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by CRJockey
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 633
Views: 157456

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Absolutely. Very nice that its coming back for two or three years. My all-time favorite airliner, and the type I flew most on longhaul. Absolutely not. One of the ugliest airliners in existence. Disproportionate, noisy and rattly. Not happy it is coming back but for the sole reason it means more tr...

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by CRJockey
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Congrats to Albon. Hope he can show what he is capable of after Red Bull was not having the patience required…

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by CRJockey
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 633
Views: 157456

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Absolutely. Very nice that its coming back for two or three years. My all-time favorite airliner, and the type I flew most on longhaul. Absolutely not. One of the ugliest airliners in existence. Disproportionate, noisy and rattly. Not happy it is coming back but for the sole reason it means more tr...

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by CRJockey
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing
Replies: 32
Views: 3846

Re: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing

I am glad you live to tell the tale. And find it highly respectable that you share your story which surely won’t be in your memory as your happiest flying moments. And most people would keep to themselves. Nothing valuable to add from my side, as many excellent replies are above. And while I agree a...

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by CRJockey
Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Too bad they're not in the same car. We know Lewis is very good in quali, and Verstappen is good too, so did 38/1000th of a second between them come from the car or from the drivers ? Looking at the race you could think the Mercedes is significantly slower, but that would mean Lewis is better... Or...

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by CRJockey
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

F1's worst kept secret is now out - Bottas to Alfa. Obviously Russell's going to Mercedes. Now who will take the Williams seat - Albon? https://twitter.com/F1/status/1434841673897553923 Would be nice for Alex. Hold my thumbs for him. And I would love to see Zhou in a seat as well, just to improve A...

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by CRJockey
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Still watch all the F1 races via F1tv, but am really wondering why I'm still sticking at it sometimes. Wasting 3 hours watching what are supposed to be the best drivers in the world, driving the most advanced racing machines in the world, be defeated by a bit of rain is utterly beyond me. Release t...

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by CRJockey
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch new Airspace cabin
Replies: 40
Views: 10945

Re: Lufthansa to launch new Airspace cabin

Guess I'll be the spoiled American, but I see why ULCCs do so well in Europe.. They are essentially using the same hard product in economy.. Spoiled American? Haha, I have yet to experience a pleasant domestic experience. Whatever carrier you chose: in Y it is a seat and,…nothing. Exactly what you ...

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by CRJockey
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch new Airspace cabin
Replies: 40
Views: 10945

Re: Lufthansa to launch new Airspace cabin

So much for LH trying to market itself as a "premium" carrier, of which it is quite far from being. A cut above many, yes probably, but not at the lofty levels envisioned by its leadership. I am quite sure the leadership knows what they envision and what they wanna achieve. Always keeping...

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by CRJockey
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Wasting 3 hours watching what are supposed to be the best drivers in the world, driving the most advanced racing machines in the world, be defeated by a bit of rain is utterly beyond me. Release the guys FFS, let them figure out how fast it's possible to drive around the track in any given conditio...

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by CRJockey
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Then they need to change the rules or it's not fair on the other smaller teams. Williams scored more points in that "race" than Haas and Alfa Romeo did for the whole of last season combined and it makes a HUGE difference to the finances, and garage positions etc. F1 has never had points a...

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by CRJockey
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

If they change the rules to reflect that, fine with me. For the time being I see it as reward for a strong performance in demanding P and Q sessions especially for Misters Russell and Latifi. Then they need to change the rules or it's not fair on the other smaller teams. Williams scored more points...

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by CRJockey
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

One thing I've noted is that F1 drivers and principals are at least a bit forthcoming during interviews, rather than most US-based spots where interviews with athletes and coaches are almost always worthless platitudes that they've been programmed to say since childhood. This means I actively avoid...

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by CRJockey
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Aesma wrote:
They didn't have nothing to lose, except Haas.


And Alfa.
Not sure what axe you have to grind here anyway, as your point isn’t even true anyway. Russell was running his mid choice of rear wings downforce wise. F1.com Tech Tuesday, if you want to read up.

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by CRJockey
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

They simply had their cars configured for the rain and everyone else for the dry, knowing F1 doesn't have races under the rain anyway, at most on drying conditions. If the race had happened with drying conditions, the Williams would have been last. Clairvoyants at Williams. Interesting theory. Appa...

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by CRJockey
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

That was a complete and utter farce. Frankly a disgrace that points were awarded for following the SC for two laps. It’s an insult to any driver that actually raced and won F1 points. How can two laps behind the SC constitute “racing”? Even drivers are saying this is a nonsense. There has to be a r...

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by CRJockey
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 633
Views: 157456

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

I broke the news the other day on airliners.de in regards to an internal meeting with the initial proposed routes for the 787 when it starts service in 2022. Intra-European training flights will commence around December/January FRA-LHR FRA-CDG International service will begin 01/02/2022 FRA-EWR DAI...

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by CRJockey
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 262
Views: 104697

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

First A320 I've flown on was a B6 one in 2007, N529JB, which is still flying for them and is 19.9 years old. The oldest A320 I've flown on is N320US with DL which is 30.2 years old. While not anywhere close to oldest, I would wonder how it ranks above hours, and if anyone racks up hours on narrow b...

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by CRJockey
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I think it's fair some points are given, but half points for this ? No rules for awarding quarter points. It's either half points or full points. Exactly. Well, they could have had the two laps behind the SC right at 3pm to get it over with. Bit of indecisiveness to wait until its half dark in thos...

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by CRJockey
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't Boeing power the 727 with JT3D engines?
Replies: 23
Views: 3754

Re: Why didn't Boeing power the 727 with JT3D engines?

Regarding the thrust levels, pilots always complain about planes being underpowered because it makes them less fun to fly, but as long as there's enough thrust to meet the certification and performance requirement, it works. I'm sure there are former jet jocks who think an empty 757 is underpowered...

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by CRJockey
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34649

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

Delta doesn't strike me as an airline that cares about which engine is on a particular aircraft if the deal is good enough.. They have a huge MRO operation that can easily handle it.. They are already handling RR engines with the A350 and A339.. That being said the AA A330s would be a nice pick up,...

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by CRJockey
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310496

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I respectfully disagree. If airlines choose the A350 to replace 747-400s, they are buying an airplane that is less capable. The floor loading, pallet configuration, pallet locks (will it be able to carry US military pallets), odd size cargo dimensions, loading speed, system reliability, maintenance...

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by CRJockey
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310496

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

G'day Well I apologize, I was not aware that cargo loading systems including powered versions are customer options. Most of the loading unloading operations I observed with powered systems were in Europe, where that option appears more popular, such as the use of cans by most European airlines (exc...

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by CRJockey
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do FAs collect trash 30 seconds after service ends?
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: Why do FAs collect trash 30 seconds after service ends?

I've often wondered this. The FAs (domestic beverage/snack service) will complete the service and then almost immediately come down the aisle collecting trash. If I'm sitting in the back 1/3 of the cabin, I've barely even started the snack when they appear to collect trash. It's not a huge deal sin...

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by CRJockey
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310496

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

G'day No I am not living under a rock and I have spent a lot of my career working on airplanes. Please find me a video or picture of a powered main deck cargo floor on an Airbus airplane. I copied a link from Airbus that shows them physically pushing the cargo since there is no powered cargo loadin...

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by CRJockey
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.
Replies: 24
Views: 2815

Re: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.

Thanks for all the replys. Begs the question why engine idle speeds can't be reduced to lower minimums. Turbomachinery has a certain lowest idle to keep running self sustaining. That’s why you spin up the core engine with bleed air to a certain extent until fuel can be added to reach a stabilised s...

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by CRJockey
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.
Replies: 24
Views: 2815

Re: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.

N1120A wrote:
1) I believe they do it to test them.

2) I also think they sometimes use them to slow down taxi to save brakes.


No need to test them but yes, it is to slow down without using the brakes.

And it is used in airliners which have tail mounted engines.

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by CRJockey
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 161013

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

I have actually flown a 77E on MUC-IAD. Don't remember the LF but I was definitely there. I think it's funny how many posters don't see that the A359 is now Airbus' 77E and is the perfect replacement with nearly identical range and payload capabilities. The idea of a perfect replacement rests on th...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?
Replies: 36
Views: 3960

Re: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?

Airlines have been struggling with the recent FAA mandated increase in passenger weights. Weights were increased to 205 lbs per person in the summer and 210 lbs per person in the winter. This has caused major issues for airlines that operate at short runway airport like MDW and hot airports like RN...

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by CRJockey
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines
Replies: 21
Views: 3829

Re: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines

... Yes, Keesje? You can see they can do better, J-21, J32, J-10, L-15 and others are indigenous designs. Unless you are from the Concordski generation & sensitive for farfetches similarities that have little to do with aeronautical design, but all with cold war mentality (it's copied or inferi...

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by CRJockey
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines
Replies: 21
Views: 3829

Re: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines

LOL, it’s not like China has ever been busted stealing C-17 design specifics, or has a history of copying stuff like the Blackhawk explicitly. https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/t_original/bicsm1tw7j4kcu0fynra.jpg As an aside, I am a bit surprised that in their foray into large aircr...

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by CRJockey
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

A shame though, that Checo can‘t extract a little more of the additional performance that Max seems to get out of the car. At least not yet. Especially one-lap-pace is an area he should be able to improve considerably. In my view what we've seen so far this season is: In the races (apart from stree...

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by CRJockey
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

An uncharacteristically poor pit stop from Red Bull ruined the race for Perez. Should have been an easy 1-3 for them. They had the same problem with Checo at Baku. Indeed. A shame though, that Checo can‘t extract a little more of the additional performance that Max seems to get out of the car. At l...

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by CRJockey
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4930

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

What a boring story. Russia behaving like a huffy seven year old burning a bit of jet fuel on some old Su24 and a discomposed coast guard crew wasting some time on radio frequency just to achieve, well, nothing. Good for the Royal Navy crew though. Most probably the most exciting hours on board the...

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by CRJockey
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4930

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

What a boring story. Russia behaving like a huffy seven year old burning a bit of jet fuel on some old Su24 and a discomposed coast guard crew wasting some time on radio frequency just to achieve, well, nothing. Good for the Royal Navy crew though. Most probably the most exciting hours on board thei...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Paul Ricard offering an exciting race? Hell must be frozen solid now. My lockdown activity in January was binge watching Drive to Survive and has got me into F1 when it was kind of an afterthought for me in the past. Good time to pay attention to what seems to be the most exciting season in some ti...

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by CRJockey
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42231

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

BAINY3 wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:
Also, the MTA wouldn’t want that competing with its M60 BRT service to LaGuardia,


The MTA also runs the subway though so why would this matter? It's also not a for-profit organization (even though they charge fares).


Isn’t that basically communism? :stirthepot:

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by CRJockey
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?
Replies: 18
Views: 3293

Re: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?

If the runway is grooved it’s considered to be a dry runway even when raining. At least that’s how it is at the three airlines I’ve worked at. Interesting. We handle it differently as we simply say: does the runway look wet, calculate wet. Does it say wet on the ATIS, calculate wet. The calculation...

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by CRJockey
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Excellent racing today. Congrats to all, but man, pulled Red Bull the strategy off with Max delivering the exact pace needed. Congrats RIC as well, best race of the year, getting there. Both McLaren drivers were great. Norris best of the rest and Ricciardo had a solid drive with a lot of overtaking...

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by CRJockey
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Excellent racing today. Congrats to all, but man, pulled Red Bull the strategy off with Max delivering the exact pace needed.

Congrats RIC as well, best race of the year, getting there.

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by CRJockey
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 633
Views: 157456

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

DALCE wrote:
Can I dream of D-AIRX in German Cargo Retro Colors?

Curry-Bomber 2.0


Hope not. Horrible colours.

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by CRJockey
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: RR Will Provide Jet Engines For The B-52 Re-engine
Replies: 310
Views: 66000

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

If the new administration passes this latest $6 Trillion Infrastructure bill they're salivating over, I fear those funds will come from all the big ticket items the Pentagon is planning on, like the new B-21, this B-52 NEO proposal, and the future CVN-81 as well as F-35 procurement. :( And it might...

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by CRJockey
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 21211

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Unless the USAF is willing to accept the KC-30A as used by the RAAF, I don't see how KC-Y would be anything but more KC-46 as I don't see how a customized "KC-45 Mk. II" would be able to compete on costs against a (hopefully by then) mature KC-46 program. After all, that is how the KC-46 ...

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by CRJockey
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines
Replies: 21
Views: 3829

Re: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines

And by the way, thanks for another credible source. Always have been a big fan of Wendell‘s journalism.

And what a copy it is. High wing, four engine t-tail design for a military transport. And even the flight deck at the front. Pure C-17.

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by CRJockey
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines
Replies: 21
Views: 3829

Re: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines

It's a shame the AN-70 wasn't ever produced in numbers. In many ways, it could have been a much more affordable option vs. the A400M (and, yes, eternal C-130 buys). I'm glad the Chinese took it a bit further. Sorry to occupy so much space in your head, CRJockey. Yes, the Chinese aerospace industry ...

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

There we go, Esteban Ocon signed for three more years until end of 2024. Happy for him.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.breaking-esteban-ocon-signs-bumper-three-year-contract-extension-with-alpine.5nWR2pWD1COJzdyB73g8NM.html

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines
Replies: 21
Views: 3829

Re: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines

Good for China and Antonov.

And now cue texl1649 coming in the thread and ranting how the Chinese didn’t make an own design because the transport looks so similar to the C-17…

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53809

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Pirelli got their investigation out regarding the tyre failure. Surprise, it wasn’t debris…

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.pirelli-reveal-results-of-investigation-into-baku-tyre-failures.2pILHApKjmVjoDk8NQIvY5.html

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by CRJockey
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 467
Views: 63920

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Naturally, the Chinese have plans for a copy cat as well, with plausible military implications. I would really hope, that at least in one of the best & civil threads we would spare ourselves such politics. There aren't a dozen different ways of building rockets and other highly on basic physics...

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