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by scbriml
Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guardian poking fun at Boris Johnson.
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: Guardian poking fun at Boris Johnson.

Thread title reads like nobody else is making fun of the idiot. The sooner he’s history the better. As long as his female equivalent, Liz Truss, doesn’t take over.

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by scbriml
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Boeing is still struggling with the KC-46 and yesterday announced yet another charge. This one of over $400 million, takes cumulative charges to nearly five and a half billion dollars. https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/budget-policy-operations/new-kc-46-charge-highlights-rift-between-boeing-usa...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top 007 Song Openers
Replies: 43
Views: 1145

Re: Top 007 Song Openers

Begins and ends with Shirley Bassey’s Goldfinger. Once Connery left, Bond wasn’t the same for me. 100% I dont even watch the new ones . Just Connery and Moore . Sean Connery was always my favourite, but I think Daniel Craig did an excellent job as a more current-era Bond. Whoever cast Roger Moore a...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Arabia and Thailand resume air links after 35 years
Replies: 28
Views: 4284

Re: Saudia Arabia and Thailand resume air links after 35 years !

While this is good news, one wonders just how much traffic flows between these two "strange bedfellows".

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to set up aircraft recycling center in China
Replies: 22
Views: 3515

Re: Airbus to set up aircraft recycling center in China

I don't think they've had a legitimate excuse to totally disassemble them till now. If they really wanted to completely disassemble an Airbus (or Boeing for that matter), why would they need an excuse? Just fly it to a military base and put it in a hangar. They've had Boeings since the 1970s and it...

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by scbriml
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejection reasons 'distance' and 'motive'
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Rejection reasons 'distance' and 'motive'

See the upload guide for explanations of all rejection reasons. https://www.airliners.net/faq/photo_acceptance_guide/ Distance basically means the plane is too small in the frame. In your shot there’s too much dead space around the plane. Motive is a bit of a catch-all, but for your shot it’s really...

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by scbriml
Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74
Replies: 25
Views: 1294

Re: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74

Apparently, that thing he wouldn't do for love, was get vaccinated.

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by scbriml
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Sukhoi Superjet
Replies: 42
Views: 10017

Re: New Sukhoi Superjet

Metchalus wrote:
Does this reduce their attractiveness in foreign markets?


You can't reduce something below nonexistent.

Seriously, different engines won't make any difference in "western markets". It may help SSJ sales in sanctioned countries like Iran, Syria, etc.

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by scbriml
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mystery C-47 at Kirtland AFB
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: Mystery C-47 at Kirtland AFB

Another photographe has sent me a close crop of the wingless C-47 at Oshkosh taken in 2010 that clearly shows the registration N3433E. So there's no doubt that c/n 19458 is (or was) derelict at Oshkosh and cannot be the plane currently on display at Kirtland.

Mystery still unsolved.

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by scbriml
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 95
Views: 17424

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

gaystudpilot wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Looks like bye-bye for the distinctive sky blue livery.


Where did you find that mentioned? Their banner on their website is currently white with “Korean Air” in blue and red.


Nothing has changed yet. They've just trademarked a new logo, they haven't actually launched a rebrand.

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mystery C-47 at Kirtland AFB
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: Mystery C-47 at Kirtland AFB

https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult However, the address is now the Da Vita Dialysis Centre. However, Long Beach Airport is only a short walk way. Assuming the reg provided by aerialvisuals is correct. After being de mobbed it was with SAS as LN-IAS from 1946 to 1952. It w...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mystery C-47 at Kirtland AFB
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: Mystery C-47 at Kirtland AFB

Isn’t there a plate located by the cockpit with the SN? https://www.airlinereporter.com/2013/07/an-inside-look-at-a-restored-panam-dc-3-at-historic-flight/img_4374/ http://www.dc3history.org/locateadc3bynumber.html https://www.abcdlist.nl/maind.html Normally, yes. The reply I received from USAF sug...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mystery C-47 at Kirtland AFB
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Mystery C-47 at Kirtland AFB

I'm trying to identify a C-47 that's currently on display at Kirtland AFB in New Mexico - it can be seen on Google Earth at 35.054603N 106.592244W. It has been at this location for quite some time and can be seen in GE images going back to 1991! I appreciate that doesn't mean it's the same frame, bu...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 512
Views: 64776

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

[threeid][/threeid] We can add this situation to the high competency list of FAA accomplishments that include the original 737MAX certification and (eventually) grounding. Blaming the FAA for this is pretty short sighted. The FCC are the ones primarily responsible for this. If someone thinks the FAA...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians Told To Use Burner Phones During Beijing Olympics
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Re: Olympians Told To Use Burner Phones During Beijing Olympics

Only if they determine that your profile is >50% likely to be a non-American. So that only catches some US citizens (most likely of the wrong political leanings anyway) along with all the rest of the world’s citizens, so it’s all good. Nothing to see here. Wait, what? So to spy on foreign visitors ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 2402

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

BWIAirport wrote:
At least pre-covid, if you're flying to LHR long-haul and you departed on time, you're gonna do some circles before you land.


Even worse, you arrive 30 mins ahead of schedule, then spend 45 mins in the hold, then when you finally land, there’s no gate for you! Happy days. :banghead:

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2
Replies: 76
Views: 22055

Re: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2

acavpics wrote:
Is it just me or is there some curse going on with heavies to/from DXB?


BA has a tail strike at LHR and it's DXB's fault? :confused:

It's just you.

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2093

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.”

― G.K. Chesterton


When men chose to believe a quotation and attribute that quotation incorrectly, they then become capable of believing anything.

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2093

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

NIKV69 wrote:
On a better note the Rabbi involved was on CNN and wow what a hero. Threw a chair at the terrorist when they knew they had to run. Incredible.


Good guy with a chair ends armed siege.

Don't tell the NRA!

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

Meanwhile, in Australia, it's rumoured a few tennis games are bing played. Yes I heard those rumours as well, I’m not a tennis fan don’t really follow it More of a cricket fan but the less said on that the better As I understand, there was a series of tests. Only one team apparently arrived. The ot...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

Meanwhile, in Australia, it's rumoured a few tennis games are bing played.

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

It appears if this current federal government wins the next general election it will enforce the 3 year ban on novax. https://au.yahoo.com/sports/australian-open-2022-novak-djokovic-home-affairs-minister-karen-andrews-travel-ban-potential-050005476.html I don't think it says what you seem to think ...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN reporting all flights from the United States to China have either been canceled or suspended
Replies: 52
Views: 9834

Re: CNN reporting all flights from the United States to China have either been canceled or suspended

iluvairplanes99 wrote:
I would ask folks to check their anti Chinese bias; it’s so easy to write off their response as heavy handed, the fact of the matter is China isn’t having upwards of 800,000 cases a day.


That's only true if you believe everything the Chinese Government tells you. That's the first problem.

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

GDB wrote:
Given their history including recent, they don’t do irony do they?


Ouch, you went there! :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

Djokovic and his team would be wise to bring in house somebody to better manage some of his affairs. He clearly has enough “yes” men. He needs a slight contrarian. Time and time again he’s failed to read the room. Now it’s truly cost him. IMHO it’s arrogance and a lack of willingness to listen to a...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

Djokovic and his team would be wise to bring in house somebody to better manage some of his affairs. He clearly has enough “yes” men. He needs a slight contrarian. Time and time again he’s failed to read the room. Now it’s truly cost him. IMHO it’s arrogance and a lack of willingness to listen to a...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

Novak is being a good ambassador to Serbia, as we can see with the country's president remarks... [irony]Yes, this Djokovic affair has done a power of good for the image of Serbia, hasn't it?[/irony] "Humiliated are those people who organised this kind of witch hunt." - president of Serbi...

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by scbriml
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6165

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

:rotfl: What's also hilarious is that he's reportedly selling property to foot legal bills. All that says is Mummie Dearest has closed the spigot. Had she, that is the taxpayer, paid for Andrew's legal bills in this sordid case, that would have been unacceptable. Brenda hasn't navigated nearly 70 y...

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by scbriml
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Eastern DC-9s And N8990E
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: Ex-Eastern DC-9s And N8990E

I can tell you that the nose section went to the FAA's Non-destructive Test Centre at Albuquerque. I saw it there in 2006 and my database tells me it was still there in early 2016. Current status is unconfirmed.

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by scbriml
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

Court hearing to start at 8.45pm MEL time - around 10 minutes from now.... https://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/novak-djokovic-visa-saga-live-updates-immigration-minister-still-yet-to-make-decision-as-serbian-tennis-star-s-2022-australian-open-campaign-remains-in-limbo-20220114-p59o7i.html Edit -...

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by scbriml
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

I just wonder if him being deported from Australia will also effect his ability to enter other countries in the near future. It’s that gift the keeps giving, “have you ever been denied or refused entry” on every application going forward. Even if he is subsequently deported, he was granted access a...

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by scbriml
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 43
Views: 9638

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

MEA-707 wrote:
But one small correction, MRTT041 was not (necissairily) the 41st conversion. Comparible to Boeings MSN's they allocated blocks way in advance.


Thanks for the additional information, appreciated.

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by scbriml
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 43
Views: 9638

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

I was surprised to see MSN 2007 (F-WWCL) also being for the French Air Force. The MRTTs have their own Line numbers, does anyone know what number/registration it will be? The problem: MRTT047/F-UJCM is MSN 1998, MRTT048/F-UJCN is MSN 2008, MRTT049/F-UJCO is MSN 2011. It can't be MRTT050 because tha...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6165

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

The judge has ruled that Ms Giuffre's 2009 agreement with Epstein doesn't preclude her bringing a civil case against Prince Andrew. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59871514 During a virtual hearing they said the Duke of York was a "potential defendant" as defined by the agreement and the ca...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6165

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

The judge has ruled that Ms Giuffre's 2009 agreement with Epstein doesn't preclude her bringing a civil case against Prince Andrew. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59871514 During a virtual hearing they said the Duke of York was a "potential defendant" as defined by the agreement and the cas...

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9155

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

afcjets wrote:
Congress went back into session in the Capitol hours later to certify the election for Joe.


Which was absolutely the correct thing to do - the insurrectionist traitors and their liar-in-chief could not be seen to change the course of democracy.

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

And yet we have people in my country who reckon he’s awesome and has done nothing wrong. Even after he's admitted wrongdoing? There's blind loyalty and there's dumb stupidity. Ordinary folk like us wouldn’t get away with this, because we are politically harmless they would throw us out immediately....

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by scbriml
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

Now that Novax has admitted he broke Serbian isolation rules and that a "human error" was made by his agent on his immigration form (neglecting to mention travel to Serbia and Spain) one wonders what will happen. If your average Joe had made these "mistakes" I doubt they'd still ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12804

Re: Australian Open 2022

So why wasn't this evidence presented to the judge during the hearing? That was the whole reason for the hearing in the first place right? The facts of the entry were not argued, just procedural fairness. The fact he went to Spain was no r declared in the interview either. I think the ABF dropped t...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6165

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Depending on the state, 17 could be above the age of consent, not that I agree with it but from a legal aspect it's not illegal. It's the consent part that is the issue, not her age. Where's your proof that there wasn't consent? I haven't said there was or wasn't consent. However, the whole basis o...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6165

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Good post, I at first thought she was underage when they had sex but found out no to be the case. Lot's of women who go from rags to riches may not be able to come back once they are sleeping with famous men. It's too complex as well as the fact you pointed out as when women falsely accuse. I don't...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 368
Views: 94640

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

To Chiad: off course, my gramnar is not the best one. I thought that both is for two together and each for just one. There are a number of ways of saying it, but the common interpretation of saying " Both secured 1,000 orders " would be that the two OEMs received 1,000 orders each. 'Both'...

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by scbriml
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM adds SAF to all flights departing AMS
Replies: 31
Views: 5719

Re: KLM adds SAF to all flights departing AMS

0.5% of the regular fuel load is SAF ? Excuse me whilst I consider the world saved with a rousing rendition of Kum Ba Yah... I second this ! Other airlines used already up to 50% of SAF and this one sounds like a joke OH Dear........ Sorry, but you are both completely missing the significance of KL...

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by scbriml
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9155

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

pune wrote:
don't we research a country before we go there


If it would involve reading more than six words and a picture or two, then no, Trump wouldn't do any research. I bet one of his staffers had to point to India on the globe so that Trump didn't confuse it with Indiana.

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6165

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

sexual assualt it's a murky legal term In what way is "sexual assault" a murky legal term? The legal world has grouped rape and other offenses into one which I don't like. If the prince had sex with her against her will it's rape, if a guy walking down the street touches a woman's butt th...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2
Replies: 76
Views: 22055

Re: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2

"UK" is an unnecesary word there. Still: He did leave for whatever reason. He wrote some nasty words about the company as he left. And yes, pressing people into voluntary leaving is a well known approach. As far as I understand, 5 months of grounding following the accident were also a saf...

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6165

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

NIKV69 wrote:
sexual assualt it's a murky legal term


In what way is "sexual assault" a murky legal term?

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by scbriml
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6165

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

SEAorPWM wrote:
I don't see the Prince Andrew case going anywhere, as 17 is an adult on NY and 16 is an adult in the UK.


Age is not the issue, consent is.

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