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by Avatar2go
Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 261
Views: 11246

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

Need to be perfectly clear that the allegation of Biden destroying documents remains entirely a MAGA conspiracy theory. Despite all the protests here to the contrary. There is not one shred of evidence. As to the reason for the conspiracy theory, that needs no explanation, with any knowledge of hist...

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Sun Feb 05, 2023 8:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 106
Views: 5375

Re: Chinese Spy Balloon

The reason cannon fire doesn't work well on a balloon, is that it offers no resistance to the round, and is pressurized only slightly higher than atmospheric pressure. You can hole it for sure, but then it requires gas diffusive & convective exchange through the holes to make it less buoyant, wh...

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by Avatar2go
Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex & Southwest Near Collision at AUS
Replies: 26
Views: 3980

Re: Fedex & Southwest Near Collision at AUS

This sounded like ATC saw and alerted SW to FedEx when it was farther out and expected a quicker roll from SW. But everyone remained calm and professional.

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by Avatar2go
Sun Feb 05, 2023 3:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 106
Views: 5375

Re: Chinese Spy Balloon

Shot down with a sidewinder missile… because why use 20MM when you can fire off a $400,000 missile? ‘Murica And before anyone says “oh it’s probably an old one due to be scrapped anyway” no. If it failed it would be a huge embarrassment for such a high profile mission. Please see this article: http...

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by Avatar2go
Sat Feb 04, 2023 10:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 106
Views: 5375

Re: Chinese Spy Balloon

Wonder if any elint a/c were launched to see if the balloon was still in active communication during its foray over the US? My line of thinking, if active that would be most important, imagine the reaction if it was a manned a/c, but harmless balloon, we already have the nay-sayers that China could...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 265
Views: 50604

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

ULA is finally stacking the Centaur V stage, after a delay due to a crane problem in the Vertical Integration Facility.

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 261
Views: 11246

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

Firstly, absolute props to you for the style of your reply. It brought a genuine smile to my face, and credit is well due to you. The substance side is where it falls down. Quoting oneself always seems off, but Point it out in what I said. in Biden decided to go to Rehoboth two weekends ago, before...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 539
Views: 65714

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

The NASA software load for Artemis 1, which governed orbital insertion by the core stage, had no observed issues and will be reused for Artemis 2 & 3. With Artemis 4 and the new EUS stage, the computers will be moved from the core to the upper stage, and the software will also control trans-luna...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 106
Views: 5375

Re: Chinese Spy Balloon

Helps to keep in mind this is not the first time this has happened, it's just the first time it has hit the news cycle. Bringing down a balloon from high altitude in a controlled fashion, is not easy and has risks. The US is acting responsibly here. The balloon is most likely engaged in signal intel...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Non-combat military aircraft losses
Replies: 34
Views: 1817

Re: Non-combat military aircraft losses

Again this argument comes down to confusion regarding the purpose of accident investigation. The goal is to prevent future accidents, and that's all. When public knowledge and understanding are aligned with accident prevention, the information is released. When it isn't, it's not released. The purpo...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 261
Views: 11246

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

Biden decided to go to Rehoboth two weekends ago, before the FBI searched. Don't worry about it being a potential crime scene or anything like that. Maybe his team finally got their act together and got the fireplace going and made some 'smores before the FBI's appointment. Go ahead Mr. President. ...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 261
Views: 11246

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

Anybody other than me think this story is dying everywhere except on some chat boards? Whether he meant to or not, Pence’s disclosure has neutralized the issue. Everybody has done it. Get over it. Move on. Yes, for the future, tighten up procedures, maybe require a screening of all documents moving...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 Retirement
Replies: 30
Views: 3711

Re: KC-10 Retirement

So if the KC46 can't fully replace the KC10 (1 for 1), what do you think the air force should do to have another tanker? A 777-based platform or stealth? Legitimately asking. The original mission of the KC-10 Extender has largely gone away. For the new mission emerging in the Pacific, we don't have...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Non-combat military aircraft losses
Replies: 34
Views: 1817

Re: Non-combat military aircraft losses

I'm all for OpSec, but why so much secrecy around safety stuff? What are they hiding or protecting? We're not China after all....I mean, it's not like we are prone to trusting the governing our culture. Helps to understand that the purpose of accident investigation is prevention of future accidents...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett
Replies: 215
Views: 20902

Re: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett

Say, if Boeing did a MAX 10 style fuselage stretch to a MAX 11. Could this still be grandfathered? It would be great to move the long versions out of high capacity tight Renton to the more spacious Everett. Aside from that, it is great news for the truss braced wing production site selection proces...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104597

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

I have been following this on the thread, EG: https://www.aviacionline.com/2022/05/with-the-caps-on-qatar-airways-publishes-part-of-the-judgment-against-airbus/ Unfortunately the Reuters article is behind a paywall. Does Judge Wacksman update or modify the comments in the "Aviaconline" ex...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 261
Views: 11246

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

Biden decided to go to Rehoboth two weekends ago, before the FBI searched. Don't worry about it being a potential crime scene or anything like that. Maybe his team finally got their act together and got the fireplace going and made some 'smores before the FBI's appointment. Go ahead Mr. President. ...

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by Avatar2go
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court rules domestic abusers under restraining orders have right to guns
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Court rules domestic abusers under restraining orders have right to guns

It's becoming comical how conservatives are trying to use originalism to pursue their own agenda. I strongly doubt the founders would have objected to this law. It could not possibly be used by the government to abridge the gun rights of the majority, or law-abiding citizens. The reasoning of the co...

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by Avatar2go
Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 539
Views: 65714

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

The Orion 2 test article undergoes an inversion test to check integrity and self-righting ability.
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by Avatar2go
Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Non-combat military aircraft losses
Replies: 34
Views: 1817

Re: Non-combat military aircraft losses

It seems like the accident reports are much less available than for civilian aircraft accidents. I'm still wondering what caused the F35 ramp strike last year. Those accident reports are eventually released. But a thorough accident investigation may take a year or more. Even if the proximate causes...

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by Avatar2go
Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 539
Views: 65714

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

NASA has released the engineering camera footage (higher frame rate, slow motion) for the Artemis 1 launch. Mobile launcher tower views: https://images.nasa.gov/details-KSC-20221116-MH-NAS01-0001-Artemis_I_Launch_Engineering_Views_ML_Tower_LC_39B-3319019 Onboard vehicle views, ICPS separation: https...

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by Avatar2go
Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104597

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

So again, unless you don't want to see what happened here, this was a climbdown from one side as they had so much more to lose here. Especially when other airlines kept flying their A350's while suffering the same type of problem. Lol! This confirms my statement that the lack of detail allows every...

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by Avatar2go
Thu Feb 02, 2023 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104597

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

Airbus offered a fix and QR rejected it, but have now accepted it? As far as I'm aware, fact. The issue as stated by Qatar, was wanting to see an analysis of the manufacturing, to ensure that it was not the root cause of the surface degradation. The Airbus objection was that an analysis had already...

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by Avatar2go
Thu Feb 02, 2023 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 149
Views: 9088

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

[s. More insulting is that Zimmerman and his campaign were asleep at the switch for a simple check would have brought this to light and probably guaranteed a Zimmerman victory. Which should be more of a laugh. I have to agree with you. They must've not done the most basic search on his background. ...

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by Avatar2go
Thu Feb 02, 2023 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Final Flyaway
Replies: 69
Views: 9496

Re: 747 Final Flyaway

With all the regulatory rules and the like they are having problems designing and building aircraft. Look at the 737MAX and the 787 aircraft. They cannot get it right the first time. They did it right the first time with the 747-100 in 1968 except for the Pratt & Whitney JT9D-3A power plant whi...

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by Avatar2go
Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Final Flyaway
Replies: 69
Views: 9496

Re: 747 Final Flyaway

Joe Sutter engineered and had a prototype built in a little over two years along with the help of more engineers and the like. They basically did this without the use of computers. It was built from about 1968 until the last one was completed and flown away from Boeitng's Renton airport in late Jan...

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by Avatar2go
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104597

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

You still thought it wise to post about root cause when all indications at the time was that the dispute was way past that point already. Note that I said the root cause was not established to Qatar's satisfaction (either airline or regulator). I think we can infer now that it has been, since the g...

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by Avatar2go
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104597

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

scbriml wrote:

The article was just verbatim the joint statement issued by both Airbus & Qatar Airways. Given it says the agreement is confidential (no surprise there) it’s unlikely we’ll ever know the details.


Just amusing, though not unexpected, that so much of the speculation was wrong.

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by Avatar2go
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104597

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

Here are official links. Details are confidential. Grounded A350 Aircraft will be repaired. Claims and counterclaims are discontinued. https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2023/January/QatarAirways-and-Airbus-Reach-Amicable-Settlement.html https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/...

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by Avatar2go
Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 401
Views: 104597

Re: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute

Probably best to wait until the details on the alleged settlement are released. There were zero details in article.

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by Avatar2go
Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 261
Views: 11246

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/01/politics ... index.html
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The FBI searched Biden's second home and found no classified documents. They did haul off a few boxes of official records for further review.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/01/politics ... index.html

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by Avatar2go
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 149
Views: 9088

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

Again: The media are not "running after him." All these lies come out, the media fact checks, then reports. That's how media is supposed to work. Another allegation comes up about him, the media reports it. It is not the media making stuff up. If they did he would have been running some i...

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by Avatar2go
Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2024 Elections
Replies: 5
Views: 349

2024 Elections

In Arizona, the MAGA candidates who ran on election fraud and lost in 2022, are gearing up for runs in 2024. Kristen Sinema switch to independent is seen as an opening for the GOP, but some in the party establishment want the MAGA candidates out. Yet they remain highly popular with voters, and may n...

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 190
Views: 39869

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023

When the 787 was first produced, I remember lots of airplanes needed rework. I remember seeing pages upon pages of planes awaiting rework before delivery, after certification. How many were impacted then, as compared to how many today? If someone remembers. Brian West stated at the end of Q3 2022, ...

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Final Flyaway
Replies: 69
Views: 9496

Re: 747 Final Flyaway

Pretty good review of the 747 history and legacy. Nice to see the people from the 80's forward be recognized.

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud
Replies: 34
Views: 2364

Re: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud

Trump and his attorney Alina Habba are in trouble again with the court, this time for demonstrably false statements made in defense of the Trump Organization civil lawsuit. The New York Attorney General has requested sanctions. Trump has claimed at various times, that he both was and wasn't presiden...

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023
Replies: 190
Views: 39869

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Deliveries - 2023

I'm afraid someone is crying the 'sky is falling' without understanding aircraft design and manufacture. The section join areas are the strongest most stable parts of the aircraft. There are two section layers bonded together and a metal ring and all that is riveted and bolted together. I've seen a...

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sovereign Citizens on YouTube Challenging Cops
Replies: 20
Views: 1128

Re: Sovereign Citizens on YouTube Challenging Cops

Yeah, this is a really bad thing. These people have forgotten the basic principles of democracy. First, that governance is delegated from the consent of the governed. Second, that the will of the majority takes precedence. Both of those imply that the existence of the police & police powers is v...

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'
Replies: 73
Views: 2885

Re: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'

I think the fact that Ronna McDaniel was re-elected as the RNC chair, means that not much has changed in the party base. I think they will go for Trump, until he says or does something that makes him unelectable. And she will be loyal to him. Where that line is, I don't really know. Borrowing a phra...

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max Legal Saga Continues
Replies: 29
Views: 5884

Re: Boeing 737 Max Legal Saga Continues

Meanwhile: Volkswagen senior manager Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in a U.S. prison for concealing software that was used to evade pollution limits on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. Schmidt's role in the Volkswagen fraud was similar to Forkner's role at Boeing, in that he did no...

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett
Replies: 215
Views: 20902

Re: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett

I find it odd that they are planning to get rid of the 787 tooling at Everett for the MAX, rather than doing 787 rework in the 787 line and instead putting the MAX line the 747 bays. If they keep the 787 tooling, they at least leave the door open to bringing a portion of 787 production back to Ever...

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max Legal Saga Continues
Replies: 29
Views: 5884

Re: Boeing 737 Max Legal Saga Continues

The article above brought some good points and questions. You deflected certain points/questions such the choice of Texas... The choice of Texas was due to the state line that was crossed by the wire fraud. To become a federal crime, the fraud must be interstate. In this case the two airlines that ...

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max Legal Saga Continues
Replies: 29
Views: 5884

Re: Boeing 737 Max Legal Saga Continues

Boeing could be sued for Negligence in that the MCAS system was only tied to the Capt's angle of attack sensor with no Backup or comparator by the opposite side AOA sensor. and the MCAS system was putting out a Nose Down signal to prevent a Stall. Boeing was sued for negligence in the MCAS design m...

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett
Replies: 215
Views: 20902

Re: Boeing adding 737 line in Everett

I find it odd that they are planning to get rid of the 787 tooling at Everett for the MAX, rather than doing 787 rework in the 787 line and instead putting the MAX line the 747 bays. If they keep the 787 tooling, they at least leave the door open to bringing a portion of 787 production back to Ever...

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by Avatar2go
Tue Jan 31, 2023 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'
Replies: 73
Views: 2885

Re: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'

I'm honestly happy to see them go at each other. DeSantis is a Trump protege, his political positions were enabled by Trump, and he uses the media in the same way. So let the pupil attack the tutor, or vice versa.

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by Avatar2go
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread
Replies: 311
Views: 36345

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread

Brings the KC-46 order total to 124 of the 179 total. Not sure how many have been delivered thus far. According to this article, the Air Force has 128 under contract, of which 68 have been delivered and are in use. In addition, Boeing is under contract for 10 additional frames; 6 for Japan, of whic...

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by Avatar2go
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 265
Views: 50604

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

ULA is stacking the Centaur V upper stage onto Vulcan today. The interstage is already stacked. After which they will begin integration testing, with WDR testing at the pad conducted sometime before the end of February. The launch date is now uncertain, because like Artemis, the Peregrine lunar land...

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by Avatar2go
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread
Replies: 178
Views: 136214

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread

I'd expect RTS in China to be very slow, mirroring the rest of the process thus far. They will keep Boeing on the edge of not remarketing so as not to lose their opportunities, but will inch forward only enough for that to happen. That's how they play the game.

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by Avatar2go
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 Retirement
Replies: 30
Views: 3711

Re: KC-10 Retirement

The other aspect of this is the KC-10 Extender mission, which was to provide tanker services to the US overseas commands, from the continental US, in the event that remote operational bases or airspace were denied. The KC-135 is reliant to a large extent on those remote operations. The KC-46 is some...

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