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by scbriml
Fri May 14, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

So I'm a new F1 fan. Will they do anything different with those two Grand Prix's (I'm not sure what they did last year)? If it were up to me I would reverse the direction on the track. I like what they did in Bahrain where they used the shorter segment for the Sakhir Grand Prix. It's very difficult...

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by scbriml
Fri May 14, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Now will the UK grant an exception as more than likely the teams will be in some degree of bubble during the GP I would think? How will this land with the the general public? I can't see them giving an exemption - they weren't prepared to give two English football teams an exemption to play in the ...

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by scbriml
Fri May 14, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ron DeSantis 2024
Replies: 35
Views: 1116

Re: Ron DeSantis 2024

Cue the anti-conservative sentiment. Biden is a train wreck, and we all knew it. Orange man says mean things. Plugs says things that don't make sense. DeSantis is doing well in Florida, despite all the made up crap that he gets slandered with. Any specific examples of trains off-rail to cite, or ju...

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by scbriml
Thu May 13, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Now will the UK grant an exception as more than likely the teams will be in some degree of bubble during the GP I would think? How will this land with the the general public? I can't see them giving an exemption - they weren't prepared to give two English football teams an exemption to play in the ...

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by scbriml
Thu May 13, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBWUefSl5tI
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Here's an excellent video that gives a side-by-side comparison of the rear wings of Verstappen's Red Bull and Bottas' Mercedes in Spain. The rules state the rear wing is limited to 3mm of vertical movement and one degree of horizontal movement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBWUefSl5tI

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by scbriml
Wed May 12, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash
Replies: 38
Views: 7026

Re: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash

Opus99 wrote:
Why is Airbus being sued by though? Shouldn’t this be more on Air France?


Standard Legal Operating Procedure - throw enough brown smelly stuff and hope some of it sticks. Doesn't matter to whom it sticks.

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by scbriml
Wed May 12, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

In other "interesting" news - the FIA is to introduce new tests for rear wings in an effort to stamp down on some clever flexibility that reduces drag at high speed by 'rotating' the rear wing. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/fia-to-introduce-new-tests-to-clamp-down-on-bendy-wings/6507...

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by scbriml
Wed May 12, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Unless the UK government allows F1 an exemption from current Covid restrictions (two weeks quarantine in a hotel), the GP in Turkey won't happen. Why would this matter? The UK Grand Prix is in July and Turkey is June 11-13 with France 2 weeks after. Why would the teams need to go into the UK during...

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by scbriml
Tue May 11, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The last chicane needs to go. The 90 left right is not fun at all. Maybe a chicane that doesn't have a 90 degree turn would be fine. Or a triple chicane because why not There are media reports that the FIA is actively considering returning to the original layout for F1. I wonder if its possible if ...

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by scbriml
Mon May 10, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe
Replies: 36
Views: 1655

Re: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe

Hopefully, things will be sorted out soon. Will be interesting which party is responsible for this cyber-attack: state hackers? Iran, Russia, China, North Korea? Individuals? What was their primary motivation? The primary motivation is money. It seems the FBI has identified DarkSide as the culprits...

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by scbriml
Mon May 10, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 179
Views: 10596

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

extender wrote:
The hypocrisy is what burns my ass. If America is so racist, how did it elect a black man to two successive terms?


Because the "angry old white man" demographic is in decline?

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by scbriml
Mon May 10, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Even then, I thought that Red Bull could and probably should have brought Verstappen in for a second stop and a set of brand new softs to at least give him the chance to chase Hamilton down. Hamilton was just too quick at the mediums. Also Verstappen couldn’t come in much earlier, because he would ...

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by scbriml
Sun May 09, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Looks like it’s going to be a snoozefest with ham leading, I hope I’m wrong. Here in mad it’s start to rain with showers forecasted but bcn shows dry You were wrong, it seems. Hungary 2019 - sorry - Barcelona 2021 ( :) ) had plenty of suspense as well as some masterclass driving ..... Rgds Indeed. ...

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by scbriml
Sun May 09, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Well, quite an exciting race for Barcelona! A tactical battle up front with Hamilton adopting a two-stop strategy to chase down and overtake Verstappen who had taken the lead at the start on the long run from the grid to turn one. Plenty of action in the mid-field, but the chase at the front was pro...

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by scbriml
Sat May 08, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Hola! It's time for the Spanish GP from Barcelona. Qualifying produced a very tight battle with Lewis Hamilton claiming an historic 100th pole position by just 0.036s from Max Verstappen. Again, we saw a slightly odd finish to qualifying with none of the pole contenders able to set a faster time on ...

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by scbriml
Fri May 07, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Fate of N984TW (Last MD80 Produced)
Replies: 13
Views: 6060

Re: The Fate of N984TW (Last MD80 Produced)

While the Airline History Museum in Kansas City has their hands full with other acquisitions the addition of this MD 83 would be appropriate. Of all the museums that might be interested in this plane, in my view the Airline History Museum would be the worst. It really isn't an airplane museum that ...

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by scbriml
Wed May 05, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1308

Re: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal

The defense in this case was clearly grabbing at straws to begin with and if a new trial was granted Chavin would probably have to take the stand and face some serious questions from the prosecution. That might not be good for him as he has a history of misconduct before George Floyd. I can’t see a...

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by scbriml
Wed May 05, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1308

Re: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal

extender wrote:
He has become a sacrificial lamb so that the city doesn't burn.


No, he's a convicted murderer.

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by scbriml
Tue May 04, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 85
Views: 4978

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Had my second Pfizer dose yesterday. So far only symptom is a sore arm just like the first shot. It feels a bit worse than the first one, but then the person who gave me this shot was definitely a "stabber" whereas I literally felt nothing for the first one.

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by scbriml
Tue May 04, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA attacked inflight
Replies: 52
Views: 11960

Re: AA FA attacked inflight

We don’t have a clue as to why she refused additional medical assistance. Maybe the Captain was being a tyrant and she was afraid receiving additional medical assistance would have escalated the situation and created a huge issue for the Captain and was scared for her job. Do you know how many empl...

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by scbriml
Tue May 04, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1209

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

Teachers are in a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation in modern times. Family unit breaks down, they have to not only teach, but also discipline. And that balance is tough. I can't imagine. I have mixed thoughts on corporal punishment though, although in this situation, eh, who knows. S...

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by scbriml
Tue May 04, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 3132

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Virtual737 wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
Must be a divorce lawyers wet dream. I'm betting Bill gets Word and Melinda Excel.


No, Bill gets only Altair BASIC.


$640 million ought to be enough for anybody ;)


Well played, Sir!

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by scbriml
Tue May 04, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA attacked inflight
Replies: 52
Views: 11960

Re: AA FA viciously attacked inflight, Captain is denied immediate landing

Why would a Captain deny a flight attendant who’d been attacked immediate attention. Maybe he assessed the situation and, in his professional opinion, decided that an emergency diversion wasn't required or justified? The emotive language used in the thread title and your posts doesn't seem to be ba...

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by scbriml
Tue May 04, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 3132

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Aesma wrote:
Bill will drop in the richest man standings.


He'll be devastated.

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by scbriml
Tue May 04, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1209

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

I made that statement because the mother was asked why she didn't stop it and she claims it was because she didn't understand what was happening because she didn't understand English but she knew enough to video the incident tho. Dude, when you're in a hole, stop digging. If you're conflicted about...

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by scbriml
Mon May 03, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1209

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

I don't think a 6-year-old is old enough to really understand a punishment like that in a constructive way. Just scares 'em. It was constructive...I bet he doesn't do it again... I'm going to guess you didn't watch the video or read the article? I'm also going to guess that Melissa Carter will be l...

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by scbriml
Mon May 03, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 59
Views: 3711

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

Another Boris folly.

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by scbriml
Sun May 02, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Full race result: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51154665554_23262ca994_b.jpg Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/latest Not the worst race by any means, but not quite the excitement or drama of the first two races. On the medium tyres, it looked pretty close between Mercedes and Red B...

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by scbriml
Sun May 02, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

After what seemed like a long two weeks, we're back in action with this Sunday's Portuguese GP from Portimao. The weekend has so far been dominated by the wind and a low-grip circuit (although it's not as slippery as it was last year). Lots of drivers struggling through practice and qualifying and a...

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search Warrants on Giuliani
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Search Warrants on Giuliani

The warrant was for electronic devices. There were two hard drives sitting there and the FBI agent asked what they were. Giuliana said they were about Hunter Biden and the agent said they would not take them. Giuliana read the warrant again and told the agent it covered ALL electronic gear, and the...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 18715

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

According to airlines.net the A321 is running away with the sales So which single-aisle plane is selling better than the A321neo over the last few years (long before MAXgate started)? Comparing historic deliveries to try to disprove current sales trends is an interesting tactic. If you feel better ...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I agree, its going to be gimmicky crap and its not going to "improve the show" at all. I would not be surprised to see things really processional at the front after the first couple of laps. Given we have a normal qualifying session for the sprint race, we're very likely to see the two Re...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The Canadian GP has now been dropped after F1 was unable to find a way around Canada's strict quarantine rules. The race on 13th June will now be held in Turkey. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.turkey-to-replace-canada-on-2021-f1-race-calendar.5oXc8g8NfkRUrlydMahSVF.html Whilst I'm disapp...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Private school warning staff against vaccine.
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Private school warning staff against vaccine.

Difficult to think of a suitable response other than "It's Florida!"

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 2899

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Difficult to think of a suitable response other than "It's Louisiana!"

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 18715

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

What about COMAC...? What about them? The C919 was launched in 2008 and according to Wiki, they've built six through end 2019. They don't even show up on the pie chart. Yeah, they have 300 orders and 700 "commitments" (most of those commitments are from Chinese banks you've never heard of...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Park Legend - man takes six years to use every parking slot
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Car Park Legend - man takes six years to use every parking slot

A man from SE London has added “spice” to his weekly shopping trip by embarking on a mission to user every bay in the supermarket car park. Six years later, he’s achieved his goal! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-56916050 He’s the antithesis of me - I get annoyed if my usual parking slo...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 3831

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

But Johnson really should not lose his rag like he did at PMQ's today, simple enough questions after all. Just more bluster - it’s all he’s ever had. It seems to me that the refurbishment of the PM’s apartment was paid for illegally. At some point, someone has realised and told Johnson that he woul...

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by scbriml
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 1858

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

Rather than reward people for being sensible, why not fine the stupid ones? Because positive incentives work better than punishments. We pay employees rather than make them slaves because it is more productive than bearing people. You may have missed the sarcasm, but all those minimum wage staff mi...

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by scbriml
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

F1 and the teams have now agreed the format of the trial of “sprint qualifying” that will run at three of this season’s races- Friday: FP1 - normal 60min session. Parc Ferme conditions start after FP1 and run to end of race. Qualifying - to decide grid order for Sprint Qualifying on Saturday (same t...

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by scbriml
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 1858

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

Rather than reward people for being sensible, why not fine the stupid ones?

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by scbriml
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

He has something of a point. Writing off an entire F1 car and engine/gearbox (if that is indeed the case) is not a trivial cost. In the days of a cost cap, such a replacement is going to have to come from somewhere and it's going to be money that could have been spent on something else. I have seen...

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by scbriml
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 26966

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/BA/


Yes, but given this is airliners.net and not stockmarket.net, most folks will assume "BA" is British Airways IATA code first.
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JoseSalazar wrote:
In many circles outside of this forum, BA is Boeing, as that is their stock ticker.
https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/BA/


Yes, but given this is airliners.net and not stockmarket.net, most folks will assume "BA" is British Airways IATA code first.

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by scbriml
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2024

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

Calhoun was tasked with bringing MAX back into the air. That is exactly what happened - MAX got recertified under his watch, hope is that MAX will turn into a major revenue stream for Boeing. Should Calhoun get a credit for that? SHould that credit have a monetary value? Exactly how much, from your...

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by scbriml
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 108
Views: 6233

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Just realized this thread exists. Interesting comments and quite fitting to my renewed interest in F1. Any opinions here about Toto's comments regarding "being streched" on the cost cap? Seems awfully whiny, to be honest, if it only takes on 90% "hull loss" to be at that point. ...

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by scbriml
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windsor Castle No Fly Zone
Replies: 19
Views: 3829

Re: Windsor Castle No Fly Zone

Apparently they are looking at imposing a NFZ for 1.5 Miles and 2500ft around Windsor Castle. I don't understand how this will be possible, the Castle is almost directly under the final approach to 09L and to a lesser extent 09R, planes are usually around 1K feet as they pass over. How will 09 ops ...

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 26966

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

tjwgrr wrote:
I'm surprised DL isn't looking at picking some of LATAM's A359s and then convert some of their A359 orders to the A321NEO.


They were as part of their investment in LATAM, but then Covid hit and DL paid a multi-million dollar penalty in order to not take them.

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 4844

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

A non-issue? Some quotes from his speech: "Their first priority is to change the rules to stay in power." "They don't believe in democracy" "They don't believe in the voters" "There's a real simple path to that - convince the voters your ideas are right" and ...

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 26966

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

RoyalBrunei757 wrote:
Congratulation to Airbus and Delta! I do still think Delta will place an order for Boeing NMA. It will be too risky to depend on single OEM.


Yet plenty of folks here say Southwest is brilliant for doing exactly that! :spin:

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-46 Pegasus?
Replies: 92
Views: 5844

Re: C-46 Pegasus?

UA857 wrote:
Is it possible for the USAF to order up to 50 C-46 transport aircraft without tanking equipment to use as an increase in airlift capabilities given that the C-17 is out of production?


The C-46 went out of production in 1945. Not happening. ;)





Someone had to.

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