Man you really assume a ton. I doubt very much JetBlue and s going to through all of this just to retrench on the east coast.
But clearly, Fijians found it disrespectful too. I would bet other Pacific Island nations feel the same way. I understand you are proud of your country, but they are acting like huge bullies to their Pacific Island neighbors. Always ironic to hear the mainland Chinese claiming "bullying" ...Jump to post
MohawkWeekend wrote:When even the pacifist New Zealand Prime Minister gives a warning about the Chinese, then that gets my attention.
As a technique as well, at heavy weights its nice to accelerate away from stall speeds as you clean up, even if that means a temporary level off.Jump to post
Does the public feel bad for guys making half a million dollar a year? Its not so much for the public but as a legal mechanism for later negotiations and signal to the company that the pilot force is ready for a new contract and management has been sending mixed signals regarding their desire to fr...Jump to post
With the pilot shortage, it's a waste of crews to fly 9-19 seaters. People choose to.live in remote areas and think they are entitled to airline service. What's next, a shopping mall, a sports arena, rall service, etc? The remote areas create lots of the economic value of the nation, especially in ...Jump to post
I hope not she looks like she underwent a maintenance check last June only 26k cycles and 76k hours. Delivered new to FED EX in 1986 like most of these DC-10-30’s delivered through 1988 they have low cycles and hours. They were converted to MD-10 as late as 2009/10. Hopefully a Latin American freig...Jump to post
As frustrating as it was to watch Russia's smash-and-grab in 2014 go by as uncontested as it did, I'm not sold on the feasibility of a greater response at the time. At the risk of arguing from a counterfactual, 2014 was a different political moment, and it's hard to see the U.S. being able to pull ...Jump to post
Wonder if it would be easier to ask American to reduce our consumption? The excess food alone could make up the difference. And we might even get healthier.
It's all in court, and we will see what happens, but it is interesting that it didn't happen in a vaccum. Trump had already kneeled to Putin and put the election at risk by inviting Russia to spy on the election. Trump had already met with the Russians in Trump tower, but all of that is forgotten b...Jump to post
flyingclrs727 wrote:Braybuddy wrote:A Russian SU-25 major general was shot down on Sunday, the highest-ranking so far:
ttps://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/05/2 ... ian-a77788
He's the very model of a Russian Major General.
A Russian SU-25 major general was shot down on Sunday, the highest-ranking so far: ttps://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/05/24/russian-major-general-shot-down-over-ukraine-bbc-russian-a77788 Surprised they have Major Generals flying aircraft in combat zones, unless there is something I fail to underst...Jump to post
Besides, Ukrainian economy can't be as bad as either Germany or Japan at the conclusion of WWII.
Take away for me is that the military pilots are grossly underpaid for what they do. But the government can’t pay them any more than they can Like everything, it depends. The annuity value of a O5 > 22 retirement is just short of 1.5 million, and along with TriCare for life does have to be factored...Jump to post
It's also a good idea toward dispersing your aviation assets. CVNs are big slow moving targets. ‘Slow moving’ Since when ? A nuclear powered aircraft carrier is one of the fastest vessels afloat, capable of speeds over 35 knots I think you have it backwards, the amphibious assault ships are much sl...Jump to post
Love it, a 1978 build DC-10 winging its way to Hawaii, making money both ways. We've spoken with the Purple peeps, the -11 guys often say they prefer the -10 to the -11 when it comes to flying landing qualities. They said there are some minor control differences (flap handle and fuel levers...forgo...Jump to post
Regarding the LCS, there is this gem...I get that its Navy Slimes but... https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2022/05/10/the-littoral-combat-ships-latest-problem-class-wide-structural-defects-leading-to-hull-cracks/ While NAVSEA contends that the crack issue does not hinder the ability of such s...Jump to post
Agree 100%, its proven that with quality flight training, good pilots can safely operate commercial airliners with far less then 1500 hours. For sure. Would anyone hesitate to travel on these carriers?: British Airways - Zero hours to A320 First Officer in 18 months: https://careers.ba.com/future-p...Jump to post
The issue is with the specific interior layout of the T-72, and how the Russians are using the tank Fixing doctrine is relatively easy, but to deal with how the T-72 handles and stores ammunition inside will entail a brand new turret, to move the ammunition to a better spot with blow out panels. I'...Jump to post
So the A-10's getting shot up because they were flying low over the desert using the MK1 eyeball is similar to what we are seeing now with the Russian helicopter and SU-25 aircraft. While the A-10's could make it back to base they mostly couldn't fly again. The Russia aircraft in Ukraine crash afte...Jump to post
In my opinion the 1500 hour rule was political to show something was done and solve a pilot surplus. Politically, there must be a solution to the pilot shortage. It is unacceptable to enough people that RJs are being parked (no matter the reason), that there will be changes. Why? Because Americans ...Jump to post
I'd also be willing to allow regionals to have FOs without an ATP so long as, let's say....65% percent of their total monthly flying was EAS markets in aircraft that were 50 seats or less. That would stabilize EAS markets as well as incentivize regional carriers to want to serve those markets. Why,...Jump to post
shamrock137 wrote:Agree 100%, its proven that with quality flight training, good pilots can safely operate commercial airliners with far less then 1500 hours.
And that us why the Baltics etc are in NATO. They don't have an army strong enough to defend nor strong enough to deter. So with Article 5 they are. In one of the vids above that was the reason a guy gave for Finland Well, that was undergirded by the Stimson Declaration, which had held since 1940 t...Jump to post
We are seeing all sorts of dynamics in Ukraine, not the least of which is the obvious assessment that the improvements made in the wake of the Georgian War didn't ripple through the force... Its going to take years to figure out what is happening in Ukraine, and frankly I wonder if Russians are doin...Jump to post
… 200 is too low. Why? Because you feel it is? Or because you have evidence contrasting IATA safety statistics that can’t find meaningful difference in absolute accident ratio within the developed world, cadet program or not? In the US, and to a degree, Canada, lots of this is actually driven by di...Jump to post
I'm loving the "Mike Tyson, Honorary Federal Air Marshal" memes.Jump to post
That is the whole point of the EU (and to an extent NATO) - alone a country like Estonia would be insignificant on the grand scale of things. But part of the EU and NATO it has clout. You put in together what you can. Together you are stronger. Or was it Strong Together. Briefs well. Until your lar...Jump to post
LyleLanley wrote:https://www.duffelblog.com/ - A remarkably accurate military affairs journal. Technically considered satire, but the lines are much more blurred than one might expect…
Americans, and to some extent Canadians, have been so indoctrinated with this fantasy that cares and airplanes are the only travel options. We have been told for decades that trains are slow and unreliable all while watching EU, Japan, and China build high speed networks in addition to air and road...Jump to post
In the era of the S-300 and S-400 type systems, B2's trying to get overhead high value targets of first world adversaries would be in grave danger on the way in and the way out of the target area. These days low observable aircraft are no longer new technology, China and Russia have both developed ...Jump to post
just read that there was a robbery/murder in an upscale neighborhood of Chicago. The local media claimed that one of the reasons comapnies like Boeing are leaving the Chicago area is that they feel it is unsafe for their employees. Dont shoot me, Im just the messenger. Its a real perception in cert...Jump to post
Even now Detroit to Kansas City makes sense for high speed rail, just not with one direct route; Detroit to Chicago with one route and connect it with another route operating Chicago-Kansas City. I don't see what Havre, MT and Jasper, AB have to do with HSR. No one is suggesting HSR to those places...Jump to post
Thank you for pointing out your lack of understanding of the Separation of Church and State. Point out where I'm wrong. Appreciate it! You already deleted your embarrassing comment in this post. So that pretty much cinches it. Hahah. It was "moderated." I guess because it was false or unp...Jump to post
Emphasis mine. Why is this? Well, we have a legal process that's supposed to curb the executive - impeachment - but it can't effectively be used, because the executive is going to be one of two political parties, and the executive's party is always going to have enough of the Senate to keep the two...Jump to post
Wow, that’s a terrible way to go. There are no silver linings in a mishap like this, but I’m thankful the air wing (CVW-9) wasn’t embarked on her when this occurred, or the loss of life could’ve been much worse. As they say, "Sailors die in bunches." Sucks because it seems like a Engineer...Jump to post
Not all Russians think the same, though not 'thinking the same' of course is dangerous, hence this hosted in a range of Western papers; https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/may/09/vladimir-putin-victory-russia-victory-day-russia Kind of doesn't matter in Moscow. Yet we get all sorts of me...Jump to post
Thank you for pointing out your lack of understanding of the Separation of Church and State.
It is anti-democratic when a minority of religious fanatics want to dictate to a woman what she can do with her own body. So I take it you believe that a tyranny of the minority is superior to a tyranny of the majority. You are truly naive if you believe those gerrymandered state legislatures accur...Jump to post
At the end of the day, districts are approved by judiciary, are they not? Voter laws are also subject to judicial review, are they not? Yes, but does the judicial review reflect the majority? Perhaps, as a political question. But the system and the law isn't that the judiciary leads the discussion....Jump to post
If you want to live in a cowardly theocracy where individual rights are trampled by religion, then go move to Saudi Arabia. Do not argue for "Individual state" laws that deny basic rights to human beings based on bad science and fake religions. Well, I guess the US voted for a Catholic Pr...Jump to post
First, why does it need to be a national law? If your vision does in fact reflect the "vast majority of Americans" it will be reflected in the vast majority of state legislatures. This is unfortunately not true. Due to extreme gerrymandering and all sorts of voter restriction laws, the st...Jump to post
GDB wrote:Looks like the momentum for Finland is unstoppable;
This is a good read on the subject - https://www.cato.org/policy-analysis/high-speed-money-sink-why-united-states-should-not-spend-trillions-obsolete The Cato Institute is a Libertarian think tank, and the author of that article Randal O'Toole is heavily biased against passenger rail in the US. I'd...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:Sri Lankan security forces have been ordered to shoot law-breakers on sight in a bid to quell anti-government protests on the island.
This is not going to end well.
I'm sick of the situation in this country where a small minority of narrow minded religious fanatics are able to impose their views on the rest of the country. I bet if you passed a national law allowing abortions in the first trimester and later in cases of rape, incest or, where the pregnant woma...Jump to post
LOL You people murdered doctors, blew up clinics, and bombed the Olympics, never mind endless additional attempts on lives, perpetual harassment, and doxing of care providers and recipients. Tough to find a more violent group of people than the pro life crowd. But go on tell us about peaceful prote...Jump to post