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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ready for a flying cruise ship?
Replies: 16
Views: 3726

Re: Ready for a flying cruise ship?

So what would be the sightseeing program on such a cruise trip?
Monday: clouds
Tuesday: clouds
Wednesday: more clouds
Thursday: clouds, maybe pink clouds in the evening
Friday: preparation for the next weeks sightseeing tour (… more clouds..)

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China international borders reopening thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3086

Re: China international borders reopening thread

The Chinese regime is happy that there are no more long noses traveling to China. Simple as that.

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa switching international routes from FRA to MUC- why?
Replies: 12
Views: 3664

Re: Lufthansa switching international routes from FRA to MUC- why?

Munich must generate more local traffic too. Frankfurt is a connecting hub, it’s not a big city It’s true that Munich has a considerably higher population figure compared to Frankfurt. But both metropolitan regions have about the same population figures (about 6 million each). I would even tend to ...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 17
Views: 1871

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Stupid question: what is the purpose of these light steel halls installed on deck? My guess is environmental protection for the incomplete EMALS system. Keeps workers nice and dry while they finish installing the system. Thank you for your feedback. I have been. At least a dozen times. You are mist...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 17
Views: 1871

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Stupid question: what is the purpose of these light steel halls installed on deck?

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by N14AZ
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?
Replies: 15
Views: 1678

Re: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?

So flying TK is attractive, but a SIN transit is not?!? Where did I say that flying from northern Germany to CGK with TK via IST is attractive? Please read my first post: I actually started this thread to find a better connection than TK via Istanbul. The problem with TK is that the aircraft takes ...

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by N14AZ
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?
Replies: 15
Views: 1678

Re: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?

TK will be your only one-stop option from HAJ. Could try EK from HAM, but you won't arrive in the morning, and if you don't think SIN is a good option, then you'll hate DXB Why doesn't SIN sound like a good option? SIN always wins awards for best airport and has super smooth connections. I would pe...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?
Replies: 15
Views: 1678

Re: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?

It would help to know where you are originating from. N757KW I live close to HAJ, Hanover. For me, I prefer to arrive in Jakarta at night because usually I can fall asleep. I have done a few morning arrivals, and it was very hard to stay awake all day. However, I work nights at home, so I do not ha...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near homes
Replies: 22
Views: 1789

Re: Airports near homes

Ho Chi Minh City, tried to find a representative picture but didn’t succeed. Maybe this one is okay…

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG aerodynamic aftermarket kit certified
Replies: 35
Views: 7883

Re: 737NG aerodynamic aftermarket kit certified

This is a pleasant surprise. 1.5% fuel burn reduction on the 737-700. Claims of more on the -800/-900. Westjet and Delta are the launch customers. https://aviationweek.com/aerospace/aircraft-propulsion/aero-design-labs-launches-boeing-737ng-drag-cut-kit Savings of $12k/month or $144k/yr are not sha...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?
Replies: 15
Views: 1678

Re: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?

i guess you answered your own question Well, if I did then I apologize. That’s not the purpose of a DISCUSSION forum. Do you mean *direct* flight or *non-stop* flight ? AFAIK, KLM have direct flights to Jakarta... albeit with a 1h15 stop in Singapore Additionally, Garuda have nonstop flights to AMS...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG aerodynamic aftermarket kit certified
Replies: 35
Views: 7883

Re: 737NG aerodynamic aftermarket kit certified

This is a pleasant surprise. 1.5% fuel burn reduction on the 737-700. Claims of more on the -800/-900. Westjet and Delta are the launch customers. https://aviationweek.com/aerospace/aircraft-propulsion/aero-design-labs-launches-boeing-737ng-drag-cut-kit Savings of $12k/month or $144k/yr are not sha...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?
Replies: 15
Views: 1678

Re: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?

i guess you answered your own question Well, if I did then I apologize. That’s not the purpose of a DISCUSSION forum. Do you mean *direct* flight or *non-stop* flight ? AFAIK, KLM have direct flights to Jakarta... albeit with a 1h15 stop in Singapore Additionally, Garuda have nonstop flights to AMS...

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by N14AZ
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18324

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

Can’t wait until you hear at the airport „Your Civil Aviation Administration of China flight will be delayed…“ ;-) I always found it funny a country shares the name with a sad fowl. Would not blame them for changing the name and benefit from breaking the association. For the airline, how about use T...

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by N14AZ
Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?
Replies: 15
Views: 1678

No direct flights between AMS and CGK?

It seems that I will have to travel to Indonesia more often. So far I always took TK via IST. AMS would be way more comfortable for me. But it seems as if there are no direct flights between AMS and CGK. How comes? Is it due to the pandemic, Garuda‘s financial problems or maybe due to the codeshare ...

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by N14AZ
Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1652

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

Do you mind posting a picture of your W124? Brings back great memories since my father drove them in the 80s and 90s. I drove a W123 after I had graduated but I am a lousy mechanic and was not able to do maintenance or repair works by myself… Not at all, this was last month: https://i.ibb.co/0nmWvR...

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by N14AZ
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1652

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

Do you mind posting a picture of your W124? Brings back great memories since my father drove them in the 80s and 90s. I drove a W123 after I had graduated but I am a lousy mechanic and was not able to do maintenance or repair works by myself…

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by N14AZ
Fri May 20, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4468

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

The Iraq war was not about WMDs; WMDs were just a selling point for the masses. The higher ups in Bush administration knew there were no WMDs, although no doubt there were lower echelon zealot types who drank the kool aid. The fact that there were no WMDs in Iraq has been proven without a doubt. ht...

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by N14AZ
Fri May 20, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4468

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

how many US soldiers lost their lives due to the WMDs that never existed. The Iraq war was not about WMDs; WMDs were just a selling point for the masses. The higher ups in Bush administration knew there were no WMDs, although no doubt there were lower echelon zealot types who drank the kool aid. Th...

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by N14AZ
Fri May 20, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4468

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

I'm shocked at how badly this man has aged in the years since he left office. Considering that the key people in his administration have never expressed any regret over the decision to go into Iraq, I don't think he will ever either. These people have their legacy to protect. Irritating how he laug...

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by N14AZ
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Flown Airline?
Replies: 46
Views: 4141

Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

I think the best forum for such questions is the Travel, Polls forum… just saying. Since this is an aviation forum which airlines have you flown on the most? 1. SAS 686 flights 2. Lufthansa 103 3. Widerøe 69 4. Air NZ 46 5. Norwegian 44 Holy cow! SK/LH combined almost 800 flights… If you are traveli...

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by N14AZ
Fri Apr 15, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 439735

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

I think we should be very cautious not to just assume that China will hide the outcome of this investigation. I think we need to give investigators time to complete their work and issue their initial report You may be right. In case of the 1990 Guangzhou Baiyun airport collisions they had no proble...

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by N14AZ
Fri Apr 15, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432230

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

How many people really buy all this nonsensical BS about "denazification"? Obviously the Russian soldiers or at least some of them. When they entered Ukranian villages they kept asking the villagers „where are the Nazis?“ :roll: Just three weeks until May 8, the day that Putin might decla...

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by N14AZ
Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 7269

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

I read that she also wants to stop all French-German defense projects. I didn’t get the justification… Anyhow, I really hope she doesn’t win. Isn’t it obvious that we need a strong EU and a strong NATO? Nationalism. Les Boches = bad. Ah, okay, understood. How could I forget… Signed N14AZ, un Boche ...

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by N14AZ
Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City
Replies: 45
Views: 2710

Re: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1514312895525539843

I have never seen a „terrorist“ or shooter so unathletic…
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DIRECTFLT wrote:
BREAKING: Footage shows Brooklyn subway shooting suspect Frank James being taken into custody by NYPD after having been spotted in the East Village.

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1514312895525539843

I have never seen a „terrorist“ or shooter so unathletic…

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by N14AZ
Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 7269

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

I read that she also wants to stop all French-German defense projects. I didn’t get the justification…

Anyhow, I really hope she doesn’t win. Isn’t it obvious that we need a strong EU and a strong NATO?

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by N14AZ
Tue Apr 12, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432230

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Only today, Russia warned Finland and Sweden against joining NATO. It looks like Putin has managed to rush two neutral neighbouring countries into becoming enemy neighbouring countries. That’s why I don’t understand they wait until June. They should join NOW. This would be a nice reply and would ma...

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by N14AZ
Tue Apr 12, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432230

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.corriere.it/economia/aziende/22_aprile_08/we-are-at-war-with-the-west-the-european-security-order-is-illegitimate-c6b9fa5a-b6b7-11ec-b39d-8a197cc9b19a.shtml This is an in depth interview with a former Russian govt official who remains close to Putin. It gives you a glimpse at how the el...

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by N14AZ
Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 439735

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern ChinauNd

Secondly, IF TRUE, wouldn’t that mean that the majority of crashes are due to suicide? That would be shocking… I don't follow your logic at all on this suggestion. I knew I hadn’t expressed myself properly. And I am not sure if it’s correct, I would have to investigate a little bit: if I think back...

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by N14AZ
Wed Apr 06, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432230

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Comment from China's Global Times on what they call the "Bucha incident" https://weibo.com/3214158792/Ln5V9iE9H?pagetype=profilefeed #GlobalTimesEditorial [Cannot let the "Bucha Incident" become an excuse of flaming fire] The United Nations Security Council held a meeting on Apr...

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by N14AZ
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 439735

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Here is more background on and information about the FO who had been busted back from Captain. Make of the video what you will but it certainly does add more suspicions. I couldn't find out any information on the quoted Chinese American pilot Gao Fei but that is most likely not his real name. https...

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by N14AZ
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33694

Re: Condor launch new livery

I like it and I take this was their inspiration: https://i.imgur.com/y3VjYrC.jpg Exactly, it's to remind the German tourists to not forget to put their towels on the deck chairs near the pool at 5am, thereby avoiding that Britisch tourists will take the best deck chairs. The white strips between th...

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by N14AZ
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33694

Re: Condor launch new livery

Not a joke at all! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FPfhdtQX0AIzjJu?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/status/1510924132657020933?s=20&t=q5QJF_EnJQ6VjEjpB8UeMA From @FrenchPainter. Thank you for the great pictures! I mean, its certainly going stick out no matter where it goe...

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by N14AZ
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432230

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Reding Russias Plan for the final solution to the Ukrainian question on RIA should make clear that Russia in its current form needs to go the way of Nazi Germany: Onto the trash heap of history! https://ria.ru/20220403/ukraina-1781469605.html (in Russian) best regards Thomas We ought to post the fu...

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by N14AZ
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33694

Re: Condor launch new livery

It’s not a joke?

Then I guess Condor is now active in the field of flying prisoners and that’s why they had to adapt their livery.

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by N14AZ
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 439735

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern ChinauNd

This is a investigation being run by China not the NTSB they won't release info quickly if at all. They have both the FDR and CVR they know what happened. See the Reuters article dated April 02: The U.S. safety board told Reuters it was helping the Civil Aviation Administration of China "with ...

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 4114

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

Oh boy, this man clearly believes he's the center of the universe doesn't he And all the parallel universes that have been stolen from him! ;-) This is almost like treason. Disgusting! Let’s hope the Republicans will nominate Nikki Haley for the next elections and then we don’t have to hear anythin...

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 4114

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

This is almost like treason. Disgusting!
Let’s hope the Republicans will nominate Nikki Haley for the next elections and then we don’t have to hear anything about this narcissist anymore …

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by N14AZ
Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13047

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

The joke was in deed inappropriate, especially if it’s true that she has health issues. But his reaction was inappropriate as well. Also, I read that the Smith‘s are practicing the concept of an „open marriage“. So here he played the mighty raider, defending his wife but at the same time he has no p...

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by N14AZ
Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 439735

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

ShenzhenBay wrote:
More info from the 4th press conference:
- A fragment of suspected aircraft wreckage was found 10km+ from the crash site, size about 130x10cm.
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Wow, now that’s something new. Will be interesting to know what it is.

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 439735

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

U.S. says China invites NTSB to participate in the investigation From Reuters https://reut.rs/3NaFUjz Good news. I was really concerned they would try to do this on their own and-depending on what they would find- we would never learn the true reason for this crash. So really good news in these tim...

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Status of Russian Economy
Replies: 82
Views: 10228

Re: Imminent collapse of the Russian economy

Isn’t it time to change the thread title? How I wish it would be true but I don’t see an „imminent collapse“, unfortunately. Done, please use the reporting function the next time. Oh oooops! My question was rather rhetorical… I didn’t mean to make work for you. Anyhow, I hope the thread opener and ...

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 439735

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

U.S. says China invites NTSB to participate in the investigation From Reuters https://reut.rs/3NaFUjz Good news. I was really concerned they would try to do this on their own and-depending on what they would find- we would never learn the true reason for this crash. So really good news in these tim...

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Status of Russian Economy
Replies: 82
Views: 10228

Re: Imminent collapse of the Russian economy

Isn’t it time to change the thread title? How I wish it would be true but I don’t see an „imminent collapse“, unfortunately.

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 343
Views: 87238

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

From a business perspective, do we even know if the Antonov 225 was profitable? How did it compare - cost per hour wise, with the AN 124 fleet? Just wondering if, just maybe, this bird, while amazing and HUGE, was a financial drain on the company... and a payout on insurance was maybe worth more to...

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 23, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 439735

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

So that was an inflight break up. Possibly the vertical stabilizer jammed then was ripped off and that caused the crash. Not necessarily. It could be that a large part of the aircraft "bounced" over the hill. As far as I know the Boeing 737 is an aircraft, not a basketball. How would you ...

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by N14AZ
Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432230

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

NSFW Just another day for Russian armour. Frankly, I’m surprised anyone managed to get out of this alive. The ‘debris’ hitting the road at the end is what’s left of an occupant of another tank that was also destroyed further up the road! https://youtu.be/fngPVC4V4Gk Footage like this is utterly tra...

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by N14AZ
Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432230

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Does anyone still think Russia’s leader is sane? Today’s speech is textbook despot: https://twitter.com/just_whatever/status/1504144895501557762?s=21 Holy crap. That dude is off his nut. That speech sounds like it was lifted straight from Geobbels' 1937 speech drafts to Adolf. I read that he announ...

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 16, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6426
Views: 432230

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

My take: - Crimea will become Russian territory - the two eastern provinces will become „independent“ - Ukraine will somehow remain neutral (… for time being..) … and once the last Russian tank has left Ukraine they will do what Russia did before: give a &€&&it about what they agreed up...

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