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by N14AZ
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain plans to sink a B747
Replies: 49
Views: 12562

Re: Bahrain plans to sink a B747

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trav ... 0w9oBKm2b4

Thanks for the update! :bouncy:
SR380 wrote:
Did they paint it like the first 747 on purpose?

It seems so. Can’t be a coincidence.
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727LOVER wrote:

Says the article is from yesterday, so I'm assuming this is NEW

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trav ... 0w9oBKm2b4

Thanks for the update! :bouncy:
SR380 wrote:
Did they paint it like the first 747 on purpose?

It seems so. Can’t be a coincidence.

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 116
Views: 3646

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

The photo is before and the video after. In the video, they're removing the "mine". In the photo, the mine is there. Which leads to the question: when was the video taken? If it is true that the video was taken later on, did they come back to remove the "mine" or whatever it is ...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 116
Views: 3646

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

We know now the Iranian's were actually the nation that rescued the crew and, if the boat in the extremely grainy and unconvincing video was indeed Irantan, may have very well been disarming and removing the alleged mine (and since when are "mines" attached above the waterline?). Where ha...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 116
Views: 3646

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

It's difficult to tell from the pictures I've seen but one picture of the stern shows the ship slightly listed to one side. Likely after taking on water or possible bilge pump issues. Screenshot from the video https://news.mb.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/iran.jpg Picture taken later on https:/...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 116
Views: 3646

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

We know now the Iranian's were actually the nation that rescued the crew and, if the boat in the extremely grainy and unconvincing video was indeed Irantan, may have very well been disarming and removing the alleged mine (and since when are "mines" attached above the waterline?). Where ha...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 116
Views: 3646

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

The video shows very little of the ship so you can´t tell if its one that was attacked. I thought mines were underwater? The damage is a fair bit above the water line. Probably the DVD It's difficult to tell from the pictures I've seen but one picture of the stern shows the ship slightly listed to ...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 116
Views: 3646

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Anyone able and willing to comment on the video presented by the US Navy earlier this morning? I was wondering: if they were able to film that boat, classified as an IIRG Gashti class patrol boat, why were they not able to follow that boat and to see where it went to? This would ultimately destroy a...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ugly American
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: The Ugly American

You act as if countries should be forced to stay in the EU no matter how unfair it may be for their people. I would like to reply with an comparison: let’s imagine California decided to leave the USA. What would you think if EU politicians would openly support this? Wouldn’t you say „mind your own ...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ugly American
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: The Ugly American

...anyone remember that 1950s book that summarized the whims of the new global power - America, upon it's WWII victory. No, you are not alone. The title of this book came back to my mind during the last two years. The funny thing is I even agree with some of Trump‘s issues he addresses but the way ...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ugly American
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: The Ugly American

It was so much better when the Thousand-Year Reich balanced things out followed by the The Future that was Communism./sarcasm I don’t understand your comment. I clearly wrote that I grow up in West Germany and that I am grateful that you (... Galaxies flew over my house several times a day..) prote...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 116
Views: 3646

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Yeah, I saw this as well. I will be offline for the next two hours (flying to France in a minute) but I am very curious about the headlines when I go online again.

This might be the start of something big...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ugly American
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: The Ugly American

...anyone remember that 1950s book that summarized the whims of the new global power - America, upon it's WWII victory. No, you are not alone. The title of this book came back to my mind during the last two years. The funny thing is I even agree with some of Trump‘s issues he addresses but the way ...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 68
Views: 3360

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

My wife prefers San Francisco whereas I somehow liked LA more than SF. Toto, formed in Los Angeles, wrote a nice song about San Francisco: „Take the cable car to Jackson It's a Friday night affair Madam Rose's legendary honeycomb With an ounce of intuition You can feel it in the air This working boy...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)

Depends on what you prefer to see. I am not interested in landscape, Panorama (when landing in FRA and sitting on the right side (west wind conditions) I can see my office. :roll: ) but I am a huge fan of corrosion corners.... The left side when departing long haul flights from ZRH. ... and that's w...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42000

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 will live on. Even the Airbus CEO, the CCO just don't know it yet, but it will, because advances in technology over the coming years will drastically change the economics of flight. There will be major tweaks, which will serve well to test out technology for the next generation of narrowbo...

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by N14AZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4272

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Why? Because I don’t think „we“, i.e. humanity, we will manage to reduce greenhouse gases sufficiently. We will simply not make it. As you said, it doesn’t help if let’s say Germany reaches all targets in that respect but other larger nations do not. Good. The sooner everyone comes to that realizat...

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by N14AZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 84758

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

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I didn’t know they have such a nice museum at CHS. So thanks for posting this picture... and all the others as well..

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4272

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I think sooner or later the focus will shift from avoiding greenhouse emissions to kind of „end-of-pipe“-solutions, e.g. “capturing“ CO2 or absorbing it, example: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/switzerland-giant-new-machine-sucking-carbon-directly-air Why? Because I don’t think „we“, i.e. h...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: D-Day plane returns to Europe for 75th anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: D-Day plane returns to Europe for 75th anniversary

scbriml wrote:
I went to Duxford for a D-Day Dak photoshoot last night. Grand total of 23 Daks on the field - an impressive sight.

Wow! But where are your pictures? :scratchchin: :hyper:

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 345
Views: 61817

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Qatar wants to be launch customer for the 797. I guess Boeing doesn't want Diva-Airlines Qatar to become the launch customer. Would be like asking a horror clown to organize a children's bithday party... But seriously, there are other airlines with a long history of working together with Boeing suc...

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by N14AZ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 95
Views: 14750

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

they are just codesharing on a Lufthansa flight Okay, thanks for the correction. I will look for a better example. Well, AV owns BOG-MUC non-stops and does that five times a week with 787s if you're looking for an AV example. Conversely, LH still manages to fill up their 747s between FRA and JFK / ...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square
Replies: 36
Views: 1501

Re: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square

I just booked my next business trip to China in September. I will open this thread when I am there and try to post a „hello“ from there. Open this thread titled Tiananmen from your hotel room in Beijing using Baidu and say something in defense of Tank Man. I’ll be duly impressed. Yeah, there is no ...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square
Replies: 36
Views: 1501

Re: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square

If you try to Google for Tiananmen Square from a Chinese IP you will get totally different results than here in the west. You cannot use Google in China, it's blocked in China. :-) I usually use Baidu. And yes, the results are different, of course. Yes, of course, and by different you mean censored...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 72
Views: 2890

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

What were some of your experiences on defunct airlines? What are your opinions on the ones you’ve flown, and if people look at it through rose colored glasses too much. I flew on Continental when I was far too young to remember. When I asked my mother about what it was like, she told me it was “ave...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square
Replies: 36
Views: 1501

Re: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square

Anyway, too bad Chinese forum members can’t read this thread Why do you think they can’t read this? We have several Chinese members. I posted from China regularly on a.net. This very subject isn't going well with the Chinese authorities, so it will most probably be blocked. I am not sure if I under...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square
Replies: 36
Views: 1501

Re: June 4th, 1989: Tiananmen Square

wingman wrote:
Anyway, too bad Chinese forum members can’t read this thread

Why do you think they can’t read this? We have several Chinese members. I posted from China regularly on a.net.

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 13699

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

So you fly to Calama, Chile via Santiago you go through customs in Calama? Funny, I’ve been to something like 40 countries and it’s always been that way. Yo understand that I’m talking about a domestic connection after an international arrival, right? Not transiting a country. For example: LAX-AKL,...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 95
Views: 14750

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

OlafW wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
today Avianca flies from/to FRA every day, just as an example.


they are just codesharing on a Lufthansa flight

Okay, thanks for the correction. I will look for a better example.

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 72
Views: 2890

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

What were some of your experiences on defunct airlines? What are your opinions on the ones you’ve flown, and if people look at it through rose colored glasses too much. I flew on Continental when I was far too young to remember. When I asked my mother about what it was like, she told me it was “ave...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 95
Views: 14750

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Another factor is that most flights back then were not even close to daily. Many were once a week, some even once a month and most topped out at 3x weekly. That has since changed. True. You could see many B747's in FRA in the 80ies but sometimes only once a week per each operator (e.g. Cameroon Air...

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by N14AZ
Wed May 29, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TG business class amenity kit: no more eye shades, ear plugs?
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: TG business class amenity kit: no more eye shades, ear plugs?

Some airline I flew recently (don't remember which one, maybe LH?) came around with a basket of things found in amenity kits and let me choose the ones I wanted. That seems like a great solution for business/first to avoid the full amenity kit. I never want the other stuff, except maybe the tooth b...

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by N14AZ
Tue May 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 345
Views: 61817

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

- 777X progress, first flight That would be great! - A380, will it be in the flight program, static Show That's a very good and interesting question. Not from the point of view of an aviation enthusiast or plane spotter, but from the point of view of a hobby psychologist Signed, N14AZ, hobby psycho...

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by N14AZ
Tue May 28, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TG business class amenity kit: no more eye shades, ear plugs?
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: TG business class amenity kit: no more eye shades, ear plugs?

Hi, any more details about the flight? I am not quite sure about TG, but if I remember right, there are different kits for night and day flights... Hello. It was TG921, the flight that leaves Frankfurt at about 2pm and arrives in Bangkok early in the morning. So it’s definitively a night flight. I ...

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by N14AZ
Mon May 27, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TG business class amenity kit: no more eye shades, ear plugs?
Replies: 4
Views: 512

TG business class amenity kit: no more eye shades, ear plugs?

I didn’t fly TG for more than a year. I was very surprised that on my last flight in March 2019 the eye shades and the ear plugs were missing. These are apart from the socks the only items I ever use from these amenity kits. Is this new? Is it to save waste or plastic or whatsoever? I wouldn’t mind ...

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by N14AZ
Mon May 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 2986
Views: 292436

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

This is getting ridiculous: the German yellow press is now complaining that Boeing is using their employee’s parking spaces for storing B737Max’s including satellite picture: https://bilder.bild.de/fotos/links-der-landeplatz-boeing-fields-im-maerz-auf-dem-rechten-bild-derselbe-landeplatz-am-10-mai--...

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by N14AZ
Mon May 27, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42000

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I think that Airbus' current projections are too conservative. 1600 new VLA's in the coming 20 years including anything larger than an A350-1000 as a VLA. i.e., 80 VLA's a year? Hmm, what are the present sales figures for VLA's? I assume you refer to the B748i-A380-B77-9x-combo when you say "a...

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by N14AZ
Mon May 27, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?
Replies: 26
Views: 1765

Re: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?

Well, we will never know how much impact this video actually had but the two largest political parties lost significantly during yesterday’s election: CDU - 6.4%, SPD - 11.5, whereas the Greens have +9.8%. I guess that those who voted for SPD five years ago but not this year are identical with the n...

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by N14AZ
Sun May 26, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?
Replies: 26
Views: 1765

Re: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?

It seems to me that Europe as a whole has done and amazing job, even if falling short of some very ambitious targets. We're fighting over the last mile, while in the most populous parts of the world, the race has barely started. And we haven't even started talking about the up-and-coming manufactur...

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by N14AZ
Sat May 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?
Replies: 26
Views: 1765

Re: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?

Well hell.... Welcome to the modern world!! I just learned something new.... I had thought there might be some way to translate the video, I mean they are already working on instant language translation for live conversations.... Well Youtube already offers translation via captioning for their vide...

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by N14AZ
Sat May 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?
Replies: 26
Views: 1765

Re: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?

Will anybody here try to discuss the content of the Youtube video, or just the fact it is in german? Gruß, masi1157 Why don't you start, you are among the most qualified? The OP didn't leave us much. Lying politicians? Ha, that is not anything new anywhere in the world. The accusations in that vide...

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by N14AZ
Fri May 24, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?
Replies: 26
Views: 1765

Re: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?

How can we opine on the subject or even understand what you or this video is on about without actually speaking German? Is there any source in English about it and what issues are addressed and in which manner that "Germany's largest political party" is getting "crushed" whateve...

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by N14AZ
Fri May 24, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?
Replies: 26
Views: 1765

YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?

YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party? Interesting discussions in Germany about this video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=4Y1lZQsyuSQ The video is rather long and in German language (of course) and I don’t want to comment on his statements and conclusions. But w...

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by N14AZ
Wed May 22, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1453

Re: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

LMP737 wrote:
I don't know if this counts but I did prove my wife she was wrong once and she admitted it.;)

Naaaaah. I know, this is the internet and you can claim whatever you want. But this is so unrealistic and unlikely, it’s ridiculous to claim such an achievement. ;-)

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by N14AZ
Wed May 22, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 38
Views: 4226

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Max Q wrote:
Never seen women listed as a hobby..

True, a hobby should be fun only! Maybe Fallap wrote wombats but autocorrect changed it into women. The only explanation I can think of... :D

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by N14AZ
Wed May 22, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 38
Views: 4226

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

EasternSon wrote:
I make beer.

Wow, never heard of such an hobby. What is the scale of your „brewery“?

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by N14AZ
Mon May 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 30
Views: 2623

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Is there a suspicion that the Russians (i.e. the government or agents tied to the govt) tried to destabilise the Austrian govt? I'm guessing, being right wing, the Russians wouldn't have thought too highly of the Austrian govt? This doesn’t sound plausible to me. As Dutchy and others pointed out: P...

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by N14AZ
Fri May 17, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 462
Views: 76944

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

aero.de reports now that the crash might have been due to wrong loading: https://www.aero.de/news-31675/Verunglueckte-Boeing-737-200-wohl-falsch-beladen.html @ Moderators: I was told not to post in threads older than six months or something like that, I know. But is it really necessary to start a ne...

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by N14AZ
Fri May 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 7760

Re: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?

You have to imagine there will be other VLAs in the future Hmmm, well, I would think so as well. From my office window I see about a dozen of VLA‘s landing or taking off from FRA and I wonder how these VLA‘s will be replaced (.... actually, the answer is easy, it’s an aircraft with a lot of sevens ...

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by N14AZ
Fri May 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka
Replies: 7
Views: 4903

Re: Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka

From that article:

“They argued about it. I tried filming but my phone wasn’t working.”
:roll: :roll: :roll:

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by N14AZ
Thu May 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 11566

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

:bouncy: I've been waiting for this for the last 13 years And I for the last ten years. In 2009 I had a project in Mus and when spending one evening in Tatvan I was very surprised to see a poster of a TK 787 in a mall, even though they had not yet ordered the 787 at that time. ... and now it’s real!

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