve worked with Sam and know him well and he doesn’t get paid by the airlines in his videos. Probably a mix of 50/50 purchased tickets and free tickets. YouTube pays generously when you’re getting a million views per video, he doesn’t need to get paid by airlines. It’s his commitment to the hobby ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4575

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

He is right that TK has a different but relevant alternative business model to the ME3. I visited both the EK and TK old hubs. TK serves a larger local population. In another reality, Iran could also be a major hub similar to TK in some ways.

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 134
Views: 24965

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Could be a time-sharing arrangement under 91, subpart 501. Contract captain is interesting, usually contractors are fill-in for the company crew, as co-pilot only. Lot of airline flying, maybe not much corporate-135, not used to going into places like KTRK. Certainly experienced, tho. Pax, in my ex...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 45
Views: 2054

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

The media should concentrate on the other team members who are actually competing and winning and let the Biles story go. It would help the team as the rest of them have stepped up and also her as maybe she could get out of the limelight and get the help she needs. Preach. I am proud of this young ...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 134
Views: 24965

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Looking at 2012-2018, the fatal accident rate is pretty consistently 4 to 5 times that of part 121 carriers. Does Part 135 do 4 to 5 times as much flying as the airlines? Should we consider this rate to be acceptable? Apples to oranges, very different operations with very different risk analysis. W...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 134
Views: 24965

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

In 2018, NTSB showed 7 fatal hull loses causing 16 fatalities for P135 On demand operations. https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/data/Pages/AviationDataStats2018.aspx Of these types, Falcon 2000, 900, 7x, 8X, G280, G5 & 550, G650, CL300/350, Globals of all varieties, none had a fatal hull loss....

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1648

Re: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?

A lot of this is safety theatre, such as taking your shoes off in a TSA line. What you are describing are liberals that aren't following the science. The left has overestimated the danger and the right has underestimated it. Schools have been deemed generally safe and children are of the least risk...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1648

Re: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?

Very interesting post, especially given the well qualified source. Thank you. People are reliably poor at math and logic. The CDC will issue a mandate for masks, if and when COVID presents an unusual level of risk to vaccinated people above the risk levels they have always considered "normal.&...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1075
Views: 62148

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

A nihilist is somebody who says riots are good. I say they are bad. And “activism” isn’t always good - it depends totally on the whys and hows. I guess our key difference is equivalency between loony and loony right. I speak to that and I get shot down. You’re right that the Capitol attack was worse...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1075
Views: 62148

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Thousands did not storm the Capital armed to the teeth beating police and screaming "STOP THE STEAL!!" so, again: BOTH SIDES DO NOT DO IT There is enough evidence that Russia interfered with our elections and that the MAGA leader was a plant https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/15/k...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 1763

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

Are schools in the business of teaching what is morally wrong? I cannot recall being taught what was "morally right and wrong" in school or university. Instead, we were taught knowledge. We covered the holocaust of jewish people in WWII, slavery, and many other disturbing topics, as facts...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1075
Views: 62148

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Please provide links to the times Clinton, Carter, Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, Ried, Kennedy demanded blind allegiance and told followers to overthrow the government. Both sides do not do it. Say it again: BOTH SIDES DO NOT DO IT. Just keep repeating it. Both sides do not do it. https://www.usatoday.co...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1075
Views: 62148

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

So for the bipartisan congress investigation into this the GOP wants to include a couple of members who are involved in causing it ? What if they need to be heard ? It’s worse than that - the GOP leader is now accusing the House Speaker of not activating the National Guard on 1/6, which is asinine ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1075
Views: 62148

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Didn't these fools know it's Trumps MO to use people then discard them the moment they are of no use to them? How long you been following politics? They all do the same thing. Please provide links to the times Clinton, Carter, Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, Ried, Kennedy demanded blind allegiance and told...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM
Replies: 62
Views: 7668

Re: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM

DOM's runway is 4600 ft as well so EIS is definitely possible barring some local restrictions. DOM’s runway is 5700 ft. About the same as SNA. You are right. The chart I was looking at was very old. DOM-MIA should have no problems with a runway that long. It is cool they are giving the E175 fun wor...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM
Replies: 62
Views: 7668

Re: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM

These are cool missions for the modest E175. I like seeing airplanes used to their full capability. These are long overwater trips that the E175 can do with ease. MIA-AXA is 1300 nm, MIA-DOM is 1500 nm. With an alternate theres no way these flights don't leave weight restricted or needing a tech st...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM
Replies: 62
Views: 7668

Re: AA Launches MIA-AXA, MIA-DOM

These are cool missions for the modest E175. I like seeing airplanes used to their full capability. These are long overwater trips that the E175 can do with ease.

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3530

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

I agree that people who are not US citizens, who are demonstrated to be acting as foreign agents of hostile countries should be deported. Of all these groups, Chinese citizens would likely be the greatest in number and among the most sophisticated. I think any national security or intelligence profe...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 10800

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

Life imitates art. See: Joker movie, Devil's Rejects

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1648

Re: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?

Because this virus has long haul symptoms, it only makes sense to have a global effort to eradicate it. That would be nice, but we haven't even eradicated Polio Types 1 and 3 yet. We've only ever managed to eradicate smallpox and bovine rinderpest. This virus is going to be a bigger challenge becau...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"
Replies: 61
Views: 5416

Re: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"

Is it really practical or environmentally friendly to throw away aircraft at 10 years old, versus 20? That doesn't seem green to me. About up gauging, this gets into the old CASM argument again. Lowest CASM aircraft (historically A380) is NOTthe most green solution for every job. By the same token, ...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's Boeing 747-8 BBJ Takeoff from FLL
Replies: 34
Views: 7603

Re: Qatar's Boeing 747-8 BBJ Takeoff from FLL

Years ago , I watched a 747-121 take off from the same width runway runway in Cleveland. A piece of the asphalt shoulder (not the concrete runway) that had to be at least the 3m by 3m was torn from the ground and just missed the elevator. An airport with very infrequent departures by aircraft with ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 1763

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

Are schools in the business of teaching what is morally wrong? I cannot recall being taught what was "morally right and wrong" in school or university. Instead, we were taught knowledge. We covered the holocaust of jewish people in WWII, slavery, and many other disturbing topics, as facts ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 37
Views: 1429

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

To be fair, it has to be some of both. The atmosphere is warmer than normal. That has to have some effect. But the news media, of course, overplays this probabilistic idea by saying “climate change definitely caused this fire,” which is just false. There is maybe 5% certainty on that. They are their...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 37
Views: 1429

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Makes you wonder why people build in forests that are supposed to routinely burn. These fires are not “routine” fires the West has historically seen. These are evidence of human caused climate change. Will be very few places left to build that won’t be affected by human caused climate change. Clima...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 37
Views: 1429

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Makes you wonder why people build in forests that are supposed to routinely burn.

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4082

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

Absolutely, secession is really stupid talk. The US has done well because it is large and diverse. Some people are very humanities oriented, some people are very business oriented. Some people are very military oriented. The US benefitted by having many cultures within it. And multiple centers of gr...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4082

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

I believe that a good portion of these attitudes stem from disinformation campaigns and antagonism content sponsored by our counterparts in Russia and China. It is so valuable to their priorities that we be weakened. Potentially, we can vote ourselves out of existence, without Russia or China even f...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5935

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

The two aren’t even comparable. A press conference (however useless they are with athletes) is a think on your feet, cannot misspeak moment. Careers have ended over faux pas comments to the press. A documentary is easy in comparison. You control the narrative, often it’s just you, and a few camera ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.
Replies: 24
Views: 1269

Re: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.

Perspective. Mowing down people in front of you… because “you can”. No. Being caught up in something through no fault of your own (maybe with your kids in the car with you) and people start messing with your car because you’re there… get outa my way. I’m going out of here. Not at speed but I’m not ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.
Replies: 24
Views: 1269

Re: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Critical Racial Theory applies!


Haha indeed it does.

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5891

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

It means nothing to me if men wear dresses. It would be too bad if it's a move to get attention, because like I said, don't care. But I insist they not wear clown outfits, because clowns are scary.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results
Replies: 37
Views: 5769

Re: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results

Any PSP should be repaid with stockholder equity. It is complete BS for the government to be transferring this money to the stockholders. They don't need it. The payments should only happen after DL is at zero equity. The stockholder money should go in first, assuming management fails to reach deal...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results
Replies: 37
Views: 5769

Re: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results

Any PSP should be repaid with stockholder equity. It is complete BS for the government to be transferring this money to the stockholders. They don't need it. The payments should only happen after DL is at zero equity. The stockholder money should go in first, assuming management fails to reach deals...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5928

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 16th of July

Will the tax be applied equally to rail, road and sea transportation?

If not, they don't care about CO2; it is just a ploy.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1896

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

They couldn't - they had to finish screwing over the middle class whites. The apartheid regime was a giant wealth engine for a few select conglomerates and connected families. If you look at old films from the 1960s on Youtube of holidaygoers in Cape Town and elsewhere, they are all rich people. Th...

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