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by Cadet985
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?

There’s actually a ship that does just that. People actually live on it and it just cruises the seas. I remember seeing it in a documentary a few years ago.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1404

Re: NYC Power Outage

One of my friends was stuck in the subway for two hours! I was just up there a couple days ago — in bad weather — and there were massive delays into and out of Penn Station. The infrastructure problems in this country are without question. I mean just take Penn Station for example. Busiest train sta...

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by Cadet985
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 1846

Re: California rocked again...

One of my friends from HS was in a movie theater in the Burbank area. Says they evacuated the theater.

A college friend in Arizona said she felt it too.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 1846

Re: California rocked again...

Now beIng called 7.1.

Hope all anetters in the impacted area are safe.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4504

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

https://www.foxnews.com/world/trump-kim-will-meet-at-dmz-on-sunday-south-koreas-leader-says I no other POTUS has been able to pull this off, and he entered North Korea To be fair, Kim would've killed to meet Obama. A meeting with the US President gives him legitimacy, which is why no sitting US Pre...

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by Cadet985
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4504

Trump Enters North Korea

https://www.foxnews.com/world/trump-kim-will-meet-at-dmz-on-sunday-south-koreas-leader-says I am very hopeful that talks continue, and that they go well. I’m sure there will be bumps along the way, but I’m just so hopeful that someday soon, the Korean War will end. I am very aware that the vast majo...

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by Cadet985
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sprint vs. T-Mobile, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Sprint vs. T-Mobile, etc.

Several years ago, my dad and I got fed up with Verizon being so expensive, so we drove to a local mall where all the major carriers have company owned stores. We did not like AT&T when I was in high school; I could be a mile from my house in school, and my phone was roaming. We briefly had Spri...

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by Cadet985
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5702

Re: FedEx 757’s

30 isn't that old for a FedEx aircraft. Most of their DC-10's are older than that; N375FE is 47. But then you have carrier like ATN that have planes that ONLY do one round trip a day - ATN comes to mind...N605DL typically flies CVG-PHL early morning, and does the return run between 2200 and 0100 loc...

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by Cadet985
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox

This might be the most surprising news in the simulation world...ever.

Time to start saving for a new computer lol.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

Re: CRJ GPS issues

Maybe it’s time the FAA reconsider the VOR reductions?

Just saying...

Marc

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by Cadet985
Thu May 02, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Mayhew has Died
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Peter Mayhew has Died

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/p ... amily-says

May the Force be with Him.

Marc
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The actor best known as Chewbacca has passed away.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/p ... amily-says

May the Force be with Him.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 113
Views: 13315

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

https://www.foxnews.com/world/massive-f ... l-in-paris

Marc
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Fox News is reporting that the roof and central spire have collapsed.

This is a very sad day, and I hope that nobody is seriously injured or killed.


https://www.foxnews.com/world/massive-f ... l-in-paris

Marc

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by Cadet985
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14279

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

I live in NE Philadelphia, and if you’ve ever looked at FR24, you’d see that PHL is nearly at capacity as is with AA mainline and regional flights.

That said, I don’t see a major draw here for international passengers.

Marc.

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by Cadet985
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12794

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

Slave reparations and other reparations. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/431250-warren-native-americans-should-be-part-of-the-conversation-on-reparations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_acres_and_a_mule It used to be 40 Acres and a mule. What should it be today?? What should it be today? ...

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by Cadet985
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4703

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Worst for me has to be “The Hunt for Red October.” I totally get that you can’t capture the entire essence of a book in a two hour movie, but there is so much that happened in the book that isn’t even mentioned in the movie, it’s basically unwatchable for me. Marc I don't disagree that the movie de...

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by Cadet985
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4703

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Worst for me has to be “The Hunt for Red October.”

I totally get that you can’t capture the entire essence of a book in a two hour movie, but there is so much that happened in the book that isn’t even mentioned in the movie, it’s basically unwatchable for me.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smolette walks
Replies: 87
Views: 3969

Re: Jussie Smolette walks

Must be nice to be able to play the black, gay, and celebrity victim cards and get away with absolutely no sentence.

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by Cadet985
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia bans cashless stores
Replies: 45
Views: 2045

Re: Philadelphia bans cashless stores

Airstud wrote:
I'm surprised cashless stores are legal anywhere... isn't there a federal law about accepting legal tender or something.

In Suspicion, Cary Grant paid for his train ticket with postage stamps, for petesake...



Federal laws never stopped Philadelphia from doing anything lol.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forgets BABY at Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 3241

Passenger Forgets BABY at Airport

https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/f ... 2291090943

Facepalm.

Marc
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Someone posted this in a Facebook group I’m in. I thought it was a meme until I googled it.

https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/f ... 2291090943

Facepalm.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct brand of Cola
Replies: 40
Views: 3000

Re: The correct brand of Cola

RC is the best, IMHO...but it’s hard to find around here. Coke and Pepsi go back and forth with me. Sometimes I swear the recipe is altered slightly, but mostly it’s because one is a much better price. But Mexican/Kosher for Passover Coke blows everything else out of the water. I’ll have to look whe...

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by Cadet985
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alex Trebek has Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Alex Trebek has Pancreatic Cancer

Announced by him earlier today. I truly pray he’s able to beat it. I know how bad the odds are. My uncle died in November 2017, and was actually supposed to go to the cancer center for evals the morning he died. My most sincere prayers to Mr. Trebek, his family, friends, and coworkers. https://www.f...

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by Cadet985
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies?
Replies: 29
Views: 3524

Re: Hobbies?

Aviation, reading, writing (actually working on a book), traveling, collecting model planes (die cast usually), collecting coins and paper money, conversations, history...I wonder if I have too many hobbies.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump has total control over security clearances
Replies: 15
Views: 1736

Re: trump has total control over security clearances

I think everyone here knows my feelings on Trump, but after the national emergency declaration at the border and now this, I’m concerned.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is there no FlightRadar24 alternative?
Replies: 16
Views: 3978

Re: Why is there no FlightRadar24 alternative?

flyingphil wrote:
NATS Airspace Explorer for iPad is good.

Plane Finder is great too.. plus Abs Exchange for military.. lots out there


I can’t get NATS in the U.S.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Emojis
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Forum Emojis

So I just went to use an emoji on a post, and was told my iPhone wasn’t supported. So I looked at the emojis available. Have those things been updated since Johan ran the site out of his apartment? I’m not super tech savvy, and I’m not trying to come across as sarcastic, but how hard would it be for...

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by Cadet985
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Praises Cop Killer
Replies: 48
Views: 3792

Re: Jet Blue Praises Cop Killer

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/25/jetb ... k-history/

Marc
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Super80Fan wrote:
Can we at least come out with a better source that isn't written on a conspiracy blog for a 23 year old incel living in his parent's basement?


Slightly more reputable?

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/25/jetb ... k-history/

Marc

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by Cadet985
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School starting times in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 1864

Re: School starting times in the UK

Class at 6:15 ! Lunch at 9am ? Maybe the time zone plays a role there ? Also it seems that school was way too big. There are probably 4000 high schoolers in my city or 35000, probably more, but there are 3 junior high schools and 2 high schools. When the school was built, the neighborhood was havin...

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by Cadet985
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School starting times in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 1864

Re: School starting times in the UK

So...I went to a large high school on the outskirts of Philadelphia. We had to scan in each morning and go through metal detectors. Homeroom started at 7:20. If you weren’t in line by 6:45, you were usually late. Now, freshman year I had “zero period,” which was a class before homeroom. I had to be ...

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by Cadet985
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14378

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

If headwinds are a known issue, why aren’t aircraft taking on additional fuel? I had to drop out of dispatch school for medical issues, but headwinds should be known from charts, forecasts, PIREPS, etc., right? Marc Planes can only carry so much fuel and weight. If they could make the flight withou...

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by Cadet985
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14378

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

If headwinds are a known issue, why aren’t aircraft taking on additional fuel? I had to drop out of dispatch school for medical issues, but headwinds should be known from charts, forecasts, PIREPS, etc., right?

Marc

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by Cadet985
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al future
Replies: 51
Views: 5712

Re: El Al future

[*]

Natesantiago88 wrote:
Will LY ever start flying daily or will it always be 6x weekly?


It’ll always be 6x weekly because of the ultra religious share of clientele.

That said, some of their aircraft do fly on the Sabbath, but under different callsigns and numbers.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al future
Replies: 51
Views: 5712

Re: El Al future

El AL really needs to add PHL. Lakewood which is less than an hour away has the second largest Jewish population on the east coast. It includes over 60,000 Jewish people. The trek to PHL is much easier from Lakewood then too EWR or even JFK. It would easily be a money maker on a 787-8 or -9. Plus, ...

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by Cadet985
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Valentine's Day Song
Replies: 27
Views: 1555

Re: The Correct Valentine's Day Song

For me, Mr. Lonely by Bobby Vinton.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Model Collection Disposal
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: Model Collection Disposal

I might be interested in some of the plastic models. What do you have?

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by Cadet985
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happened to TF-FIU?
Replies: 4
Views: 2059

Re: What's happened to TF-FIU?

billsalton92 wrote:
Just a scheduled C-check. Usually a 2 or so month process


I didn’t realize a c-check took two months.

How long does a d-check take?

Marc

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by Cadet985
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43729

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

As a PHL resident, taxpayer, and traveler, I welcome any improvements and carriers to the airport. We need to bring back the service to TLV — either LY or AA. We need to start service to the Far East and South America sooner rather than later. PHL and the surrounding areas lose money to NYC and DC b...

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by Cadet985
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu shot, cold shot?
Replies: 60
Views: 4676

Re: Flu shot, cold shot?

I’m probably going to get flamed for this, but here goes. My grandfather worked on the Manhattan Project. One day, he reported for duty feeling really sick. His superior told him to report to the physician. So he goes. Cold, fever, stomachache, cough...the whole nine yards. He was given one pill. N...

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by Cadet985
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu shot, cold shot?
Replies: 60
Views: 4676

Re: Flu shot, cold shot?

I’m probably going to get flamed for this, but here goes. My grandfather worked on the Manhattan Project. One day, he reported for duty feeling really sick. His superior told him to report to the physician. So he goes. Cold, fever, stomachache, cough...the whole nine yards. He was given one pill. Ne...

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by Cadet985
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Politics: 2019 Right of Center Discussion Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 3589

Re: US Politics: 2019 Right of Center Discussion Thread

Liberals think that no tax is a bad tax. They also love paternalism. Philadelphia’s soda tax is one example. A study has been conducted on the effectiveness of the tax. Here are the findings: 1) No significant reduction in calorie and sugar intake. 2) The tax does not lead to a shift in consumption...

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by Cadet985
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The shaving thread (all parts)
Replies: 37
Views: 2581

Re: The shaving thread (all parts)

I use an electric shaver a couple times a week; will shave more frequently when I find a job. Once a month or so when I get a haircut, I’ll get a shave too.

I’m pretty hairy and have thought about shaving the body hair, but the discomfort after and while it grows back puts me off.

Marc

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by Cadet985
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice you would give to your younger self
Replies: 37
Views: 2962

Re: Advice you would give to your younger self

Work harder in school. Make friends. Pick a college major that isn’t a waste.

And for the love of G-d, when Google goes public, don’t listen to your parents. BUY BUY BUY!!!

Marc

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by Cadet985
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown
Replies: 56
Views: 3168

Re: The Shutdown

The government is partially shut down and nobody seems to have noticed. It's been over a week now and no end is in sight. More remarkably, the shutdown occurred while one single party controlled both houses of Congress and the White House. Even weirder, it's the third one this year I think (althoug...

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by Cadet985
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you get?
Replies: 26
Views: 1397

Re: What did you get?

I got nothing for Christmas or Hanukkah. :cry2:

Marc

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by Cadet985
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect building to have demolished
Replies: 33
Views: 2116

Re: Philadelphia was incorrect

Brings back eerie memories, I did a year at a Philly HS school and just like this one...it look like a fu*king asylum or prison (now had I not gone to an American school overseas - which looked like 5-star resort compared the building above & my philly school. I understand the architect appeal....

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by Cadet985
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 5944

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

I hope Santa makes your wish come true, I myself happen to be 28 years old and have still yet to find myself in a serious relationship, it does feel like something in my life is missing - so I understand your frustation. Women can be a difficult bunch indeed, and having your heart broken by someone...

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by Cadet985
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sports fan gear
Replies: 32
Views: 2825

Re: Sports fan gear

The only major PHL team I don’t follow is the Sixers. I have a bunch of Eagles jerseys (mostly inherited) and enough Eagles t-shirts and hoodies to clothe a small army, not to mention my late uncle’s favorite Eagles coat and 4-6 caps. Phillies, I have a hoodie, a few t-shirts, a couple jerseys and s...

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by Cadet985
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Christmas song
Replies: 24
Views: 1108

Re: The correct Christmas song

Speaking as a Jew (who will gladly listen to Christmas music year round), there are a couple of songs that there’s nothing wrong with them, but they’re SO overplayed they get annoying within the first few hours of nonstop Christmas music (which I have no problem with). IMHO, Feliz Navidad, Merry X-m...

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by Cadet985
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President George H W Bush dead at 94
Replies: 54
Views: 3499

Re: President George H W Bush dead at 94

I was very young when he was POTUS. I remember being in kindergarten and watching the Gulf War on CNN. Without disrespecting the deceased, what made him a single term POTUS? May he Rest In Peace with his beloved wife, and may G-d be with his family and friends at this time. Thank-you for your many y...

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by Cadet985
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Superman vs. Darth Vader
Replies: 17
Views: 852

Re: Superman vs. Darth Vader

Could Superman choke someone just by glancing at them, or repel laser fire with his hand?

Marc

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by Cadet985
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?
Replies: 21
Views: 3026

Re: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?

Last month, I was on a 175 from DSM-PHL. Before pushback, one of the F/A’s asked for volunteers from the back of the plane. I could hear the moans and groans up in first class. She needed the volunteers for weight and balance. Those 4 or so people were very happy. The F/A told them sometimes volunte...

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