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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2787

Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA

https://www.wfla.com/news/politics/utah ... orn-in-us/
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A Utah senator has introduced a bill that would essentially ban online porn in the USA, citing it being obscene. The First Amendment is not protected by items being deemed obscene.

https://www.wfla.com/news/politics/utah ... orn-in-us/

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Mon Jan 09, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q4 Earnings Discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 28358

Re: US Airline Q4 Earnings Discussion

Its amazing how AA continues to be the weakest of the big three. Just goes to show that AA's massive debt load is seriously hurting their balance sheet. Given AA has decided to focus on being a domestic airline and curtail international flying AA's finances will continue to weaken. I will not be sur...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Jan 03, 2023 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury
Replies: 42
Views: 2347

NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury

During tonights game Bills player Damar Hamlin suffered a hit while playing the Monday Night game in Cincinnati, after getting up he collapsed and CPR was administered. The game has been suspended till further notice. He is currently in a local hospital in critical condition. He was reportedly not b...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Mon Jan 02, 2023 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 272
Views: 54268

Re: Delta Air Lines Fleet - 2023

Delta does an amazing job modernizing their fleet!

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident
Replies: 292
Views: 57313

Re: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong but one thing I’ve observed while driving around service roads at multiple airports is that unlike my airline, no one else seems to have a signal from their marshaller that tells the rest of the ramp crew that the engines are cut and it’s safe to enter the saf...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Fri Dec 30, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 89
Views: 5751

Re: 4 College students murdered

https://abcnews.go.com/US/idaho-murders ... d=95976902

Too bad Idaho does not have a death penalty, Id say "fry him". If anyone deserves the electric chair, he does!
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An arrest has been made in the murder of the four Idaho students.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/idaho-murders ... d=95976902

Too bad Idaho does not have a death penalty, Id say "fry him". If anyone deserves the electric chair, he does!

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Thu Dec 29, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551912

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

From reading APC, it seems one major contributing factor is that some Jr(??) VP in Denver sent out a memo REQUIRING the ramp to be available for mandatory overtime, and that sick excuses had to be IN PERSON, not from televisits. But this goes against Colorado State Law regarding Medical Leave while...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Thu Dec 29, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Flight 401 50 Years Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 3265

Re: Eastern Airlines Flight 401 50 Years Ago

Completely unrelated, but since eastern used some of the L1011’s parts from the crash, apparently some crew members saw ghosts of the dead pilots. I don’t know how true that is but still interesting nonetheless. Guess that comes down to your own spiritual beliefs. Many will insist it's all fake and...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Dec 28, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Flight 401 50 Years Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 3265

Re: Eastern Airlines Flight 401 50 Years Ago

Many many years ago my Dad brand new to the airline biz and worked as a mechanic for EAL at the MIA base overhauling landing gear for Lockheed Constellations. He worked with a guy named Don Repo who would later be hired as an FE for Eastern, he was the FE on 401 that night. My Dads career took him t...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Dec 28, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551912

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

This was just forwarded to me...written by a WN Captain... What happened to Southwest Airlines? I’ve been a pilot for Southwest Airlines for over 35 years. I’ve given my heart and soul to Southwest Airlines during those years. And quite honestly Southwest Airlines has given its heart and soul to me ...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Dec 28, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551912

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

One thing I find interesting is the "secondary" issues that these cancelations are causing. I bought from new furniture from a mom and pop furniture store. He only has two deliver drivers, one is stuck in Ohio due to Southwest and now my new furniture will be delayed at least a day in deli...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 27, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551912

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

One thing that may eventually come of this is EU type passenger protection rules for all airlines to follow by.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 27, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551912

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

What are you talking about…? The WN meltdown is on the front page of every major paper in America today, and if it isn’t, it will be tomorrow. The story will dominate the national news tonight, and tomorrow, and as long as people are stuck, sleeping in airports. The Southwest apologists in this thr...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 27, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551912

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Herb never ran an airline this size and scope. Be interesting to see how he’d have it running right now. You can’t stay on top forever. SWA people learning this right now. Has Southwest gotten just too big to manage? I used to be a WN hater, until WN saved my butt a few times. When a majority of yo...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 27, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551912

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Eolesen wrote:
All the people blaming this on IT are likely talking out of their ass. This looks like it was strictly a matter of staffing shortages and crews left out of position.


Yet "LUV" leadership is still blaming weather and repositioning crews and airplanes.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 27, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551912

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

It's unfortunate that WN is where it is now. Despite preferring to fly WN most of the time I feel very fortunate to have flown on UA this time to YVR to spend time with my in-laws for the holidays. Connecting at DEN on the 21st in the evening we were delayed 3.5 hours mainly to wait for a deicing s...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 27, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551912

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/davidgse ... member_ios


Never kick another airline in the nuts when they are down, you may be next!
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UALifer wrote:
Saw on LinkedIn, American’s COO kicking WN while they’re down lol
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/davidgse ... member_ios


Never kick another airline in the nuts when they are down, you may be next!

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551912

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

One would think with a single fleet type and every crew member is qualified on every airplane in the fleet, they should be able to recover quicker and easier. Its not like they have issues where they have an A321 ready to go and only a 737 crew sitting around twiddling their thumbs. I get crews have...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5621

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

Indeed, you choose to believe that it’s a acceptable course of action for an authority to kill people without a demonstrable benefit to society based on feelings. Why should a person then not act on what they believe through feeling and with no demonstrable benefit end the life of another human bei...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Dec 25, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrants dropped off at VP Residence Xmas Eve
Replies: 74
Views: 4008

Re: Migrants dropped off at VP Residence Xmas Eve

Nothing says "I'm serious about this problem" like dumping it on somebody else's doorstep, after all. Its not dumping the problem on some else's doorstep. It because of Biden/Harris open border policy. Had we stayed with Trump, his policies and finished the wall we would not have this pro...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5621

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

The United States of America has the greatest criminal justice system in the world. The death penalty was never meant as revenge or a deterrent, it's about justice and accountability. Many states have found it nearly impossible to secure drugs for lethal injections, hence why methods like the elect...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Dec 21, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5621

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

The United States of America has the greatest criminal justice system in the world. How is that defined or established? Just the way it is! You are innocent till proven guilty, you cannot be forced to self incriminate. Our justice system is strongly slanted to protecting the guilty, accused until p...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Dec 21, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5621

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

The United States of America has the greatest criminal justice system in the world. The death penalty was never meant as revenge or a deterrent, it's about justice and accountability. Many states have found it nearly impossible to secure drugs for lethal injections, hence why methods like the electr...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Dec 21, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5621

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

If the death penalty was a deterrent, the US would have a ridiculously low murder rate compared to the rest of the world...it doesn't. It is not meant to be a deterrent, it's a form of justice to the victim and the families. The problem is that with our liberal justice system the sentence takes 20 ...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 20, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5621

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

What a slap in the face to crime victims’ families. How is it? It's not like the guilty are being released, they'll spend the rest of their lives in prison with no chance of parole. The bible teaches "an eye for an eye" hence the death penalty is the ultimate justice for the victims family

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5621

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

Death is an easy way out. Keeping these people alive so they have to look at the same four walls 24 hours a day for the rest of their lives is severe punishment. They never have a chance at walking on the beach or climbing a mountain or having dinner with the family. Death as punishment is far too ...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Mon Dec 19, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5621

Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

Oregon governor has commuted the sentence of all those on death row to life in prison. https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2022/12/gov-kate-brown-commutes-sentences-of-all-17-people-on-oregons-death-row.html Nevada governor Sisolak has also joined in, as a me too. https://news3lv.com/news/local/siso...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Dec 18, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops Mesa; Mesa to transition all flying to UA
Replies: 222
Views: 37155

Re: AA drops Mesa; Mesa to transition all flying to UA

This will be interesting over the next 18-24 months. I wonder if Mesa can survive on UA alone. IIRC Compass was barely hanging on before Covid with just AA. My understanding is that UA was transitioning to more mainline flying than regional. With AA losing what Mesa they had, and them already being ...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Dec 18, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2617
Views: 568600

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I wonder if Mesa now will go the way of Compass. I know after DL cut ties with Compass, they could barely survive on AA alone. Mesa may find it difficult to survive with United alone.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Fri Dec 16, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Digital Trading Cards
Replies: 59
Views: 3299

Re: Trump Digital Trading Cards

The site now claims they're sold out! Are there really that many idiots in America? https://www.collecttrumpcards.com/images/Trump-Boxing-Signed_1Trump-Boxing-Signed.webp Source: https://www.collecttrumpcards.com/images/Trump-Boxing-Signed_1Trump-Boxing-Signed.webp Kanye West bought them all so he ...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 13, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Santas House on Zillow
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Santas House on Zillow

https://www.zillow.com/house/santas-hou ... CCTikbRtJk
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The big guy in a red outfit has listed his house for sale, actually for the money not a bad value if you dont mind the cold

https://www.zillow.com/house/santas-hou ... CCTikbRtJk

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 13, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ‘CHIPS’ fans here ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1539

Re: Any ‘CHIPS’ fans here ?

I loved that show, did not get to watch it that often as I was never allowed TV on a school night, but yea it was great!

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Dec 11, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 40
Views: 2440

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

The US Constitution allows for "election day" not election week. Voting should ONLY be in person with a photo ID and proof of citizenship with an item such as a passport. The only ones that should be allowed to vote by mail is US Military.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA cuts SJC for good?
Replies: 63
Views: 14758

Re: ANA cuts SJC for good?

I've never understood this obsession with transatlantic/transpacific flights from SJC. They're only clear winners if you live right in San Jose or south of it (e.g., Morgan Hill or Gilroy). I live in Mountain View, which is roughly equidistant from SFO and SJC -- if anything, a tad closer to the la...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Dec 11, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets
Replies: 415
Views: 109981

Re: Air India close to placing an order for as many as 500 planes from Airbus & Boeing

Wonder the mix of new/additions as to retirements/replacements??

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Dec 11, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated AKL fuel rationing: diversions for fuel stops
Replies: 30
Views: 8887

Re: AA34 AKL-DFW diversions

ZK-NBT wrote:
FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
Looks like it will RON in HNL. Arrival time in HNL is 0826, departure on to DFW 0100 the next day. I assume this is for crew rest, and they have no relief crews in HNL.


Arrives HNL 2250 departs 0100 I am seeing.


Yea Google Flights was way off from what AA showed.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Dec 11, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated AKL fuel rationing: diversions for fuel stops
Replies: 30
Views: 8887

Re: AA34 AKL-DFW diversions

Would you clear customs at HNL? I would say they would, if the times posted are correct then yes. I would guess all passengers would go to a hotel so they would clear customs. Looks like when they divert to LAX its a gas-n-go with a new crew (since LAX is a 787 base for AA). But HNL thats not an op...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Dec 11, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated AKL fuel rationing: diversions for fuel stops
Replies: 30
Views: 8887

Re: AA34 AKL-DFW diversions

Looks like it will RON in HNL. Arrival time in HNL is 0826, departure on to DFW 0100 the next day. I assume this is for crew rest, and they have no relief crews in HNL.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Dec 10, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA cuts SJC for good?
Replies: 63
Views: 14758

Re: ANA cuts SJC for good?

I remember when AA first started SJCNRT, the MD11 had issues and was not deployed on the route. Instead they used a DC10 which had to stop in OAK due to the short runways at SJC. So it operated SJC OAK NRT. Also as AA was retiring the MD11s there was a plan to run a 767-300 on the flight but that ne...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Dec 10, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA cuts SJC for good?
Replies: 63
Views: 14758

Re: ANA cuts SJC for good?

SJC-TYO is a strong market. AA's did very well on a consistent basis, cargo alone made money for it. Was very disappointed when AA dropped it.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner's aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 3047

Re: Greiner aircraft

Oh great, I assume the tax payers are paying this bill. Why can't she buy a ticket with her own money?

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 2261

Re: Greatest movie ever

I'd have a hard time saying "Greatest of all time". But Goodfellas is way up there. My Cousin Vinny is great. Way different genre, just depends on what you are looking for

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How should the DACA controversy be resolved in the United States?
Replies: 21
Views: 1109

Re: How should the DACA controversy be resolved in the United States?

If the program was never legal to begin with, then they are here illegally and need to be deported back to their home countries. Our illegal immigration in this country is out of control. The USA is the only country in the world where its easier to sneak into the USA than it is to sneak into a Costco.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for termination of Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 4274

Re: Trump calls for termination of Constitution

OMG!!! Thats NOT what he said, he never called for the termination of the constitution! He was being facetious, referring to our corrupt election system and if we don't do something about it then whats the point of the constitution.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are today's flight times longer than 25 years ago?
Replies: 76
Views: 12823

Re: Why are today's flight times longer than 25 years ago?

Because we no longer have Joe Patroni in the maintenance department giving the airplanes a good dose of octane booster and Captain Vernon Demerest, a well documented WW2 Ace flying them!

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best VPN
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Best VPN

I am currently in Europe and was using unlocator VPN in my hotel room etc. I was trying to get onto my YouTube TV account as well as my Spectrum account and neither one will work with a VPN. If I shut down the VPN and just try and stream, it wont allow it as I am out of the "geographical area&q...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM Rise Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 4446

CFM Rise Engine

I was just watching a you tube video by Mentor Pilot talking about the fact Boeing has pushed the development of its NMA back into mid 2030s. They seem to be waiting for CFM to develop its "rise" engine which will be an open fan engine almost completely bypassing the engines core, making i...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 111
Views: 6706

Re: Impending rail strike

So if you are unwell does it count as part of holiday entitlement?. Generally speaking yes, if you are unwell and unable to work, it would come out of a "holiday allotment" However, most companies do not call it holiday or vacation time. It is just personal time off. This could be for per...

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