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by ReverseFlow
Sat Feb 04, 2023 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6347

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

[Snip] No why would we? Under NATO we have not lost independence or ceded sovereignty that make decisions on our behalf unlike the powers of the European Commission. NATO cannot make decisions on its own all member nations have to agree, there is no voting decisions are made by consensus. No decisi...

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by ReverseFlow
Thu Feb 02, 2023 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6347

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

No but they can produce and sell good meat in the EU and the stuff thats out of date can just be sold and shipped to the UK instead of thrown away. They could have had good meat on the continent and shipped dodgy meat to the UK when the UK was in the EU. See the horsemeat scandal. https://en.wikipe...

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by ReverseFlow
Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12008
Views: 892411

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Aren't the Polish Mig-29s ex-Luftwaffe ones and therefore they would need German government approval to send them to the Ukraine.

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by ReverseFlow
Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6347

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

I don’t think Brexit supporters understand (as it seems is typical with most things) that products coming into the UK from the EU are not checked, Jacob Rees Mogg said it’ll be too expensive if import checks comes into effect. There was a random lorry check late last year and they found out of 22 l...

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by ReverseFlow
Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6347

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

I don’t think Brexit supporters understand (as it seems is typical with most things) that products coming into the UK from the EU are not checked, Jacob Rees Mogg said it’ll be too expensive if import checks comes into effect. There was a random lorry check late last year and they found out of 22 l...

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by ReverseFlow
Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6347

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

I didn't realise the CE marking was for foodstuffs? I thought it was for manufactured goods? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CE_marking P.S. I wonder if ChatGPT could tell us what the benefits of Brexit are. I don't have an account. I am not 100% sure what products it has to be attached to, but I hav...

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by ReverseFlow
Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 158
Views: 6347

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

Why not keep accepting CE marks? Because even though we are still on the same page the UK might not be the one to diverge but the EU might, case in point the EU Commission just approved a regulation allowing mealworms powder in food processing. So far, I haven't seen a reciprocal regulation in the ...

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by ReverseFlow
Mon Jan 30, 2023 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 258
Views: 62484

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

Absolute hogwash, the index for 115 of fuel tonnes is only -454, the index maximum load in the or forward hold is -1622, the index for the maximum for the aft cargo hold is +948 The ULR tanks are the same 3 tanks as the normal -900, just different liquid levels. That sounds correct in that the forw...

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by ReverseFlow
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12008
Views: 892411

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Speaking of which, now that Germany is willing to give tanks, will they be willing to deliver Migs flying from their air base? :scratchchin: bt If the Germans have to wait for some "US Underling" to advise his superiors that the US must be onboard for Germany to supply F-16's or some Euro...

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by ReverseFlow
Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of the Turkish Air Force
Replies: 49
Views: 7349

Re: Future of the Turkish Air Force

F-35s fly with radar reflectors when not used in a warzone so the number doesn't really matter. Are Eurofighter a real possibility, would Germany greenlight them ? If they became used against Greece's Rafales, that could get interesting... Question is, are they flying with radar reflectors over Pol...

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by ReverseFlow
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 2339

Re: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo

Looking at those pictures, those aircraft look to be purely tankers? Unless on the Lockheed design a smallish cargo hold is somehow between the engines (depending on how big the final aircraft will be - but looking at the cockpit window not very big) https://www.thedrive.com/uploads/2022/07/22/KC-Z....

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by ReverseFlow
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First white card drawn in Football
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: First white card drawn in Foodball

When I first heard about the white cards I also thought what's the point. However with yellow and red cards you have a punishment, how about a reward of some kind regarding white cards? You do have a sort of fair play statistic (least cards). How about the % of TV money or other bonuses clubs also g...

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by ReverseFlow
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2483

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Does anyone know how this is handled in other countries? As all the ones I've lived in/aware of, this has never popped up as a talking point. All you see are 'debt clocks'. E.g. https://www.debt.ca/debt-clock Or is it the case of not having a written down ceiling as the parliament has agreed to spen...

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by ReverseFlow
Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2862

Re: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA

They should ban all this wizardry of the Internet I say!

After all it is that which the government cannot control and is spreading this nakedry.
There should be checks already on the portal used to get into this wizardry (aka computer).
[/sarcasm]

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by ReverseFlow
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12008
Views: 892411

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The fact that Finland with a long border with Russia, is prepared to donate some of it's Leo 2's speaks volumes, about the reality based leadership there and what I think is still a Germany, despite the great amount of equipment sent, the quicker than expected transition away from Russian fuel, whi...

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by ReverseFlow
Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Russia turning to the East for relationships?
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: Is Russia turning to the East for relationships?

Iran has ordered 24 Su-35, its first foreign fighter imports since 1991, I think. Is that because Russia had blacklisted Iran until recently but Russia and Iran now seek close relations? https://eurasiantimes.com/leaving-the-west-baffled-iran-confirms-purchasing-24-russian/ Isn't it because there w...

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by ReverseFlow
Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 3924

Re: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023

An A321 with a 320 fuselage would be an A320. The wing and center wing box is different, but I can't see what advantage that would give (apart from not having those pesky outer tanks). The A321XLR has a MTOW 22t higher or 28% higher than the A320. That stronger wing, wingbox and landing gear would ...

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by ReverseFlow
Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Progresses With Folding-Wing Project!
Replies: 17
Views: 7318

Re: Airbus Progresses With Folding-Wing Project!

Doing a folding wing tip design is pretty straightforward. Each hinge and latch weigh only incrementally more than a bolt on wingtip. The added weight is to motorize the latch pins and the gear motor to rotate along with the controls, not huge. Yes there need to be trade studies if the longer winge...

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by ReverseFlow
Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 3924

Re: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023

Interestingly they say an A320, as previously Airbus pitched an A319 MPA. https://www.naval-technology.com/projects/a319mpa/ I would think the A320 is political as an A319 isn't built in France. As would it be because of a larger aircraft the 10X would also be too small. The ATR 72MP or ATR 72ASW c...

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by ReverseFlow
Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023
Replies: 42
Views: 3924

Re: European MPA Study Airbus / Dassault 2023

Interestingly they say an A320, as previously Airbus pitched an A319 MPA. https://www.naval-technology.com/projects/a319mpa/ I would think the A320 is political as an A319 isn't built in France. As would it be because of a larger aircraft the 10X would also be too small. The ATR 72MP or ATR 72ASW ca...

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by ReverseFlow
Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12008
Views: 892411

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I just happen to actually know what is actually going on here in Germany and what the actual causes for the current state really are rather than just spewing ignorant, prejudiced bluster wall to wall. Who are you accusing of spewing ignorant, prejudiced bluster wall to wall? Please answer, don't do...

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by ReverseFlow
Sun Jan 15, 2023 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility
Replies: 47
Views: 2632

Re: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility

So we have a probably serious company, why is long involved in composite tanks, actually delivered some to EASA, saying "demonstrator tank (not even connected to the engine!) in 2026-2028". On the other hand, we have a startup showing a tank (looks like produced by Yefeng Gas Equipment Co...

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by ReverseFlow
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility
Replies: 47
Views: 2632

Re: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility

Do you see any actual numbers on that site? Part numbers. volumes, dry and net weights? Any actual information about sales and deliveries? I certainly don't. On the page you linked they do show a picture of a stainless dewar - and it looks pretty similar to 240 L dewars used for LN2. Here is a link...

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by ReverseFlow
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility
Replies: 47
Views: 2632

Re: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility

What you miss, is that "energy source by mass" applies only because the current generation of airplanes is designed around the use of Jet-A or avgas, which have a density in a narrow range. Designers made certain choices to have tanks which can hold fuel volume of about the right mass to ...

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by ReverseFlow
Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility
Replies: 47
Views: 2632

Re: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility

So? RJMAZ was saying "Liquid hydrogen has a quarter of the energy per unit of volume compared to jet fuel." But that is a wrong premise as energy content is by mass and not volume. Hydrogen might be low density but if you compress it to a higher density then you will get more mass per vol...

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by ReverseFlow
Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility
Replies: 47
Views: 2632

Re: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility

You can legitimately do both. Same as payload can be limited by weight (many passenger operations) or by volume (I heard FedEx-UPS run out of space in planes before they hit weight limits) With hydrogen being low density, it needs significant storage vessel, either as gas or liquid - so dead weight...

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by ReverseFlow
Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility
Replies: 47
Views: 2632

Re: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility

The Airbus zeroE pod system won't work. The volume of hydrogen needed for a 1,000nm flight can not fit in the small pod behind the electric motor. Liquid hydrogen has a quarter of the energy per unit of volume compared to jet fuel. A turboprop has the entire wing full of fuel. Now imagine four time...

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by ReverseFlow
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility
Replies: 47
Views: 2632

Re: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility

The Airbus zeroE pod system won't work. The volume of hydrogen needed for a 1,000nm flight can not fit in the small pod behind the electric motor. Liquid hydrogen has a quarter of the energy per unit of volume compared to jet fuel. A turboprop has the entire wing full of fuel. Now imagine four time...

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by ReverseFlow
Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1289
Views: 198516

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

https://youtu.be/xfoPdlMg4Og What makes the F-18 a better candidate tha F-16 for Ukraine? Shorter runway lengths? Better radar? What gives? bt Possibly availability- Australia, Canada, Finland, and Spain may have some available real soon now. And other operators (e.g. Malaysia, Switzerland) might b...

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by ReverseFlow
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1289
Views: 198516

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdjfgD5RMoo
I guess there will be pictures of airbases where they have gone to soon.
I'd guess they have gone further east.
Will the only thing that complicates matters be the weapons that are usually stored at Engels?
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GDB wrote:
Looks like Engels has been vacated;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdjfgD5RMoo
I guess there will be pictures of airbases where they have gone to soon.
I'd guess they have gone further east.
Will the only thing that complicates matters be the weapons that are usually stored at Engels?

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by ReverseFlow
Tue Jan 10, 2023 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bavarian Airlines: new airline out of Munich
Replies: 35
Views: 7449

Re: Bavarian Airlines: new airline out of Munich

Just imagine a Prussian wanting to fly to Munich from Berlin. Surely anything with Bavaria in the name is a no-no. But I suppose why would they want to travel there in the first place. Perhaps they are wanting to emulate Yorkshire Airlines? https://youtube.com/watch?v=6VLYpKGVBUg&si=EnSIkaIECMiO...

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by ReverseFlow
Tue Jan 10, 2023 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie
Replies: 156
Views: 6895

Re: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie

OA260 wrote:
Its half price already lol

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I guess all the juicy bits have been broadcast already and reading books is so last century. [emoji1787]

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by ReverseFlow
Sun Jan 08, 2023 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operating costs: 2x A321XLR vs 1 widebody
Replies: 40
Views: 9737

Re: Operating costs: 2x A321XLR vs 1 widebody

My brain is having a hard time accepting that premise. The wide-body will burn more fuel (not as much more as some may think, but more for sure), cost more to buy in the first place, and cost more to maintain most likely just on size alone. Sorry, not signing up to be able to read their methodology...

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by ReverseFlow
Sat Jan 07, 2023 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility
Replies: 47
Views: 2632

Re: Hybrid Airliner Feasibility

ETOPS isn't really constrained by engine reliability nowadays. It's about cargo fire suppression capability. Two conventional engines are what we have now, so I don't see why ETOPS with this concept would be more constrained. How do you propose running this thing? Shutting down the conventional eng...

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by ReverseFlow
Sat Jan 07, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sonar Bouy on a quad-copter
Replies: 34
Views: 2738

Re: Sonar Bouy on a quad-copter

What kind of winds and wave heighrs would these quadcopters be able to operate in?

As calling off a sub hunt with a quadcopter because it can't fly in a (say) 10 knot wind would be a no-go!

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by ReverseFlow
Sat Jan 07, 2023 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12008
Views: 892411

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Those folks have a choice - stay and become fully Ukrainian, or leave and become fully Russian. It's up to them. After what Russia has done, there can no longer be a halfway house. How would that work in practice, though? Could you tell everyone in the UK they need to drop their native language and...

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by ReverseFlow
Tue Jan 03, 2023 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6563

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

As an aside to the discussion, here's what the wealth is estimated of the UK royal firm. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/14/the-sovereigns-wealth-uk-royal-familys-finances-explained And about that the monarch has no input in laws or is ruled by them.... https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/am...

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by ReverseFlow
Mon Jan 02, 2023 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where to go on holiday from UK Feb 2023?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Where to go on holiday from UK Feb 2023?

A few years ago I went to Madeira on holiday in February. It was around 18 degrees warm but as the sun is more intense I was walking around in a t-shirt (locals in jumpers!). A very green and beautiful island and of course the approach to the airport is something to see. Not sure about the 'culture...

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by ReverseFlow
Mon Jan 02, 2023 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where to go on holiday from UK Feb 2023?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Where to go on holiday from UK Feb 2023?

A few years ago I went to Madeira on holiday in February. It was around 18 degrees warm but as the sun is more intense I was walking around in a t-shirt (locals in jumpers!). A very green and beautiful island and of course the approach to the airport is something to see. Not sure about the 'culture'...

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by ReverseFlow
Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6563

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

Why? Why? It has no place within a democratic society. Very small benefits, large drawbacks. Huge expenses, scandals and above all influence on society just because of their birth. But the better question would be, why tolerate them as a democratic society? you can say the same for most elected gov...

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by ReverseFlow
Sun Jan 01, 2023 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your most exciting aircraft swaps
Replies: 48
Views: 3035

Re: Your most exciting aircraft swaps

AC from Toronto swapped from an A330 to an almost brand new A340-500.

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by ReverseFlow
Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 485573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

SU also reported that they have bought out 10 777 leases from the Irish leasing company and now they are single registered in RU. So now they have cleared all A330s and 777. I wonder if 747s (Rossiya) are next. Those have been parked at SVO for months now. How do they buy out the leases if sanction...

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by ReverseFlow
Tue Dec 27, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 12008
Views: 892411

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Russ ... ery_deaths
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In the theme of Russian 'businessmen' and others opposed to the Ukraine war falling off balconies etc there is now even a Wiki page with a list!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Russ ... ery_deaths

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by ReverseFlow
Tue Dec 27, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Flight 800 - Revisted
Replies: 73
Views: 12032

Re: TWA Flight 800 - Revisted

https://www.faa.gov/sites/faa.gov/files ... _Draft.pdf)

It's taken on the probability of the fleet and not of the single aircraft that something might happen.
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And interestingly inerting is not a 'no go' item on the MMEL (see page 363 here https://www.faa.gov/sites/faa.gov/files ... _Draft.pdf)

It's taken on the probability of the fleet and not of the single aircraft that something might happen.

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by ReverseFlow
Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3618

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

I don't know about NZ but has anyone else in The States noticed fewer and fewer people smoking tobacco? Even vaping? Both are still a thing but it seems fewer and fewer people are doing either or both. Perhapa because it's getting more expensive and people have to choose between smoking and other t...

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by ReverseFlow
Sat Dec 24, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Flight 800 - Revisted
Replies: 73
Views: 12032

Re: TWA Flight 800 - Revisted

It would have been a heck of a conspiracy from the sailors on the ship to the investigators. As we saw on the Malaysian 777 shot down over the Ukraine they could see all the impacts of the missile and could even determine which kind of missile it was. And as an addition, this crash gave us SFAR88, s...

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by ReverseFlow
Wed Dec 21, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5668

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 ReverseFlow
Wed Dec 21, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5668

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
The United States of America has the greatest criminal justice system in the world.


How is that defined or established?

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by ReverseFlow
Tue Dec 20, 2022 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5668

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 famil...

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