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by scbriml
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fracking permitted again in England
Replies: 49
Views: 1813

Re: Fracking permitted again in England

Go on Ress-Mogg, call these people 'woke, hippy, leftie' or whatever word salad comes to mind; https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/23/fracking-nanas-against-fracking-community-organising Is this the same Rees-Mogg that's leading the charge to revert the UK to imperial measurements? H...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR in october
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: LHR in october

https://www.spotterguide.net/planespott ... -lhr-egll/
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The weather in October can be very hit or miss.

Any locations on the north side are unlikely to be very useful in October as the sun will be in the south all day long.

Lots of helpful information here:
https://www.spotterguide.net/planespott ... -lhr-egll/

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 125
Views: 23512

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

They don't need to worry about pilot counts - they can draft pilots. Well, how ironic is that? Aeroflot pilots (and presumably pilots from other airlines) will likely be drafted into the Russian military. A further nail in the coffin of Russian civil aviation. https://news.yahoo.com/half-workers-ru...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 49
Views: 7567

Re: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
people get off too easy.

I believe in a true three strikes law, three convictions and go away for life.


Really? So steal a bottle of water from a shop three times and you get life?

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors
Replies: 30
Views: 3388

Re: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors

This is nothing more than a slap on the wrist for Boeing. The $200 million is just a rounding error on the tens of billions the MAX fiasco has cost them. More troubling is that much of the blame is laid squarely at the feet of DM, yet he appears to have escaped any direct punishment. Not that it’s ...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors
Replies: 30
Views: 3388

Re: 737 Max: Boeing to pay $200m over charges it misled investors

This is nothing more than a slap on the wrist for Boeing. The $200 million is just a rounding error on the tens of billions the MAX fiasco has cost them.

More troubling is that much of the blame is laid squarely at the feet of DM, yet he appears to have escaped any direct punishment.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fracking permitted again in England
Replies: 49
Views: 1813

Re: Fracking permitted again in England

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-envi ... 982332.amp


Wow, you really gulp down the kool-aid.
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Arion640 wrote:
Good call - time for countries to get their energy independence instead of being addicted to Russian hydrocarbons.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-envi ... 982332.amp


Wow, you really gulp down the kool-aid.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19322

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

Except they are sold. One assumes that the airlines involved made all the interim payments (otherwise why would Boeing build them?) Presumably all that’s unpaid is the final “delivery charge”. Less compensation payments/credits due. It’s funny how folks here see Airbus cancelling QR orders as a neg...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19322

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

Agreed, tryin g to see how this is a negative move by Boeing. There are assets sitting on the ground not sold, so sell them. If China wants to order more, then they can place a new order. Except they are sold. One assumes that the airlines involved made all the interim payments (otherwise why would...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: No F-22B version
Replies: 60
Views: 4486

Re: No F-22B version

wingman wrote:
For those of us that prize looks over capability, it's important to note that the F-22 looks ten times cooler than the F-35.


That’s a low bar! A London double-decker bus looks cooler than an F-35.

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's NMA back on?
Replies: 57
Views: 11314

Re: Boeing's NMA back on?

If the FedEx CEO is right with what he is saying, the double circle is off the table because it would not fit 767 containers in the lower holds, or if it does in the lower holds, then the floor is to high up to fit the main deck cargo containers. Even the pallets will be limited in hight then. So i...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54877

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

24 weeks was an arbitrary number as well Tugg I’d dispute that 24 weeks was just arbitrarily chosen. When set, it was generally accepted as the crossover point at which more embryos could survive than not. Even now, 23 weeks gestation is considered a borderline below which the risk of serious disab...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19322

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

I think Boeing got into the government troubles between China and the US about Taiwan, the artificial islands and such. This is no real MAX issue, but political retaliation and pressure games. Boeing had hoped for China to be the key MAX market, and now they put in on hold. It's okay to move on. Ag...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United grounds 25 777s due missed inspection
Replies: 19
Views: 8874

Re: United grounds 25 777s due missed inspection

United Airlines removed 25 of its Boeing 777-200 airplanes from service late Monday after discovering it had failed to perform required inspections on the wing leading-edge panels. The FAA said United reported the issue, and the FAA is reviewing the circumstances that led to the missed inspections....

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8525
Views: 604525

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://twitter.com/Flash_news_ua/statu ... 8272616448

Will be fascinating to see how far this goes,


Probably to the nearest police station where a severe beating will be administered.
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Braybuddy wrote:
Protesters in Russia have already started to mobilise:
https://twitter.com/Flash_news_ua/statu ... 8272616448

Will be fascinating to see how far this goes,


Probably to the nearest police station where a severe beating will be administered.

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 301
Views: 78275

Re: Only 3 to Go: Atlas Air takes one of the last 747's to be build

Thanks. That seems absurd and choosing theatrical budget machinations over mission-critical capabilities, but that's what you get with that decision-making team. I could be wrong but i dont think the air refueling capabilities were ever used on the 742 version of the AF1 in practice. I dont remembe...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 125
Views: 23512

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

All you Russia bashers are hilarious, you act like Russia is incapable of producing anything. IL-96-300 proves you deniers wrong, might take them a few years but they can build new aircraft. "features supercritical wings fitted with winglets, a glass cockpit, and a fly-by-wire control system. ...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54877

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

Tugger wrote:
24 weeks was an arbitrary number as well

Tugg


I’d dispute that 24 weeks was just arbitrarily chosen. When set, it was generally accepted as the crossover point at which more embryos could survive than not.

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will King Charles receive the same support long term as the Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 1231

Re: Will King Charles receive the same support long term as the Queen

Short answer - no, he will never be as popular as the Queen.

I don’t see any way he abdicates. He’s already hinted that he’ll follow his mother’s example of life-long service.

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12248

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Klaus wrote:
Impressive spectacle.

Clearly this was way more important than the poor having food or heat.

Relative priorities are in obvious evidence.


They say being able to “read the crowd” is a skill. Maybe you should learn it?

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19322

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
China's stance on the MAX is weird... Boeing even built a joint COMAC-Boeing completion center to finish the 737s...


It’s not weird, it’s geopolitics.

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 125
Views: 23512

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

Its “glory days” when minor inconveniences like having to make a profit didn’t matter? Soviet Aeroflot was nothing but a plaything of the politburo. Let's be fair. Everything that flew commercially in the Soviet Union was Aeroflot, including crop dusters, regional flights, and the mainline flights ...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 125
Views: 23512

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/russia-swearing-off-boeing-airbus-products/ "Russia doesn’t exactly have a sterling track record of aviation successes in commercial airliners. See the site https://www.rbth.com Included on the list are: 1. The AN-2 single engine/fabric covered biplane/crop ...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19322

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

Interesting enough, but it would be extremely difficult to prove that their regulator was not operating in good faith....that would be a very subjective view. Equally, that is the regulator of a sovereign country and, irrespective of agreeing or disagreeing, they have the ultimate right to adjudica...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Official Suggests Pilots Should Learn To Repair Aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 3613

Re: Russian Official Suggests Pilots Should Learn To Repair Aircraft

The problems in Russia are spare parts related, not lack of engineers and mechanics I would pressume. I think China might sell some old A/B planes at good prices to Russia. Sounds like a good way to get sanctioned. Chinese companies may not be ideologically in line with 'the West', but they know wh...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Official Suggests Pilots Should Learn To Repair Aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 3613

Re: Russian Official Suggests Pilots Should Learn To Repair Aircraft

So all flight crews will be issued a bottle of super glue and two rolls of duct tape. Gotcha. You have a grave misunderstanding about Russia and Russians. Everyone must be also issued 1 bottle of Vodka for every other item issued to the. So 1 bottle of super glue, 2 rolls of duct tape, and 3 bottle...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to exercise purchase rights for another 75 Airbus A321neo planes.
Replies: 29
Views: 5547

Re: Wizz Air to exercise purchase rights for another 75 Airbus A321neo planes.

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
Also, cask is functioning of pax carried.


CASK = cost of flight / (available seats x km flown)

The calculation is the same regardless of how many of the available seats are occupied.

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2424

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

To compare the UAE to America is just silly Prejudice isn’t a good look The UAE wasn't compared to the US, the comparison was made to the Bible Belt which represents a small part of the US but, traditionally, has a very unique perception towards certain morals and values. Maybe, but the deepest Bib...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2424

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

When you said Gulf states, I thought you meant Alabama and Mississippi for a second. :duck: Same same. Same values. Different bank accounts. I’ve been extensively in both states and countries—nothing like each other. To compare the UAE to America is just silly Prejudice isn’t a good look And some c...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2424

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

You might know plenty of gay people in the UAE, but they cannot be out locally (jailtime at best). As much as I find Texas in the current climate to be a backwards shithole, I'd much rather take my chances as a Bi person in Austin or Houston than anywhere in the Middle East. Your comment is ridicul...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 125
Views: 23512

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

Aeroflot didn't need Airbus or Boeing aircraft in it's glory days, 5,000+ aircraft... 'From its inception to the early 1990s, Aeroflot was the flag carrier and a state-owned enterprise of the Soviet Union (USSR). During this time, Aeroflot grew its fleet to over five thousand domestically made airc...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19322

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

Boeing still has hundreds of undelivered MAX in its inventory. Trying to resell a few that were built for China is only the tip of a big iceberg.

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F
Replies: 87
Views: 13363

Re: Boeing: B787F to succeed B767F

ikolkyo wrote:
Curious how this will be developed, I remember hearing a long time about that the barrel construction tactic for the 787 wasn’t ideal for a freighter.


As is pointed out in the linked article.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 15, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8525
Views: 604525

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pu ... 6fb9f483af


Sounds a bit unlikely, but better luck next time.
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lightsaber wrote:
Apparently a failed assassination attempt on Putin:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pu ... 6fb9f483af


Sounds a bit unlikely, but better luck next time.

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 248
Views: 47581

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

only to get stuck in traffic getting into town? Do the subsonic passengers somehow avoid this traffic getting into town? Isn't it a problem for all people equally regardless of how they fly? You are framing this as a negative for the supersonic passenger only, if we read your post correctly. The in...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 12, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 248
Views: 47581

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

How much extra are you prepared to pay for a faster flight? I suspect most people would be the opposite - prepared to endure longer (slower) flights if the price was lower. More than you might expect. You might be surprised at how many people from my country would be willing to spend more for faste...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 248
Views: 47581

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Lookin at the Boom website is interesting... https://boomsupersonic.com/overture 600+ profitable routes? The only potential things I can see are TATL routes. With the 4250nm published range, there aren't many options out of LAX/SFO. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4250nm%40LAX http://www.gcmap.com/map...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7005

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

noviorbis77 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:

** Britain **


When you can write Dutch as well as ‘Dutchy’ writes English, then you’ll have earned the right to correct them.


This is an English language site.

Spelling Britain correctly is not a big ask.


Get over it, we all knew what was meant. No need for spelling and grammar nazis.

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7005

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

From an outside observation it looks as if the UK Tories are in a basketcase situation. One clown show leader to another and the state of the nation in decline. So can any UK locals say why UK Labour are still in the doldrums? Betting sites still have the Conservatives as odds on favourites to win ...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7005

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

No. He has already promised to keep his trap shut on political matters and in any event he has little power. Still, he can carry on flying everywhere and using his helicopter. then Brittian is in the hands of the populist movement, but we already knew that by looking at Westminster and its policies...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7005

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

From an outside observation it looks as if the UK Tories are in a basketcase situation. One clown show leader to another and the state of the nation in decline. So can any UK locals say why UK Labour are still in the doldrums? Betting sites still have the Conservatives as odds on favourites to win ...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 09, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12248

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

RIP I live in France and the Queen/King of the UK has no relevance to me or my life in any way. Currently there is a war raging, energy crisis, inflation crisis, climate crisis, and many others, the Queen/King has no role to play in any of this. Even when the fate of her country was at stake with B...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 49129

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

The second and third prototypes are now in advanced production. https://simpleflying.com/airbus-a321zxlr-certification-fleet-expnansion/ Anyone know if either of these will feature the necessary improved treatment for the RCT? I saw the second XLR at XFW on Monday. It was outside and painted in Air...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12248

Re: Queen under medical supervision as doctors are concerned for her health

The Queen has died aged 96. My word this was quick. It seems a little surprising that someone would decompensate so quickly. I don't think it was so quick. She had become noticeably frailer since the death of Philip and cancelled a lot off engagements in the last few months in order "to rest&q...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12248

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Braybuddy wrote:
This was quick:
Image


That has almost certainly been prepared for some time. Just update the year and you're good to go!

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 248
Views: 47581

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

With American and United orders this is 100% done deal. So this is RR loss. There is no way this would not get delivered in time. These airlines doesn't play childs games. And if FAA makes a fuss of this, United can just threaten to withdraw from the states, and issue would resolve immediately. I’l...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12248

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59135132


The Queen is dead. Long live the King.
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GDB wrote:
There has long been speculation of the name Charles would use when he became King, there have been non forenames used before, not this time;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59135132


The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12248

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

I'm no royalist by any means, but this is a sad day.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8525
Views: 604525

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Some St Petersburg officials want Putin charged with high treason. Will they commit suicide or just disappear? https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/russian-officials-propose-overthrowing-putin-charging-him-with-treason/ar-AA11BLX2?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=24256a67c8f44d2c9712955050b91f7d ...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12248

Re: Queen under medical supervision as doctors are concerned for her health

Sky news presenters have changed to wearing black also. I wonder if she has passed and just waiting for family who just landed at ABZ before an official announcement . I didn't mention it earlier, but since you've raised the possibility... One of my daughters works as a video editor and has high-up...

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